Everything you need to know about autism in adults


The symptoms of autism in adults can differ from those in children, and many adults have learned to live with their symptoms over the years. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. In most cases, people receive an autism diagnosis in childhood, usually after the age of 4 years. However, some adults live with undiagnosed ASD. Even people with …

My Life With Depression


Author Tom Cutler shares his story about his life with depression and his epiphany when he was diagnosed with Aspergers https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/08/depression-asperger-s-diagnosis-tom-cutler-keep-clear

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong


Amy Morin takes us on a personal journey of life changes and the grief that some events have brought her. She talks about an attitude that we can adopt to help us better cope with the twists and turns we will experience ourselves in life.

Mental Health Awareness Morning…


On Friday 11th October in the Occupational Therapy (OT) department we brought a number of our patients together for a Canadian Breakfast to commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. We conducted a Mental Health Stigma Quiz using the “Time To Change – Let’s End Mental Health Discrimination” website’s questionnaire and we spoke openly about famous people who have struggled with …

My Battle With Anorexia – Dave Chawner


We wanted to share this insightful and humorous video where Dave Chawner describes his battle with anorexia, people’s attitudes to mental health, and the journey he’s taken over the years.

Average Length of Stay is 10.5 months…


We wanted to share the continued progress we’re making on reducing the average length of stay for our patients. Excluding five outliers, we have achieved 10.5 months. In the last twelve months, we have discharged 28 patients, of which 23 went to either supported accommodation in the community, open rehab or their own homes. As ever, we always have our …