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Purpose-built, Heatherwood Court provides an intermediate step for individuals on a mental health treatment pathway coming from a medium or low secure environment, who need further physical and relational security as well as therapeutic support.

Located in countryside close to Cardiff, Heatherwood Court offers up to 47 beds across four single-gender units.

Opened in 2008, Heatherwood Court provides care, treatment and rehabilitation for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Adults with severe and enduring mental illness requiring a low secure environment
  • Male and female mentally disordered offenders requiring a low secure environment
  • Women with personality disorders

At Heatherwood our focus is on rehabilitation and recovery. By providing our patients with relationship and life skills, alongside resilience and coping strategies, we promote the emotional stability which can provide the sound foundation needed to make a successful move back into the community.

In addition to nursing and support staff, our Multidisciplinary team of over 150 people also includes

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical and Forensic Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Educational and Work Skills specialists

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During the COVID restrictions, the Occupational Therapy team have been using BBC Soundscapes to promote relaxation at Heatherwood.

BBC Soundscapes has proved to be an excellent resource for reducing patients’ sense of isolation from the outdoors at Heatherwood Court.

The respource has provided a great way to bring nature into Heatherwood. It has been utilised in a variety of occupational therapy groups and 1:1 sessions including; relaxation sessions and mindfulness colouring.

During relaxation sessions, Soundscapes provides a wonderful accompaniment to guide imagery scripts. Recordings of beaches, rivers and forests help service users to become more involved; they feel as though they are really in these natural beauty spots.

Soundscapes is available at BBC Soundscapes for Wellbeing aims to bring nature to everyone – Media Centre

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Our purpose is people – helping our service users fulfil their potential beyond their mental health issues, autistic condition or learning disability underpins everything we do. All our services are about supporting people to meet their goals.

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