We work with you to enable you to improve and regain your ability to manage your life again.
Mental health problems can affect how you get on with everyday activities and your relationships with others. Motivation, lack of interest and feeling hopeless can be particular problems.
An initial interview with one of our occupational therapists helps us establish how you are managing now and what help you require. You can then work with other staff to rebuild your confidence in activities. Taking part in sessions with other patients also plays an important part in promoting your recovery. We also recognise that physical health problems could be affecting how you are feeling and our wellbeing nurses help support you to lead a full life and gain a feeling of wellbeing.
Our occupational therapy staff and wellbeing nurses are part of our multidisciplinary teams for each ward and for the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team. When your care is discussed with our team, a referral is automatically made to us. If you feel you require our services before you have been approached, please ask your named nurse or doctor to refer you.
Our service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.Some specific therapy sessions are arranged for evenings and week-ends.
The Family and Friends Support Group is run every Wednesday evening.
An occupational therapist
meets with you to discuss how you are managing at the moment and what help you
require to enable you to complete your usual activities.
Whether you are at home or admitted to a ward, this can be a time of low
self-confidence and you might not have your usual levels of motivation. An
occupational therapist and our assistant practitioners that work alongside, can
help you break up your days into more manageable tasks and structure your day
to enable you to achieve your goals.
Social, creative and sporting activities can help you get back your confidence,
your motivation and even help you start enjoying life again!
A wellbeing nurse sees you to attend to any particular health problems and can
guide you in your lifestyle choices to promote a feeling of wellbeing.
Hellesdon HospitalDrayton High RoadNorwichNR6 5BE
Our service is only for people who are already patients of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team or have been admitted to the wards at Hellesdon Hospital. A doctor or other health professional will ask us to meet you as required or you might like to ask to meet one of us for an initial assessment.
Acute mental health problems which might arise within neurosis or psychosis, or if you have a personality disorder.
Our team support carers through linking with the Carers Lead and promoting the monthly Carers Group.
Current patients and their Carers can contact the respective wards or the Crisis Team.