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Complex mental health support and rehabilitation

Our care homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for people living with complex mental health needs.

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Complex mental health

Our homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for people living with complex mental health needs.

We understand that a person’s mental health journey, and our holistic approach involves working with individuals, their loved ones and professionals, to design a care plan that’s tailored to their needs and goals, including re-integration into the wider community. 

Our specialist, nurse-led teams support people living with a range of complex mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, personality disorder, affective disorder and schizophrenia, who may also have a secondary diagnosis of a learning disability, autism or personality disorder.

We support people on their journey from being in hospital or living in a secure setting to community-based living, as well as offering longer term support for people living with degenerative or life-limiting conditions as a result of a brain injury or stroke.

Specialist care in a community-based home

Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centred care that focuses on maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.

We have over 30 care homes across Yorkshire, the Midlands, North East and North West that provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can feel at home, continue to do the things that they enjoy, and remain closer to family, friends and loved ones.

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Community involvement

We’re all involved in a range of communities throughout our lives, which give us access to services and social groups that ensure that our individual core needs are met – and this shouldn’t be any different for people living in care homes.

We’re committed to encouraging and supporting people to maintain these connections, if they wish and wherever possible.

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Holistic care in a community-based home

Each of our homes have a skilled in-house team of Nurses, Support Workers and Life Skills/Activities Coordinators, as well as access to in-house Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Consultant Psychiatrist and Mental Health and Behaviour Support Specialists, which enables people to access holistic care in a community-based home that’s closer to their friends and family.

  • Life skills – our Life Skills Teams support people to rebuild their everyday living skills such as cleaning, washing, money management and cooking, and take part in meaningful activities to improve their wellbeing.  
  • Occupational therapy – our Occupational Therapists help people to overcome the effects of their mental health condition, by considering their physical, psychological, social and environmental needs.
  • Behaviour support – our dedicated Behaviour Support Team work with individuals and care teams to understand the reasons for people’s behaviour, and implement strategies to reduce the frequency and duration of incidents of challenging behaviour.
  • Psychiatry – our Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Marshall, supports people to manage their treatment and provide a range of therapies for people living with complex needs.

Read about our approach to care

High dependency nursing

People with a primary mental health diagnosis may also have other conditions, such as a learning disability, autism or personality disorder, or require specialist care, for example those with a history of substance, drug or alcohol misuse.

All of our homes are led by Registered Nurses, and supported by an in-house team of Nurses and Support Workers, so that people can access the care they need, from the comfort of the home.  

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Get in touch

Our specialist teams are here to support people with complex mental health needs who are looking for a supportive and welcoming home for rehabilitation, as well as those who need longer term support. 

Find your local care home, or get in touch with our Referrals Team who can help you to find the right home.

Download our brochure or contact our team for more information about our Complex mental health care

Mental health

Tim began experiencing mental health problems as a teenager. When he came to Exemplar Health Care, counselling sessions with mental health nurses helped maintain his motivation and mood. Over time Tim’s independence and confidence increased and he was able make trips outside of the home, attend a computing and maths course, and set himself a walking and swimming regime.

Read Tim's story