Recovery Unit

This unit provides rehabilitation for adults (18+) experiencing a broad range of mental health issues. It also provides outreach support to community and hospital based service users who have a need for social inclusion or rehabilitation. Core service users are people with severe and enduring mental health problems who need support in recovery after the acute phase of their mental health issue has passed.

At times, the unit can appear noisy, hectic with acutely unwell patients; there may be occasions when students witness incidents of both verbal and physical aggression and self-harm.

Key learning opportunities/skills development

  • Gaining an understanding of signs and symptoms of mental ill health and how they are treated.
  • Holistic assessment of needs, including the assessment of risk.
  • Working within the recovery philosophy and whole life model.
  • Gaining an understanding of provision of basic nursing care including admission, assessment and discharge process.
  • Planning and implementation of care, including the management of risk.
  • Clinical decision making.
  • Communication and MDT working.
  • Medication management.
  • Record keeping.