St Catherines, Deepdene Court
A modern purpose built specialist nurse-led service for adults with complex mental health needs.
A new and unique service in West Sussex providing solutions for adults with a history of behaviours which often result in placement difficulties, successfully enabling the reintegration of service users into their local community.
St Catherines is a specialist unit within Deepdene Court providing nursing care and rehabilitative support for 18 adults experiencing high and complex mental health needs, including those with forensic histories. A number of specially designed high dependency rooms are available for those posing significant risk to themselves. Located centrally in the seaside town of Littlehampton, St Catherines benefits from easy access to the town centre and the attractions of the beach and harbour.
St Catherines opened in 2009 to meet local requirements for a high quality specialist mental health service. With services operating throughout the UK, Deepdene Care has developed strong and stable compliance, governance and central support frameworks which St Catherines benefits from.
Those living at St Catherines often exhibit high and complex mental health needs including severe and enduring mental illnesses, challenging behaviour, and drug or alcohol dependency. We are well equipped to accommodate those who exhibit behaviours such as self-harm, personality disorders, or those with a dual diagnosis.
St Catherines provides an environment where social integration is encouraged and our service users are able to recover in a safe and modern setting. With the focus on rehabilitation, care and support programs are tailored to take account of individual service users needs and always reflect individual choice. Our excellent community links enable us to maximise opportunities for social inclusion and take advantage of activities offered in the area.
24 hour support is provided by a multi disciplinary team including registered mental health nurses, registered general nurses and occupational therapy as well as highly experienced care support workers and activities staff.
Working to the principles of the recovery model, our service delivery is based upon inclusion and the provision of person centred care and sensitive treatment for individuals. It is aimed at improving mental and physical health, reducing and eliminating inappropriate behaviour and risks and replacing them with appropriate patterns of coping, problem solving and improved personal and social skills.
Service users are encouraged to focus on their recovery by working with us to develop individualised pathways of care that encourage positive risk taking and focus on individuals strengths and aspirations, enabling them to take an active part in their care and rehabilitation program.
Our service users are individuals in their own right with their own specific and often complex needs, and personalisation is a key element of our service. Our goal is to offer the range of support needed to enable the individual to work towards achieving the most positive outcome for them, whether this is a return to independent living and employment, or to a supported environment where they can access all the services the community has to offer. St Catherines offers access to both residential care services at Fieldings, enabling individuals to continue their journey at a pace that is determined by them.