In 2018, Nua Healthcare expanded into providing specialist Mental Health Services, opening a brand new, state-of-the-art Approved Centre in County Cork. As our first Approved Centre registered with the Mental Health Commission, this residential service was specifically adapted to cater for individuals with a Mental Health diagnosis. Nua’s Mental Health services recognise the unique recovery journey each individual we support makes, and therefore, we approach rehabilitation by adopting the Wellness Recovery Action Planning, which focuses on delivering recovery-focused outcomes.
A person’s ‘recovery’ is an extremely individual and personal journey. As such, we design and deliver our mental health services in a highly personalised way. This means that we can cater for quite a large range of conditions as we recognise that people don’t usually fall neatly into one diagnostic box. Our Approved Centre [Specialist Rehabilitation Unit / SRU] is therefore able to care for and support people with a range of needs that include:
Ultimately, our Approved Centre aims to facilitate and support residents with their individual care plans; the achievement of their goals, dreams and aspirations and to move on from the SRU within a two-year timeframe. Due to Nua Healthcare’s approach to developing Care Pathways this progression can involve individuals moving on to other Nua support settings and structures which are reflective of the person’s increased levels of independence and the level of recovery that has been achieved.
As part of the Wellness Recovery Action Planning [WRAP] model advocated by Nua’s Mental Health Service; possible need for professional ancillary, alternative and complementary therapies are recognised and respected. Our service benefits from having excellent MDT input and we have in-house Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Dieticians, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language, Psychotherapy, Physiotherapy and Behavioural Services.
Each resident received experts Psychiatry and Psychology led care. On an individual need’s basis, any combination of additional MDT inputs, may augment a comprehensive Individual Care Plan. The MDT implement an individualised therapeutic plan for each resident. It is highly flexible and allows the team to alternate between intensive high relational support with a less intensive mentorship model, as required.
We also actively provide family support and liaison, and strongly encourage engagement with local primary and secondary physical healthcare services. Residents have an inherent right to high quality mental and physical health care provision, with both being promoted within the service.
Nua Mental Health Services aim to deliver excellent outcomes for the individuals we care for and support.
We currently operate an Approved Centre and Mental Health Community Residence.