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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”.

From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health includes “subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self-actualisation of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others.”The WHO further states that the well-being of an individual is encompassed in the realisation of their abilities, coping with normal stresses of life, productive work and contribution to their community.

Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined.


Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specialises in mental health, and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. These include: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, paranoia, and self-harm.

Nurses in this area receive specific training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, dealing with challenging behaviour, and the administration of psychiatric medication.

We offer a high dependency service specifically designed to care for patients suffering from long-term complex psychiatric conditions and challenging behaviour, including those with personality disorder traits that increase risks to themselves and others.

These individuals may suffer from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, bipolar effective disorder, severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other effective disorders. They may also have secondary diagnoses of personality disorder and substance misuse.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team will assess the needs of the patient, devise and implement bespoke programmes of treatment to optimise activity, and social engagement, maximise physical and mental health, and minimise risk and agitated behaviour. Programmes are tracked to assess progress and the impact of interventions.

This is for residents with more complex healthcare needs, and who require the supervision of fully qualified nurses. This might involve frequent medication regimes, wound care, constant assessment, monitoring and care planning.

Our registered nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and specialise in providing therapeutic care for our residents. They are supported by our highly skilled carers, who assist with all aspects of personal care and support.

All this takes place in a safe environment with facilities for both quiet and energetic activities, in which residents can feel engaged or simply relax.