The team at Heathfield House

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At the unit, clients work with a Multi-disciplinary Team. They support clients to identify and achieve goals.

Clinical Unit Manager

Is the person responsible of the day to day running of the ward and clinical care. They are responsible for the care and treatment of the patients on the ward.

Responsible clinician

Is a consultant psychiatric who has overall responsibility for resident’s care and treatment. Including making decisions about treatment, section-17 leave, assessing if someone needs to stay on a section and renewing detention if there is a need.

Qualified Named Nurse

Works closely with patients throughout their stay at the unit. They are qualified mental health nurses.

Nursing assistants

Work closely with clients to be available to provide support with daily tasks and to use leave when it is granted.

Care Coordinator

Will be based in a community mental health team, they may be a nurse, social worker or an occupational therapist.

Occupational Therapist

Provide support to maintain and develop daily living skills. They will discuss personal goals for the future and help to realise these goals.

Technical instructor/ Rehab assistant

Will work closely with the Occupational therapist to support residents in meaningful activities, both on and off the unit.

Clinical Psychologist

Will support  clients to work on identified areas that are causing psychological distress. They will also explore therapy goals.

Assistant Psychologist

Works with clinical psychologist to support and engage patients in talking therapies to help manage emotional wellbeing.

HouseKeeper

Supports the team and residents to keep the unit a safe clean and tidy environment.

Medical Secretary

Supports the Consultant Psychiatrist in meetings and also liases with the Mental Health Act office and the Ministry of Justice.

Unit administrator

Supports the team and the unit manager.

Independent Mental health advocate

Supports patients who are detained under certain sections of the mental health Act. `

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  1. I think mentally ill patients should be taught this on the ward. So that they know the ins and outs of their stay there

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