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Cheswold’s team includes Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language
Therapists, Support Staff, Social Workers, a Teacher, a GP and a Practice Nurse.


Our team of professionals work with our patients to devise a plan of care and to outline the treatment and support
they receive. We review care plans regularly with our patients to ensure they receive the best possible level of care
at all times. Below you can see an overview of Cheswold Park’s interventions.

Cheswold Park’s Care Plan Therapies Options

  • Healthy Interactions, Behaviour and Sexuality (HIBS)"
    Healthy Interactions, Behaviour and Sexuality (HIBS) is a bespoke self change programme specifically designed for Cheswold Park Hospital by leading experts in the field of working with men who have committed sexual offences or sexually harmful behaviour. This intervention is delivered over the duration of 12 to 24 months.
  • Life Minus Violence Enhanced (LMV-E)
    The LMV-E programme is a cognitive behavioural package focused on reducing the risk of aggression in individuals who have a history of habitual aggression or violence. The course is broken down into 7 modules which are delivered over approximately 12 to 18 months.
  • Fire setting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO)
    The FIP-MO is a low-medium intensity treatment programme for inpatients whom may have intentionally set a fire or whom may pose a risk of intentional fire setting. The main aim of the programme is to increase the individuals understanding of the factors associated with their fire setting, and enable them to develop appropriate strategies for managing their fire setting risk.
  • Schema Group therapy
    Schema Group therapy is an integrative therapy, combining aspects of cognitive, behavioural, psychodynamic, attachment and Gestalt models. It sees the cognitive and behavioural aspects as vital to treatment, as in standard CBT, but gives equal weight to emotional change, experiential techniques and the therapeutic relationship.
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment therapy designed to help people suffering from mood disorders or personality disorder (Primarily Borderline Personality Disorder), as well as those who need to change patterns of behaviour that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
    DBT-PTSD is modular treatment which includes DBT principles, trauma focused cognitive and exposure based interventions and compassion focused therapy values. It is focused upon reducing distress associated with previous traumatic experiences.
  • DBT-Substance use
    DBT-SU combines elements of the standard DBT programme with specific Distress tolerance skills for managing crisis related to addiction. It requires the individual to commit to abstinence, completing and reviewing the abstinence plan on a regular basis while also planning for harm reduction should a lapse occur.
  • DBT ‘I can feel good’ (Adapted DBT)
    DBT ‘I can feel good’ (Adapted DBT) is skills training for people with intellectual disabilities and problems managing emotions that help empower them to develop the skills they need to manage emotional distress and/or impulsive behaviour.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It is the recommended treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (NICE Guidelines 2005, 2011).
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT): CBT is a psychotherapeutic approach that utilises a combination of cognitive and behavioural approaches. CBT provides a structured and systematic means for the formulation of personal meaning, emotions and behaviors that have led to or are maintaining an individual’s distress.
  • CBT for psychosis
    CBT for Psychosis is an evidence based treatment used to treat psychotic experiences such as hallucinations and delusions. The treatment is based upon the stress vulnerability model highlighting the interaction between biological vulnerability, stress and protective factors and their link to the development of psychiatric disorders.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    ACT is a modern behavioural approach that incorporates acceptance and mindfulness to help people to disentangle from difficult thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate the engagement in behavioural patterns that are guided by personal values. ACT is focused upon changing ones relationship to internal experiences rather than altering the form or frequency of these experiences.
  • Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it (CALM)
    Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it (CALM) is a programme which can help increase the person’s understanding of anger and other problematic emotions and increase their ability to control anger. The programme aims to improve the person’s emotional management and develop skills to enable them to react to anger without the use of aggression.
  • Thinking skills
    This is a medium intensity programme with a CBT foundation. It develops skills in cognitive reasoning, interpersonal problem solving, critical reasoning, social perspective taking, self management, impulsivity and egocentricity.
  • STARCH (Substance programme)
    STARCH (Substance programme) is based on a CBT approach. The programme is suitable for patients who have a history of problematic substance use related to offending and/or symptoms of mental disorder.
  • Living with others skills
    The aim of the programme is to provide patients with a basic understanding of working with each other and developing tolerance of others’ behaviour. The course is aimed to be run on the ward in an informal way and includes the following session topics; listening, conversations, personal appearance, how we come across to others and communal living.
  • Functional assessment
    The assessment of an individual’s functioning is undertaken with the use of a range of assessments to obtain a holistic view of a patient’s skills and abilities within their chosen occupations. These assessments aim to identify patients need for intervention to develop or maintain their skills and competencies. Cheswold Park Hospital uses the Model of Human Occupation theory, which aims to understand occupation and problems of occupation that occur in terms of its primary concepts of volition, habituation, performance capacity, and environmental context.
  • Life skills interventions
    Food preparation: This session offers patients the opportunity to plan and prepare a meal with the aim of maintaining or developing their culinary skills. We offer healthy dietary advice to help promote patients to adopt a healthy and balanced diet. Therapy kitchen Cleaner: This session offers patients the opportunity to develop their domestic skills and the responsibilities of maintaining a clean environment. Budgeting: These sessions offer the opportunity for patients to access support in managing their money both within the hospital environment and in preparation for when they move on from the service. Self-care: Educational groups are available to provide advice on personal care, adopting a healthy lifestyle and how to maintain physical and mental health. Individual intervention is also available. Education: Education sessions are tailored to the need of each individual patient. This can include interventions to support the development of life skills to accessing formal qualifications through both internal and external organisations. Planning and organisation: We hold regular planning meetings to enable patient to plan and organise their time and daily routine. This involves planning sessions on and off the ward and Section 17 leave. Social group: This group provides the opportunity for patients to spend time with staff and patients from different ward in a supportive and pro-social environment. We encourage positive communication around various topics of discussion, whilst engaging in social activities.
  • Community assessment and treatment interventions
    Community football: We have a 7 a side hospital football team that is affiliated to the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA and play matches in the community. This group aims to promote social inclusion, whilst promoting physical health. Walking group: This group accesses a range of environments within the local community for short and long walks to suit different fitness levels on a weekly basis. Cycling: This session takes place on a weekly basis around the Trans Pennine Trail. It is an opportunity to improve physical fitness, whilst enjoying the scenery of the trail. Access to external agencies: Through our vocational pathway, links are made with external agencies to make links for leisure and voluntary opportunities that patients can aim to continue after leaving the hospital setting. Use of public transport: We encourage patients independence in the use of public transport to access their desired locations. Staff will complete assessments and support patients in the use of public transport, including trains and buses. Shop and cook: This session aims to increase independence and daily living skills by attending a local supermarket by budgeting your money to buy ingredients and then cook a meal.
  • Vocational and Real Work Opportunities
    Gym Assistant, Library Assistant, Chesbuck’s Coffee Shop Assistant, Chesco’s Shop Assistant and Pond Maintenance. These vocational and Real Work Opportunities support patients in developing work skills and provide practical experience before moving onto vocational opportunities within the community.
  • Leisure interventions
    Arts & Crafts: This group provides you with an opportunity to engage in arts and crafts and can support you with developing new leisure/ recreational activities. Sports and leisure: The gym is open every day; there are a variety of different sessions to meet your individual needs. A great way to meet new people and stay fit. In addition, we have sessions doing volleyball, basketball, cricket, tennis, FIFA. Animal care: These sessions enable patients to take responsibility for caring for, cleaning and feeding out chickens and guinea pigs within the hospital grounds. We also have dog walking sessions with the hospitals dog. Horticulture: These sessions are an opportunity to help look after and develop the hospital grounds, grow fruit and vegetables for cooking, and doing some manual work. Music appreciation: This group supports patients in developing social skills through discussion around music in a relaxed setting. Media and discussion group: A group offering the opportunity to discuss and debate current media stories in a therapeutic and supportive environment.
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