Our Acorn Programme delivers a comprehensive (full) programme of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) within an accredited Therapeutic Community. The women we work with often meet the criteria for:
The Acorn Programme takes the core attachment values of a Therapeutic Community and applies them in a model which focuses on the rehabilitation and reintegration of the women back into the community. Established in 2000, The Acorn Programme was the first community accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Community of Communities in 2007. Acorn were also the winner of the "Specialist Provider of The Year" at the 2014 Independent Healthcare Apex Awards.
We offer a three-strand model in which we treat the person not the diagnosis. Our mantra is simple: Turn up, Tune in and Tell the Truth.
On arrival at Acorn our clients start an important inpatient journey that will last for 8 to 12 months. During their time with us they will acquire the skills they need to live in the community and manage their distress so they are able to engage in a meaningful life worth living. This is achieved by:
We are not currently accepting referrals for the Acorn unit. Please call Amy Bedingham on 01904 420910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information.