Your New Lease on Life
Withersdane Hall is a private residential and outpatient treatment facility for alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, depression, gambling and other behavioural health disorders.
As a Dual Diagnosis unit, Withersdane Hall programmes are designed to effectively integrate the treatment of both substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders simultaneously, thereby providing each client with a tailored, more balanced and comprehensive approach.
Treatment programmes at Withersdane Hall harmonises a combination of traditional and nontraditional recovery methods, utilising the most effective, evidence-based therapies together with the latest advances in the field of mental health.
Within a safe, warm and positive atmosphere, our highly skilled and trained clinicians will address the emotional, psychological and physical needs of each client to ensure a lasting transformation.
History behind Our Facilities
Withersdane Hall, formerly an Imperial College of London campus, was used as an agricultural college and university Halls of Residence until 2009. It sits in acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, boasting tennis courts, croquet lawn, ornamental gardens and a theatre.
The Hall was built in the early 1800s as a private residence and since then it has been used for various purposes with a rich history behind it.
In 1940, it became the Divisional HQ for the operation to repel the expected invasion of Kent, home to first the 43rd Wessex Division, and then the 56th (London) Division, housing the divisional general and the intelligence section.
Later on, the house was turned into an Agricultural College and became part of the University halls of residence, with accommodation blocks being added in the 1950s and the 1980s.
The surrounding grounds, now home of The Mind Campus which incorporates Withersdane Hall, is situated on acres of beautiful land and gardens, which feature formal and informal areas, lawns and beds, a Victorian kitchen garden and many rare botanical specimens donated by Kew gardens and the Edinburgh Royal botanic Gardens. The garden was redesigned by Mary Page, and is set within a further 360-hectare estate and open parkland. The main hall is protected by a Grade I listing.
Home away from Home
As Addiction and Mental Health issues affect the whole family, healing the family as a unit becomes an essential building block to initial recovery, the creation of a strong support system and general long-term fulfilment.
Our addiction rehab and mental health treatment services go further than encouraging family members to stay involved in their loved one’s recovery and enable them to remain closer during the course of treatment. On our Withersdane Hall campus grounds, we designated private single family accommodation blocks which are ideal for family members to stay together and actively engage in their loved one’s recovery in a way that has never been possible before.
The first step to acknowledge that you can benefit from professional support and find the right treatment can be a daunting task, let alone worrying about how the treatment process will affect your life and commitments. Many of our clients show the necessary willingness to transform their lives however they get taken back by the challenges of taking the time needed to get help whilst maintaining commitments and managing their family lives.
Traditionally, clients are asked to fully immerse themselves in their healing and consequently to step away from the outside distractions that may interfere with their recovery process. However, with family obligations and work commitments this can translate into additional stresses, broken focus and compromised time schedules which can hinder the transition into a healthier life.
Bringing the most significant parts of your life into treatment can bring a positive and dynamic facet to your recovery as you learn to actively interact with your family members on a day-to-day basis in a completely different manner. This can help bring a practical process to your treatment, which traditionally comes in the following phases of recovery, as you can embrace daily opportunities to break the past unproductive behaviours, recognise hidden triggers and apply newly acquired constructive tools. With our clinical team’s full support, you will have access to all the comprehensive therapy offered by our residential programmes, whereby having the effect of bringing treatment home rather than secluding yourself to receive support.
Family stay option is available as an ancillary service for both the primary care (including detox) and secondary care programmes.
When you need a breather
The Respite Programme was developed specifically in mind for those suffering from anxiety, stress and depression as well as a top-up service for those in later stages of recovery having gone through primary care.
Let us provide you with the ideal place to find respite from external and internal factors, whether you need to unwind, take some time out or recharge. The Withersdane Hall Respite Programme welcomes you within beautiful surroundings and in a warm atmosphere with all the comforts you deserve.
Our daily lives can certainly be stressful and constantly assaulted by several outside sources of stress. However, things generally become too intense when the weight of unresolved emotional issues add onto the everyday triggers and challenges. What starts out as a build up of stresses quickly contributes to hindering a healthier lifestyle and the ability to maintain daily commitments.
Taking time out to not only learn to relax but to acquire psychological knowledge about what we find difficult to process can make all the difference in how we experience our own life and ourselves.
With this perspective, the Respite Programme derives from a holistic approach to improve overall mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. The programme is most suitable for those who do not require the intensity and observation of primary care but would benefit from a more flexible schedule of daily therapy combined with activities and outings to foster new hobbies, interests and improve social skills.
Our team will work with you to improve all aspects of your wellbeing and ensure that your time spent with us serves to be inspirational as well as introspective, helping you look within, focus on your strengths and reconnect with what inspires you and makes you happy. As an important part of general healing, we also encourage all our clients to relax and pamper themselves.
Each treatment programme is carefully tailored to the needs of our clients. We take into consideration any preferences, expectations, routines, likes and dislikes as we strive to help all clients to gain inner harmony as the best defence against external challenges.
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