crisis services are available, to registered Haven clients, twenty-four
hours a day, seven days a week. Their purpose is to provide swift
response and early intervention at times of crisis. Telephone
contact is available twenty-four hours a day and travel arrangements
exist to ensure fast access to The Haven, at any time of the
day or night, on any day of the week, for those in crisis.
Centre is a sanctuary which can be used for several hours,
during the day or night, for any registered Haven client in
crisis. It has capacity of four to six people at any one time. Additionally,
the Crisis House has four bedrooms for respite admission and
a stay may last from one night or up to three weeks maximum.
and Group Programme
day services offer a wide range of practical and emotional support
in groups and individually. We provide therapeutic and fun activities,
Monday to Friday. Groups are designed to foster a sense of belonging,
ownership and mutual support within our community, enabling clients
to learn new skills and develop their existing inner resources.
Individual support can include assistance with welfare benefits,
housing issues, life skills and problem solving.
does not work in isolation. We aim to nurture links with other
agencies and encourage partnership working. We believe this
allows for a holistic approach which can benefit our clients
overall aim is to work to empower clients in their journey of
recovery, to manage their problems live more effectively, develop
under-used resources, and seek missed opportunities. Our goal
is to help build self-confidence and self-esteem, to enhance
a sense of personal responsibility and, ultimately, to assist
our clients in developing alternative coping strategies and preventing
or managing their difficulties.
here for a copy of our current Therapy and Group Programme
Recovery and Social Inclusion
Haven has developed a new category and way of working called
Transitional Recovery. The theory underpinning this addresses
difficulties in attachment associated with personality disorder.
Short-termism, and efforts to move clients too quickly through
a service, and to discharge, can often backfire causing swift
loss of any confidence built up, followed by relapse. The approach
adopted at The Haven is that clients can graduate to the Transitional
Recovery Category, which will represent minimal use of services.
But, as they progress in the outside world, they may still remain
registered at the project as a safety net. This puts the process
of moving forward under the client’s control. For many
clients at the project The Haven represents the home they have
we have been lucky enough to have a secure base in childhood the
psychological theory is that we will internalize this and go out
into the world and make our way. However, for many of us this safe
base does not disappear. We can still phone home and go home. The
safe base exists in material terms as well as psychologically.
For this reason a Transitional Recovery client is able to remain
registered at The Haven, if they wish.
aspiring to join this category are invited to a new weekly
group called The Transitional Recovery Group. The group is
about moving forward and encompasses the various dimensions
of social inclusion.
Recovery and Social Inclusion
Seventy One Haven Clients