Location and Site
The site is furnished to the highest of standards and has been developed to provide an Outstanding 23-bed specialist nursing care home comprising of 18 standard en-suite bedrooms and 5 integrated Recovery Flats equipped with full kitchen facilities and providing realistic independent living areas yet in the safe environment of 24 hour nurse-led provision.
Additionally, Dahlia House, our 5 bedroom step-down facility established in a purpose refurbished house, is 1 mile away. Those living at Dahlia House are encouraged and supported to access the facilities, therapies and social events available at Thistle Hill Hall in order to aid and assist their community integration and pathway of recovery.
Specialist 24-Hour Nurse Led, Therapy Driven Service with highly skilled rehabilitation and activity staff supporting residents to develop their living skills, manage their mental and physical health while building a routine, with the goal of more independent and meaningful living.
Thistle Hill Hall contains three communal lounges, a dining room, activities room and a fully equipped modern gym.
The Service is currently completing work on our Learning Zone which will provide a dedicated area to facilitate supporting education for service users, staff and family.
A Restorative Suite is due to be commissioned and will provide both an area to access complimentary therapies such as massage, aromatherapy and wax baths in addition to a quiet yet homely zone to entertain visitors away from the main building if desired.
The buildings are set within extensive grounds locates at outskirts of Mansfield Town Centre - accessible by a 20-minute walk and 10 minutes walk from Mansfield-Woodhouse train station.
Dahlia House, Step-down Facility
Thistle Hill Hall has its own kitchenette and laundry to support and empower independence. There is also a separate training kitchen allowing 1:1 and group cooking sessions. Onsite, there is a fully-equipped gym and a comprehensive Art Room. A Learning Zone and a Restorative Suite incorporating a visitors zone away from the main building are in the process of being completed.
Our integrated Recovery Flats allow residents to be as independent as possible yet with the safety net of 24 Hour Nursing Support, prior to discharge to back to community an meaningful and inclusive life.
Thistle Hill Hall's vision is to provide recovery-focused, person-centred services which enable any individual with a mental health need to be actively involved in their recovery towards well-being and independence. We provide this service within a facility of exceptional quality and with the highest standards.
Our experienced multidisciplinary team endeavours to offer effective care planning, risk assessments and treatment for individuals, based on their needs, whilst reflecting dignity and choice.
To provide effective, NICE recommended, recovery-focussed, person-centred treatment in a caring environment.
To provide an Innovative, Effective, Safe and Responsive service reactive to each Service user’s needs.
To enable individuals with complex needs, to develop the necessary skills to live as independently as possible in the community.
To have a multidisciplinary team comprised of experienced, compassionate and highly-trained professional staff.
To work with external agencies in an effective partnership.
To provide a Safe and Well Led Service via highly trained and Caring Staff
MA F.Ins LM BEd(Hon) RMN RNLD DN(Lord) Cert Ed. RNT
Tony is a director of the non-profit company Bridge R&D, a Lead Investigator for Caring Solutions UK Ltd. He is an author and editor of key text books and is a visiting Mental Health Act Manager at a number of hospitals. A former professional advisor and Inspector for the GNC, he is also involved with international R&D in Health and Social Care.
Natasha has vast experience in a variety of services for those with complex needs and whose behaviour can challenge. Natasha’s work sees her work both in the clinical and quality assurance domains and Natasha works alongside the Registered Manager to ensure the service continues to achieve Outstanding in all key lines of enquiry.
PhD ClinPsyD PGCE MA(Hons. 1st)
David is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience caring for people presenting with problems relating to their mental health, learning disability, past trauma and autism spectrum disorder. He has worked within rehabilitation and secure service NHS settings for 16 years', and within voluntary and independent sectors for over 6 years.
RNMH BSc (Hons)
Rebecca, Senior Staff Nurse with a BSc Hons in Psychology and Master Degree in Mental Health Nursing, is Thistle’s Training and Development Officer. Rebecca is currently establishing the Thistle Academy which will provide bespoke and innovative specialist training for staff, service users and their families and is due to commence in September 2017.
Thistle Hill Hall is a unique private and specialist Nursing home which provides hospital-equivalent care in a community based setting. Thistle Hill Hall has an experienced Multidisciplinary Team which is a key asset in the delivery of its quality service. The team comprises professionals with extensive experience of working with individuals with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who may have associated secondary disabilities such as forensic histories and substance misuse.
The MDT is comprised of the members shown here along with Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMN) ,Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLD), Occupational Therapist and General Nurse (RNA).
Megan has vast experience in a broad range of Health and Social Care settings in Management, Consulting and Nursing roles. Megan has strong knowledge of Regulations and Compliance and promotes change through consultation.
Senior Nurse /
Helen is an Occupational Therapist supporting people presenting with problems relating to their mental health. She has experience in a broad range of settings and is a champion of creative and innovative solutions’ to support meaningful and purposeful occupation. Helen has presented at the annual Occupational Therapy conference for emerging research and was awarded the Lucy Green award by her peers.
Senior Nurse /
Nicola has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Nursing and is the Medication Management Lead for the Service. Nicola provides Medication Training, Competency Assessments and Clinical Auditing to ensure that our Service Users are supported by competent and knowledgeable staff. Nicola is also a Lead on the Recovery Star Model.