Mental health

We understand the challenges of mental health, complex behaviours and dementia care

Mental health is as vital as physical health and well-being for people living with dementia. Depression or anxiety are common symptoms for people with dementia, especially when they may be aware of their deteriorating capabilities.

Depression and anxiety in later life

One in four people aged over 65 live with depression and 40% of people aged 85 or over live with debilitating depression that affects their ability to engage in daily activities. Depression in later life is strongly linked to physical ill health and disability.

Providing mental health care

Individuals and families have trusted Bridge, Burton and Trent Court to provide high quality, person-centred care in a warm, safe and inviting environment for many years.
We understand that dementia and mental health care presents specific challenges.

We provide mental health care in a residential setting for working-age and older adults with mental health and associated complex health needs:

  • Dementia that has progressed with associated complex health and personal care
  • End of life care
  • Mental health conditions that have stabilised due to treatment and ageing; this includes conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Mental health with associated dementia resulting in complex care needs. This includes behaviours that are triggered by stress and or distress, disinhibited behaviour, sensory and physical stressors and mobility needs
  • Care needs requiring nursing and specialist support

The services we offer include:

  • Individualised care plans structured around the person
  • Flexible residential and 24-hour nursing care tailored to the needs of the individual
  • High quality and supportive care in a comfortable environment

We work closely with our local authority community mental health teams and NHS acute mental health services. We work to arrange assessments and plan for appropriate and timely hospital discharges. In addition, we continually consult a range of leading mental health specialists to ensure that we are offering the very best standards of care. As a result, we work in a safe, supportive, specially adapted environment that maximises a person’s independence and enhances their self-esteem.

The care we provide is individual, flexible and diverse and is provided by a multi-disciplinary team, comprised of registered nurses, care staff, occupational therapists and psychologists. Regular reviews are conducted with other healthcare professionals, family and friends, if appropriate, to ensure individuals’ best interests are fully supported and represented.

Therapeutic living environment

Our living environments create an atmosphere of hope and optimism delivered by our specialist teams through empathetic and supportive relationships. Our care teams have undertaken bespoke training, including understanding conditions and the promotion of independence.

Enjoy time outdoors

We understand the importance of access to the outdoors as it provides the opportunity for exercise, fresh air, relieves tension and anxiety and offers personal space for reflection and privacy. Being outside stimulates the production of vitamin D, helping to maintain healthy muscles and bones. It also provides stimulation in the form of different colours, textures and natural smells and sounds.

Spending time outside in a garden has been shown to positively affect a person’s emotions and to improve their sense of well-being. At Bridge, Burton and Trent Court we have private, secure gardens with easy access and safe pathways to follow.

    How we can help with the right help and support

    Talking openly about mental health can help people understand their own experiences, and in getting the right advice and support quickly, for example:

    • Peer support helps to reduce the stigma and isolation that many older people with mental health problems experience
    • Responsive and personalised services
    • Welcoming and inclusive communities like ours where older people with mental health problems have a role
    • Psychological therapies that provide insight and strategies for coping with mental health problems


    How this works

    At Bridge, Burton and Trent Court care homes, you or your loved one has a voice. Above all, you have choice and control over your or your loved one’s care, treatment and support.

    To talk with our Registered Manager or Matron about our services please telephone 01283 512915 or use our contact form.