We Offer

We offer both 1) longer stay intensive treatment and rehabilitation pathways and 2) a crisis pathway for women with complex mental health needs.

Longer Stay Pathway

Our Longer Stay Intensive Treatment and Rehabilitation Pathway provides an holistic approach to recovery from mental illness whilst maximising patients' potential and promoting independence, enabling them to progress towards community living. Individual treatment plans are psychologically informed with a holistic formulation, delivered by an experienced specialist multidisciplinary team.

Crisis Pathway

Our Crisis Pathway for women with personality disorder presenting in crisis, incorporates focused interventions including psychological treatment, to stabilise presentation and facilitate a clear supportive discharge plan within a period of 12 weeks.


Draper House is a 13 bedded rehabilitation service located in St Helens. We provide patient focused and evidence- based care which is bespoke to each individual and their needs. We plan with the patient their recovery journey from the point of referral to recovery and enable a supportive and transitional discharge period which aims to be facilitated in a seamless manner. The service ethos embraces recovery principles and incorporates interventions which promote and enable the rehabilitation pathway within a locked environment.

Draper House is a psychologically informed and planned service which focusses on the provision of a nurturing and enabling environment through utilizing a clear operational framework, rehabilitation and clinical model developed to meet the needs of the patient group. Our therapeutic approach incorporates a focus on effective interpersonal relationships, structure, clear boundaries and consistency, safety, progression, encouragement and clinical direction.


Our service aims to provide specialist assessment, treatment, interventions and support to enable the recovery of those Patient whose complex needs cannot be met by general adult mental health services. Patients are supported through their recovery pathway with the aim of achieving successful community living with appropriate levels of support. We aim to address and minimise symptoms, develop insight (where functional ability allows), promote meaningful activities allowing for skills development, support activities of daily living where required, monitor and manage physical health needs all in collaboration with the patient and their carers/family members where possible.

  • Improve the management of the patient’s condition
  • Increase their independence
  • Reduce risky behaviour
  • Improve their physical health
  • Improve their self-esteem and self-worth
  • Increase social inclusion, promote daily structure and routine.

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Admission criteria

Longer Stay Pathway

Female patients aged 18 years and over

Detained under the Mental Health Act or Mental Capacity Act

Complex mental health needs due to mental illness

Complex mental health needs due to personality disorder

May have a mild learning disability with co-existing mental illness

May have a history of treatment resistance

Patients who have been placed within secure services, who have made sufficient progress to allow for their risks and presentation to be managed within a less secure environment

May have a history of offending due to and/or substance misuse problems

Deemed suitable for treatment and rehabilitation in a non-secure setting

Crisis Pathway

Aged 18 and over

Admission for Crisis due to a new episode or a deterioration/exacerbation of the patient’s condition including complex mental health, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, physical challenges and complex psychological needs

Individuals detained under the appropriate section of the Mental Health Act under provisions of Section 2, 3, 35, 37, 38, 47 or 48

Patients waiting for admission to forensic services may be admitted pending assessment, with the involvement of Forensic services and where it is agreed that a crisis admission will provide the correct level of interim support

Patients who are in crisis within the community setting and require a shorter intense period of stabilization and treatment (Up to 12 weeks) with a clear exit strategy to prevent long term admissions

Patient’s may have an eating disorder although this will not be their primary diagnosis

Patient’s may be deemed treatment resistive

Patient’s may have a mild learning disability diagnosis

Facilities at Draper House

For referrals, please contact 0151 477 1234 or referrals@draperhouse.co.uk