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Welcome to Belhaven

Located in Suffolk, Belhaven is a therapeutic children’s home for five young people aged 11 to 18 years. Our service is specifically designed for individuals who are ready to step down from psychiatric care, or require an assessment and support around their mental health needs.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the staff team at Belhaven includes nursing staff and a Psychotherapist, alongside support staff.

Supporting the needs of the young people

At Belhaven, we match placements carefully to ensure recovery is promoted and the ethos in the home remains therapeutic.

We have an anti-ligature environment. The bedroom supports any young person placing themselves at increased risk, to avoid a breakdown in the placement, where they can step up and step down within the service.

Service summary

The range of services and facilities available at Belhaven includes:

  • 5 individual and personalised en-suite bedrooms
  • Rated 'Good' by Ofsted
  • A positive, therapeutic and safe environment, with anti-ligature furniture and fixtures
  • A wide range of communal spaces to cater for different needs and a therapy room
  • The ability to have an open or locked kitchen dependant on levels of risk. This enables some young people to independently budget and cook for themselves, whilst others can be supervised to develop life skills
  • A dedicated and passionate staff team, with an array of training in the specialisms of secure base and mental health needs
  • Therapy services can be based around the arts
  • Access to community-based activities
  • Multi-agency working, inclusive of section 117 aftercare packages
  • Outreach services
  • Staffing ratios of a minimum of 3:5 and 2:5 overnight
  • 3 company vehicles
  • Alarm systems, walkie talkies, ligature cutters and
    on-call system for temporary crisis management