Our multidisciplinary team uses a combination of recognised clinical outcome measures to monitor and evidence progress. for example we use the Royal College of Psychiatrists Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) as one of our primary outcome measures.
Patients work with the multidisciplinary team to agree long and short-term goals and objectives to work towards. Goals focus on the development of positive thinking, coping and practical life skills such as healthy menu planning, developing and maintaining positive food and eating attitudes as well as the practical skills needed to maintain this progress. For example, cooking and eating a meal with their family in the therapy kitchen, shopping and coping with new experiences and ideas about themselves and their relationship with food and consolidating the positive coping behaviours and thinking skills that develop due to the programme.
We believe in Active Recovery and treating the “Whole Person”, therefore a range of physical, motivational, psychological, social and psychopharmacological measures are required to provide a comprehensive picture of the patients’ responses to our treatment interventions and the care and support package being delivered. Feedback from this data is used to actively inform, motivate and guide recovery. In addition to our observational data, specific clinical measures will be used to monitor and provide feedback.