The John Munroe Group and its staff cohort have vast experience in managing the behaviors of females with challenging behaviors.
The approach at John Munroe Group (dependent on presentation and compliance at the time) would be to set out a behavioural management plan, which will be led by a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Consultant Psychologist.
Boredom is a problem for many inpatients of both sexes and may be a particular trigger for self-damaging or aggressive behaviors in some females. Providing useful, constructive and supportive activities for females is as important for inpatients as it is for those in the community, meaningful activities for all our patients is an underlying principle of the John Munroe Group and its philosophy of care.
For our female cohort we offer all female activities and groups so that they can continue to work proactively towards their shared goals.
At the John Munroe Group we feel its important that female inpatients are assessed and treated as individuals. An inpatient stay not only provides the crucial opportunity for women to be offered the clinical and therapeutic support that they need, it may also provide a breathing space to allow them to sort out some of the wider problems in their lives (for example, housing and benefit problems).
We offer our female cohort the opportunity to work with female only staff where possible as we know working with female staff can at times be unsettling and distressing.
At the John Munroe Group we are always looking at ways in which we can improve our care and treatments for our patient groups, which is why we always welcome feedback.