Thames Lodge has been designed to be both safe and inviting, creating a therapeutic environment in which patients can recover and prepare to move on.
The new unit contains five wards, all with different colour schemes chosen by service users, which will help people find their way around the new unit.
Introduction to Thames Lodge
Virtual walk-through of Thames Lodge
Photos – inside the new unit
The images below illustrate various areas inside Thames Lodge.
The bright airy reception space offers a welcoming and comfortable area to all our visitors.
As well as caring for the mental well-being of our service users, our onsite primary healthcare suite provides a range of clinics including a GP and dental services to help manage their physical health.
Day areas are available on all wards and offer service users comfortable seating, calming views of the ward garden and a pleasant space where they can relax.
Each ward has its own quiet room, a colourful and bright space away from the busier day area where patients can read, listen to music or make phone calls.
As part of our fresh cook service, service users will be served freshly cooked nutritious meals every day.
The unit’s fully equipped gym will encourage service users to lead healthier lifestyles, which is an important part of the recovery process.
The Riverside centre café allows service users cook and serve snacks and refreshments as part of their rehabilitation.
Service user engagement in various creative writing and art workshops resulted in the imagery, poetry and inspiring words used to decorate Thames Lodge corridors.