It may surprise you to learn that around 1 in 4 people in the U.K. is living with a mental health condition. More awareness needs to be raised surrounding mental health conditions in order for the attached stigma to disappear.

When seeking residential treatment for both addiction and mental health, there are a number of the latest techniques used for dual diagnosis to reduce the symptoms associated with a vast range of mental health conditions including  

At a residential treatment centre, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities combined with peaceful settings giving you the best chance to achieve long-term mental health recovery. 


Why you should visit a residential dual diagnosis treatment centre 

So, what is dual diagnosis treatment in a residential setting? When considering residential vs outpatient treatment for people with substance abuse and mental health problems, residential treatment for these conditions is highly effective in treating multiple mental challenges.

Qualified mental health professionals provide you with a structured programme as well as the opportunity to take a break from any negative influences of daily life, some of which could be a contributor to your mental health problems.

You don’t have this opportunity when you’re an outpatient. Being able to detach yourself from your everyday living situation is just one of the benefits of residential dual diagnosis treatment.  

Admitting you have any sort of mental health and addiction issue can be overwhelming, and it may seem impossible to admit you need additional support. But once you take this first step, in a residential centre you will be supported every step of the way until you reach your long-term recovery goals. 

Dual diagnosis treatment in a residential setting is tailored to suit your wants and needs, combining speech therapies, holistic treatments, and prescription medication if appropriate. This is very different to free residential addiction and mental health services which could be available with the NHS.

Unfortunately, they’re too overstretched to be able to personalise treatment programmes, whereas private residential treatment centres have the ability to ensure you receive the best treatments for success.  

When staying at a rehab treatment centre, you learn coping skills to utilise once you return to everyday life. It is important you have the tools you need to manage challenging situations and eventually overcome these with ease. 

In contrast to a hospital-like environment which you may expect from a mental health or addiction intensive residential treatment, residential treatment centres have a relaxed, homely environment for you to feel at ease when undergoing your treatment.  

Each individual has a unique mental health journey, therefore it’s unreasonable to suggest one treatment will benefit everyone in the same way. Providing a personalised programme is one of the great benefits of residential dual diagnosis treatment, one that will give you the greatest chance of success.  

Maybe you’re wondering, what is residential dual diagnosis treatment? Initially, you will participate in a physical and psychological assessment so that treatment can be suggested to best suit you.

Cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be an effective form of mental health and addiction residential treatment. Another important aspect is group therapy, allowing you to share and to listen; these sessions are led by our trained counsellors. Residential treatment centres also usually offer alternative therapies such as  

  • Mindfulness 
  • Satori Chair Therapy
  • Sauna Therapy

Why is it important to seek help at a private residential rehab centre U.K?

When seeking help for mental health and addiction, the last thing you want to be faced with is a long waiting list. Regrettably, getting an appointment with your GP can be quite difficult, let alone actually receiving effective mental health therapy. This is another benefit of residential dual diagnosis treatment.  

Some people may have recently gone through a difficult experience which has triggered a mental health condition, or some may have been struggling with various mental health challenges and addiction for years. You don’t need a referral from your GP or to fit any criteria for admissions at a residential treatment centre.

You just need to be open-minded and willing to follow the programme designed to help your specific needs. You will have a dedicated and experienced staff there for you around the clock to provide emotional, physical, and mental support.  

If you were to refuse professional assistance and leave your mental health conditions untreated, it’s highly likely they’ll just get worse and likely worsen your addiction. Sadly, this can lead to the destruction of personal relationships, causing problems at work and even at home.   

Embarking on your journey through a residential treatment centre really could turn your life around and live it to the full.  The earlier you receive our support, the better.  


Raffa Bari - Author - Last Updated: 5 August 2020

Raffa Bari (Bsc, CertEd, CELTA, NLP Prac, BAAT) has an extensive background in addiction recovery, specialising in areas such as Integrative Art Psychotherapy (BAAT Registered) for addiction treatment.

Using her incredible dedication and passion towards personal transformation and recovery, Raffa has helped truly transform the lives of so many individuals.

It is this extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in everything to do with addiction recovery that makes her the perfect author for our site.

Raffa will be posting regularly with new updates and information on the latest industry topics to do with addiction and mental health.

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