The forensic mental health and learning disabilities team aim to work closely alongside each patient in order to provide a high standard of nutritional care and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

The service we provide includes:

  • Ward based assessments and reviews
  • Group education sessions
  • Healthy eating advice and the promotion of good health
  • Training to other health care professionals
  • Weight monitoring
  • Increase nutritional awareness
  • Menu planning and development
  • Promotion of healthy choices in the shop and vending machines
  • Multi disciplinary team working
  • Improve quality of life.

Wards covered:

  • Male and female mental health wards
  • Male and female learning disability wards
  • Autism medium secure wards

Patient Caseload:

  • Weight management: groups and one to one reviews
  • Nutrition support: food fortification advice, prescription of nutritional supplements
  • Food intolerances: e.g. coeliac disease, milk intolerances etc
  • Advice surrounding nutritional deficiencies.