The difference we make

Our aim is to make a difference to people's lives.

 

The real measure of the difference we make is the success people enjoy when they leave us. Many go on to enjoy positive new experiences, helping others and challenging the stigma around mental illness. Here are some of our patient's stories.

 

Our patient's stories

 

Adam

This image shows a man digging in a garden setting Following a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, Adam was placed in a specialist school for people with autism.  He had a troubled childhood, with a number of care placements breaking down. Read more...
 

Bev

This image whoes a young woman painting As a child, Bev witnessed domestic violence, alcohol misuse and parent separation. Her stormy adolescent years spiralled out of control. Read more...
 

Carrie

This image shows a woman gardening Carrie has moved on from St Andrew's and is now working with professionals to help improve patient experiences. Read more...
 

Joe

This image shows an older man smiling Joe was 50 when he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia and was then admitted to St Andrew’s. When he arrived he refused to take part in most activities. Read more...
 

Michael

This image shows a man reading a book For Michael, taking part in activities has made a real difference to his recovery. Read more...
 

Pete

This image shows a man playing a guitar A falling roof tile changed Pete's life. It caused a penetrating head wound and depressed skull fracture. When he returned to school he started to exhibit verbal and physical aggression and began suffering from seizures. Read more...
 

Sam

This image shows a man walking with  his dog. After a chaotic upbringing and many years of drug taking, Sam was a member of a gang which committed armed robbery. He has now successfully moved on from St Andrew's and is living independently. Read more...