Designplan Lighting has been active in the mental health care sector for many years. In these environments lighting must help protect the well being of service users and operational personnel. We design our luminaires to appear non-institutional to reduce the stress levels in a potentially volatile setting and create a bright positive environment which supports the therapeutic care and enhances well-being. Our fittings give peace of mind as they are designed to be robust enough to cope with the challenges of these installations. With smooth surfaces and high ingress protection ratings, our luminaires are easy to clean and help to maintain a high level of hygiene. Two of our recent installations are Broadmoor Hospital Redevelopment (BHR) and Juniper Ward, an acute adult psychiatric ward at Weston General Hospital. We installed over 1500 Basilica luminaires in BHR as the contemporary appearance of the design enhanced the features of this modern rebuild. In Juniper Ward, our Basilica Tuneable White was chosen as it incorporates the latest technology, which allows it to vary in both colour and light levels as it is designed to mimic our circadian rhythm to balance hormones and help to create a feeling of calm. To read more about these installations, please see the full case studies in the latest news and case study section.
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Resan sanitaryware is designed, tested and manufactured in the UK, providing a robust solution with a finish that is conducive to a more normalised appearance as opposed to the institutionalised appearance of stainless steel alternatives, while still helping to prevent self harm.
We develop products aimed specifically for healthcare washrooms and patient ensuites, with a particular emphasis on water management and improved building performance that reduces planned preventative maintenance, provides safe environments due to automated purge cycles and maximises water efficiency.
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Alessandro Caruso Architects (ACA)
Learning about our Clients’ priorities and research is crucial to our design approach, which is based on continuous learning and innovation. Family business caring is in ACA’s DNA, which automatically showcases commitment and quality every step of the way. Our mantra is that good design is for everybody and does not have to cost the earth, literally. ACA combines carefully-selected, like-minded, culturally diverse and talented people, offering their expertise and supporting each other to enable us to achieve global reach and local delivery. ACA’s mission is to create healthier and happier buildings for everybody.
ACA’s headquarters is based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, with offices in Doncaster and Richmond, London.
“We don’t just design buildings, we enhance lives, build sustainable community living spaces and deliver functionality with a dash of Italian flair.”
Yewdale is committed to providing internal shading and privacy solutions, creating safe and maintenance free environments, for all commercial applications worldwide.
Within our comprehensive portfolio of tried and tested blind, curtain divider and window curtain track systems, our anti-ligature range focuses on a unique 100% failsafe approach.
In today’s world our solutions transform places of care into failsafe areas, providing better environments for service users to be healed in and giving peace of mind to staff members allowing them more time to care.
For 25 years Aaztec Health has been a market leader and specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of safe and secure washroom and furniture products for healthcare environments.
Aaztec Health brings together three of the Aaztec brands to provide a comprehensive, one shop solution in healthcare products:
- Aaztec Washrooms – vanity units, shower panels, cubicles, WC units and en-suites
- Mediduct™ - basin panel system fully compliant with HTM 64 specifications
- Aaztec Furniture – desks, cabinets, wardrobes and beds
For more information please visit www.aaztechealth.com, email email@example.com or call us on 01423 326400.
Tough Furniture is a manufacturing company which has for over 20 years specialised in the design and production of furniture for the challenging behaviour areas of social care. This experience has grown from continuing innovation in response to the developing needs of both end users and care providers, and depends upon our close liaison with them. Our R&D for mental health accommodation focuses on new materials and manufacturing techniques to keep solving problems with furniture.
Wallgate is a manufacturer of attractive, robust and anti-ligature sanitaryware together with water management systems. Our products are designed to help prevent self harm and normalise environments.
Our systems have been developed to offer high levels of water/power management which maximise efficiencies, prevent misuse, and provide safe environments via automated hygiene purging cycles.
Working closely with clients we provide expertise in bathroom design, minimising construction costs and maximising operational energy and water conservation.
Surelock McGill Group
Surelock McGill Group - Bespoke manufacturer of specialist ironmongery and doorsets, able to provide flexible options in relation to door design and functionality:
Surelock McGill - Manufacture anti-ligature ironmongery, single and multipoint locking devices, panic exit devices, door serving hatches, tamper proof keyrings and more. These products offer complete safety with ultimate security.
Stafford Bridge Doors - Timber security doorsets that meet the highest standards of physical attack and offer excellent aesthetics. Specialists in Seclusion suite doors.
Bridge are innovators and installers of soft furnishings and products for healthcare environments.
Our dedicated team love what they do – creating effective spaces that provide design integrity, function, quality and most importantly, maximising the safety of vulnerable persons in mental health environments. It is our goal to enhance the quality of life for those living and working in these environments in aid of enhancing recovery. Get in touch with one of the Bridge guru’s to discuss you projects or ideas – firstname.lastname@example.org 01249 464465
Since 1992, Pinpoint's staff personal alarm systems have been relied upon by thousands of mental health care establishments to help keep their staff safe at work. The systems incorporate Pinpoint's trusted infrared technology, are very simple to use, extremely reliable and have no controller or central computer to fail.
For more information on staff personal alarm systems and their interaction with our Access Control and CCTV systems, email email@example.com or telephone 01333 421706.
‘Teal LifeCare’ is a dedicated project management team, offering a total solutions package - from concept through to fully installed furniture and furnishing schemes. Teal is an innovative UK manufacturer with substantial production, design and testing facilities.
The Teal mental health collection features innovative, new LifeCare collections designed to meet the specific requirements of dementia, challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and mental health.
Knightsbridge Furniture has supplied high quality innovative, British made furniture to the Healthcare, Care and Residential, Mental Health and Hotel and Leisure sectors for over 75 years.
A champion of customer satisfaction, Knightsbridge’s team of internal and external designers work closely with clients to ensure that finished products meet the requirements of specified environments without compromising on current market trends and aesthetics proving that functionality doesn’t have to mean boring!
Scunthorpe Timber & Joinery Ltd
Established in 1974, Scunthorpe Timber & Joinery Ltd is a specialist joinery company, manufacturing, supplying and installing bespoke timber products. We have extensive knowledge and skills within the Healthcare sector and are an accredited BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Installer and Maintainer.
Our workshop facilities allow us to produce high quality joinery products from day to day bespoke anti-tamper MDF pipe encasements, through to bespoke internal fire and anti-attack screens including seclusion screens with or without pass through hatches.
The Kingsway Group
Kingsway Group provide complete anti-ligature doorsets and anti-ligature products for mental health environments.
Kingsway Group are recognized as thought-leaders in anti-ligature product innovation and are relied on by the majority of the UK’s mental health NHS Trust to supply complete doorsets which improve staff safety and promote a healing environment for the patient.
Kingsway Group are pioneers of the Signature door designs which provide patient-centred and pathway specific solutions that include the whole room interior to provide a complete package.
Kingsway Group are a nominated supplier of doorsets on the P22 Standard Component list and using their three step Design, Develop, Deliver supply model can manage the design and installation of the complete internal door package with pre-hung complete certificated doorsets.
Kingsway Group are committed to continuing to innovate and have further products planned, all based on clinical and construction feedback.
Guardian Staff safety Systems
Guardian Staff safety Systems is a British manufacturer of staff attack and patient call alarms. Our systems exceed NHS and home office requirements and are widely used by Trusts and private healthcare providers across the UK.
We are specified as a sole supplier to many institutions for our systems diverse range of requirements including Her Majesties Probation Service.
Guardian are renowned for a very old fashioned benefit called Service & Support and are delighted to be associated with DiMHN.
Static Systems Group
Static Systems Group is a long established provider of advanced alarm and communication systems for healthcare environments, with a proven track record in providing solutions for the protection of vulnerable patients and the staff who care for them.
Pineapple Contracts have been manufacturing safe, secure and stylish contract furniture for over 35 years. During this time their product range has evolved to include a host of safety features to protect staff as well as users.
What sets Pineapple furniture apart is exceptional longevity coupled with the level of style and comfort you would expect from your furniture at home.
Visit www.pineapplecontracts.com for more information.
Over the last thirty years we’ve built our reputation on the design and delivery of calm and uplifting healthcare buildings, adopting a balanced approach between the desire for welcoming, therapeutic environments that focus on recovery and those that provide safety, security and clinical excellence. We know that the very best projects are the result of collaborations and we work hard to ensure all stakeholders have a voice in the design of their facility.
For more information visit www.pandhs.co.uk
Intastop has over 20 years’ experience providing products to healthcare establishments countrywide.
Their innovative Door Top Alarm, already fitted in a number of mental health facilities; provides an ideal solution to prevent attempted suicide from the tops of doors.
Additional anti-ligature products include a range of Vision Panels ensuring privacy, Double Swing Hinge offering swift opening in emergency situations and the Removable Doorstop which provides outward opening of doors in the event of a barricade.
IBI Group is an award winning architectural, interiors and landscape practice specialising in mental health design. With over 25 years’ experience, we’ve built a reputation for partnering with clinicians, therapists, carers and service users to shape uplifting, therapeutic and safe environments that support recovery.
We’re dedicated to developing enhanced solutions, working with IBI THiNK our in-house research team, specialist manufacturers and our software developers to create innovative products and intelligent systems to respond to tomorrow’s healthcare challenges.
HLM is a creative and responsive organisation with significant experience in the design and procurement of healthcare buildings in the UK and internationally. We recognise the importance of design quality, sustainability, and innovation in the creation of truly therapeutic environments. We have a proven track record and expertise in the design and procurement of all types of buildings within the healthcare sector, from the master planning of large hospital sites to the configuration of individual rooms within acute, primary care, and mental health settings.
Through creatively combining new build and refurbishment elements, the creation or transformation of major public spaces internally and externally, and the integration of healing arts strategies, we identify every opportunity to enhance and maximise the inherent value of the existing estate while minimising the impact of construction on the ongoing hospital’s operation.
To see evidence of this expertise please click here to visit our website
Gilling Dod Architects
With over 135 years’ experience, Gilling Dod Architects are award winning, BRE BIM Level 2 accredited, market leaders in all aspects of Mental Health Architecture & Healing Environment Design: Care Centres to High Secure Units, New Build and Refurbishments, for public & private providers.
We understand the issues involved and know the impact good design has on delivery & management of services as well as patient recovery, treatment, wellbeing and support.
One of only five national practices to have received official BIM Level 2 accreditation, we use the latest technology, to create high quality, flexible and cost effective buildings, incorporating innovative and sustainable design solutions.
You explain the challenges of mental healthcare. We listen, design, test and create award-winning products that meet your needs.
Through our iterative six stage design process, we approach every problem with a blank canvas. And we involve you at every stage – not just a couple of you, but hundreds.
We now have more than 10 years’ experience designing, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and delivering award-winning products alongside you – and they’re used extensively across the UK.
You made us the market leader in anti-barricade locksets. And our range of Symphony Doorsets balance aesthetics with safety and robustness to create an inclusive environment that aids recovery. Commended as “lifesaving” by DIMHN judges, our en-suite door won Product Innovation of the Year 2017.
Our door’s always open. Get in touch to find out more.
Galvin Engineering – specialists in commercial taps and valves.
With a proud design and manufacturing history spanning over 80 years, our vision is to be the most reliable supplier of specialised commercial taps and valves. We love working with leading designers to help build world-class health, research, educational and custodial facilities.
Our range of specialised commercial plumbing products are designed to meet the needs of the challenging environments faced by Mental Health Services, Hospitals, Custodial Facilities.
Ecophon - Saint Gobain
Saint Gobain Ecophon manufactures, researches and promotes acoustic solutions for healthcare environments. In mental health facilities noise is a recognised stressor contributing to fear, tension, aggression and poor sleep quality. Good acoustic design can have a calming, positive therapeutic effect on users and reduce staff stress.
For more information on suitable products and solutions for mental health and dementia care environments and details of CPD’s and presentations contact Andrea Harman, Concept Developer Healthcare firstname.lastname@example.org
Good design can promote positive patient outcomes and reduce negative behaviour. Colour, light, texture, noise reduction, ambience and personalisation all have a vital role to play. Altro have a long history of delivering expert safety flooring, resin and wall cladding solutions into mental health, working with specialist architects to satisfy diverse requirements. We’re committed to continuing our work in dementia and mental health to help deliver good quality of life through design.
Focus Consultants is an owner managed business established in 1994. We have grown steadily throughout the UK from our offices in Nottingham, London, Leicester and Boston. Focus has developed as an organisation into a committed and strong team of professional Project Managers, Chartered Surveyors, Funding, Economic Development and Regeneration and Energy Specialists. Whilst we operate in many market sectors, we have specialised in the provision of consultancy services to public sector clients.
FBS Contracts Ltd
FBS Contracts Ltd has been manufacturing and installing mental health furniture in high, medium and low secure units for many years including children’s secure units.
We listen, advise and incorporate your ideas whilst our products will remain robust. We incorporate anti-ligature features as standard and leave nowhere to hide harmful devices.
Our products include bedroom furniture, TV/storage cabinets, curved seating and ad-hoc pieces. FBS manufactures everything in-house so anything is possible!
Please visit our showroom in Runcorn.
Britplas is an innovator and fabricator of fenestration products that address the key challenges of a wide range of built environments including healthcare, mental health, education as well as the commercial sector.
Best known for its award winning Safevent window, an anti-ligature window designed for maximum ventilation, light and safety, the whole Britplas range has been created specifically for the improvement and enrichment of buildings, taking into account people’s need for safety, well-being and comfort.
Dart Valley Systems
DVS are a market leader and have been specialising in the field of high secure washroom products for specialist applications, including mental healthcare & custodial for over 30 years. Combining the benefits of reduced water consumption with a focus on hygienic design, DVS products have been used reliably in some of the most demanding environments.
For more information and details on what DVS has to offer please click HERE for our website
Danfloor Uk Ltd
Danfloor Uk Ltd are leading manufacturers and suppliers of commercial carpets, which are designed for the demands of the mental health sector.
Our impervious Equinox and Economix Carpet Collections have outstanding performance qualities and achieve a reduction of transmitted impact noise of 29 dB which helps to create an acoustically sound environment.
Furthermore, our carpets offer soil and stain resistance yarns and an antimicrobial yarn coating which assists with cleaning and maintenance and infection control.
Atus Systems designs and markets critical messaging and personal security systems for a wide spectrum of industries and sectors that include hospitals, care homes, secure facilities, the hospitality market, industry and commerce.
Where ever staff are perceived to be at risk or face aggression, Atus provides solutions to alert staff and to prevent incidents from becoming disasters. The Atus product family includes products that provide messaging and alarm functionality in site specific, multi-site, national or global situations. As an end solution provider most Atus Systems products are compatible or can be integrated with existing systems to provide a seamless migration of service.
TB+A is an award winning engineering partnership that is the first choice for those looking for a high quality building services consultancy.
Healthcare has been a consistent and substantial portion of our workload since being formed in 1958 both for the NHS and Private Sector.
We are one of the first in the construction industry and only a few companies globally to have the coveted IiP Platinum standard. This high performing classification recognises our commitment to training and development of our people in all aspects of engineering, teamwork, technology, communication and management.
Our national award-winning apprenticeship scheme provides a professional route into the industry all the way to Chartership and has been formally recognised as the best, not just in the construction industry, but also of all medium sized businesses in the UK.
We actively mentor other likeminded businesses who aspire to our people development standards and are leading the Governments Trailblazers for our profession.
To find out more please visit our website www.tbanda.com