St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department

Coronavirus Update

As you will appreciate the St Aubyn Centre is working very hard to follow the government instructions to take measures to slow the spread of Covid-19. I am pleased to say that, after a short period of needing to close, we have now been able to re-open. At present we are working on a reduced timetable due to staff shortages but we hope to be able to open fully at the earliest sensible opportunity.

If you have any questions regarding education at the centre please contact us via email.

St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department

The St Aubyn Centre Therapeutic Education Department is the Essex County Council specialist provider of education for all young people admitted to hospital at the St Aubyn Centre.

Young people are admitted to the hospital when their risk is considered to be too great to be managed in the community. Difficulties suffered by the young people include depression, suicidal ideation, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders. The most usual length of stay is six to twelve weeks although some admissions are a few days and some stay much longer. Education is part of the programme for all young people admitted to The St Aubyn Centre.

The very highest expectations, strong relationships between staff and students, and a ‘can do’ approach underpin the success of the unit. A profound understanding of the mental health needs of students, coupled with the unit’s informed and therapeutic approach to their education, cements this success.