Addiction Recovery for Men
For over 40 years the Yeldall Manor programmes have been saving the lives of men trapped in the misery of addiction.
Built in the 1890s, Yeldall is a beautiful, remote and peaceful manor house set in 28 acres of gardens, fields and woodlands. Taking a step outside of the noise, chaos and stress of addictive life is all part of the various therapies that Yeldall offers. To help the residents to relax there is a fully equipped gym, a large pond with carp and perch, mountain bikes, football pitch, table tennis, pool table, music room with guitars and piano.
Each resident has the opportunity to deal with the underlying issues and trauma that has lead them into the abuse of their substances of choice and the erratic, chaotic behaviours that inevitably come with it. Each resident can expect to be treated uniquely with a programme that suits his particular needs and will enable him to restore his self-worth and esteem. At Yeldall the resident can expect to be treated with dignity, understanding, compassion and respect whilst they start their journey of recovery. A highly qualified and experienced counsellor will be assigned to each resident to help them explore, understand and deal with the root causes of the addiction. A key-worker will be available throughout the programme to help with the more practical aspects of recovery. Group work with like-minded men covering a vast range of topics will not only help the resident to further understand his addiction but also enable him to be part of something and belong somewhere defeating the sense of isolation and loneliness that is always associated with addiction. Where it is appropriate the counselling will involve the family and significant others who have all been affected by the residents addiction and behaviours and who may actually be part of the problem.
The Yeldall Finance Department will help and guide residents to the right people to resolve debt and other financial issues. The Estate team will teach new skills and refresh old ones as the residents helps in the grounds. At Yeldall a routine is laid out within the timetable including enabling the resident freedom to relax in comfortable and purposeful atmosphere. Helping in the kitchen and dining room, keeping the house clean and tidy helps to restore order to the mayhem.
There are so many aspects to recovery and a permanent life free from addiction. Addiction affects the heart, mind and soul. At Yeldall, underpinning all of the varied therapies is a solid foundation in the love of Jesus Christ. There is no expectation of any resident to be a Christian or have a faith but the programmes are based on a mutual respect. Should a resident want to pursue the spiritual side of his life and recovery then we have a volunteer discipleship team who will help you explore in a way that suits you. We accept men of all faiths and none at Yeldall.
There are trips out of the Manor to church, 12 step groups, leisure centre and other leisure activities organised by the residents and staff.
- Short-term Intensive Rehabilitation Programme:
The 4-week rehabilitation programme, which may also involve detoxification for those who require it, is designed to help residents to become securely grounded in the recovery process. They experience counselling, group-work and recovery focused interventions in a structured, disciplined and supportive environment, which is underpinned by a Christian ethos. Programme elements include: counselling, recovery key-working, relapse prevention planning, aftercare/ongoing support planning sessions, personal reflections/journaling, mindfulness/meditation, able to access on-site BBV clinic, optional spiritual mentoring.
- Long-term Residential Rehabilitation Programme:
PHASE 1 | GROUNDING 12 Weeks
Phase 1 enables residents to stabilise physically, mentally and emotionally. They can return to physical health in a supported environment, whilst starting to build relationships, regain a clarity of mind and the ability to start self-reflecting in order to identify needs and start to set goals for the future. Each resident will reflect on their past and identify harm, taking ownership for their addiction, and start to explore the driving factors of addiction in a supportive community of like-minded men.
At a glance:
- Supportive and structured environment to explore addiction
- Qualified counsellors and group facilitators
- Seamless continuation onto the Yeldall Manor Phase 2 programme
- Training groups on the fundamentals of addiction and process groups to become aware of emotions and behaviours
PHASE 2 | Growth 12 Weeks
Phase 2 empowers residents to advance in recovery skills and grow in physical health. Each resident becomes aware of human functioning, emotional wellbeing, core needs, cognitive/behavioural patterns and develops an understanding of the personal drivers underpinning their addiction, along with an awareness of their own relapse triggers.
At a glance:
- High level of support
- One-to-one counselling with a trained counsellor looking at past and current issues as well as plans for the future
- Teaching groups on life skills, attitudes, ethics, relationships and relapse prevention
- Interactive groups – a chance for each individual to contribute to their own and others’ recovery by becoming responsible and accountable to each other in sharing openly and honestly
- Work in the house or grounds – a chance to learn new skills
- Training opportunities that may include literacy, numeracy and IT
- Recreation, e.g. swimming, football, gym, shopping
- Opportunity to join the 18 to 24-week Phase 3 Recovery Support programme living semi-independently on-site
- Residential Rehabilitation: 25 beds, all male
- On-site Recovery Support: 10 beds
- Move-on/Community-based Recovery Support: 18 spaces in six properties in the surrounding area.