Day Opportunities & Recovery Service - DORS

Aims & Objectives: 

The DORS (Day Opportunities & Recovery Service) team provides intensive mental health support using a recovery based model to service users with severe and enduring mental health conditions within the Cardiff area. The team aim is to empower service users to actively participate in their own recovery by:

  • Increasing social contact and support.
  • Sustaining and developing roles, relationships, social / leisure and vocational activities in mainstream settings.
  • Providing opportunities for service users to be actively involved in the development of mental health services and support networks.

The main focus of our interventions is to engage service users with mainstream community activities through individualised support. This is achieved by focusing on psychological work, vocational rehabilitation and social/ recreational interventions.

  • Psychological work - CBT, Family work, Relapse prevention, Anxiety Management, OCD
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - Education, Voluntary work and Employment
  • Social/ Recreational - Promote ordinary lives, increase use of community resources, increase support networks and facilitate group sessions and activities
- thereby maximizing the service user’s potential for personal development and promoting independence within their community.

Referrals are received on Paris (UHB IT) from Cardiff Community Mental Health Teams, Primary Care Liaison Team, Crisis teams and inpatient areas.

Along with the Cardiff Local Authority Day Services we liaise closely with our partners in the mental health voluntary sector in order to avoid duplication and maximize our community resources.

Address: Park Lodge, Whitchurch Hospital, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7XB

Tel: 029 2033 6594

Fax: 029 2033 6375


Last Updated: April 2015
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