Day Therapy Service


We are sorry to report that in the light of Department of Health & Social Care guidelines on social distancing in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mildmay's Day Therapy service has been suspended until further notice.

A structured pathway of rehabilitation-focused activities enables participants to fulfil and maintain their maximum potential within the community. We provide individuals with community-based rehabilitation, developing life skills for day-to-day living.

Mildmay’s innovative Day Therapy service develops goal orientated plans which seek to maximise independence, promote skills acquisition and build confidence.

The programme of activities aims to strengthen existing abilities and promotes maintenance of physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional well-being. This can lead to improved ability to use and be part of community services and reduction in incidences of hospitalisation due to factors including but not limited to, poor adherence to medication, reduction in mental well-being, or cognitive challenges.


For clients/patients currently in other hospitals, at home or in residential or nursing homes, please contact our Admissions Manager: telephone 020 7613 6300 Ext. 6287, or email our Referral Form to
If you wish to include confidential / client identifiable information please communicate by email.

For more information about Day Therapy please contact our Day Therapy team on 020 7613 6300 Ext: 6287 or email

Day Therapy facilities include the following:

Mildmay's integrated team designs, delivers and evaluates Day Therapy programmes, and consists of:

• Art Therapy (one-to-one and group sessions)

• Digital Inclusion suite – basic IT education and computer facilities

• Treatment room

• Fully equipped physiotherapy gym

• Assessment centre – kitchen, bathroom, and group-work space

• Quiet area and counselling space

• Large space for group-work

• Communal dining room

• In-house catering

• Tranquil garden space

• Chapel

• Occupational Therapist

• Physiotherapist

• Yoga Instructor

• IT Education Facilitator

• Art Therapist

• Horticultural Therapist

• Day Therapy Lead

• Rehabilitation Assistants

A person's needs, impairments, and abilities will determine whether their goals are rehabilitation or maintenance focused

The referral goals, and those of the person, will guide both the frequency and length of attendance

Pathway one: Rehabilitation and Transitional Pathway

A 12-week rolling programme of rehabilitation

Designed to continue improvements in function and mobility. By focusing on health, well-being and what each person can do, not what they cannot, we support people to live their lives as fully as possible

Our  programme includes group and one-to-one sessions with specific goals and aims

Provides a transitional pathway from inpatient to community-based living

This programme is reviewed and evaluated at the end of each 12-week block with clients either being discharged, repeating the programme or the programme changing to explore other areas of need.

Pathway two: Long-term Support, Maintenance and Admission Avoidance Pathway

Offers a safe and secure environment with activities to maintain existing abilities and promote physical and cognitive stimulation where possible

Includes group and 1:1 sessions

Designed to offer regular intervention, observation and assessment to potentially reduce the likelihood of acute centre admissions that may be experienced by those with complex needs

This programme is also designed to maintain individuals who have reached their maximum rehabilitation potential, and where ‘removing’ support might result in deterioration of cognitive, physical function or psychological well-being

Mildmay’s Day Therapy programme of groups, activities and one-to-one sessions is dynamic and evolving

Examples of some of the activities which currently form the 12-week Rehabilitation and Transitional Pathway Day Service programmes:

• Independent and directed exercise in the physiotherapy gym

• Yoga

• Kitchen Skills Group

• Brain Training – Luminosity

• Digital inclusion – computer skills training

• Breakfast Club

• Horticultural Therapy

• Art Therapy

• Healthy Living Group

• Expert Patient group

All the groups and activities have specialist areas and skills that they work to promote

Below is a list of just some of these

• Fine motor skills

• Gross motor skills

• Hand-eye co-ordination

• Literacy

• Speech and language skills – for example: responding to questions; generating responses

• Orientation

• Social interaction; collaboration / cooperation in achieving a goal, sharing

• a work-space / resources; turn taking

• Memory

• Decision making and planning

• Problem solving

• Working within boundaries – taking responsibility and social appropriateness

• Executive function

• Safe food preparation, and healthier / balanced eating

• HIV education

• Peer support

• Psychological well-being

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