Day Therapy Service

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

Day Therapy Service

Mildmay’s therapeutic and 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 factors including but not limited to, poor adherence to medication, reduction in mental well-being, or cognitive challenges.

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

Day Therapy activities include but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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 team
  • Tranquil garden space
  • Chapel

To refer a patient telephone 0207 613 6300 Ext. 6287
or email our Referral Form to

People’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.

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 will be 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.

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

There is an integrated team that designs, delivers and evaluates the Day Therapy programmes that consists of:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Yoga Instructor
  • IT Education Facilitator
  • Art Therapist
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Day Therapy Lead
  • Rehabilitation Assistants

Mildmay’s Day Therapy Programme of groups, activities and one to one sessions is a dynamic and evolving  programme.  Below is an example of some of the current activities which 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


If the person you would like to refer to Day Therapy is currently an inpatient at Mildmay, referral can be discussed with their key-worker, the most relevant professional from the multidisciplinary team or our Registered and Admissions Manager.

For clients/patients currently in other hospitals, at home or in residential or nursing homes please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 020 7613 6347, mobile 07921406279 or email

If you require more information about Day Therapy please contact our Day Therapy team on 0207 613 6300 Extn: 6287 or email

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