Mental Health Care

Living with an enduring mental health issue is a challenge that few people can relate to. A diagnosis does little to quantify just how difficult performing day to day tasks can be.

Something as mundane as a walk to the shops can be almost crippling for someone with severe anxiety, whereas severe depression can make something as basic as feeding oneself a struggle.

Our team of qualified staff understand the complexities and nuances of these challenging conditions and work with you to overcome barriers and lead fulfilling lives.

Encompass offers two facilities, both with dedicated and experienced teams who provide support for people with enduring mental health needs.

Support is fully assessed and planned with your involvement and regularly reviewed to make sure your needs are being met.


Elsadene is located in Weymouth and is registered with the CQC as a registered care home providing 24 hour support from an experienced team of qualified nurses and support staff.  The service aims to enable recovery for people with complex mental health needs.

Even though we are a separate service Elsadene sits within the Dorset Rehabilitation and Recovery service, (Dorset Health University Foundation Trust). 

It is recognised that for some individuals with complex and enduring mental health needs there is a requirement for longer term care over many years and Elsadene is able to provide this.

Move on is identified as an outcome where appropriate however it is recognised that for many individuals this is an outcome that requires planning and support over many years due to the nature of their recovery. 

Elsadene philosophy is built upon the recovery journey:

  • No single definition of the concept of recovery for people with complex and enduing mental health needs.
  • A belief that it is possible for someone to regain a meaningful life, despite serious mental illness.
  • Provides a holistic view of mental illness that focuses on the person, not just their symptoms.

Supported Accommodation

Encompass offer two supported accommodation services in the Weymouth area for adults with enduring mental health needs.  The Coach House which is located a short distance from Elsadene and Beechcroft which is located close to central Weymouth.

Learn more about The Coach House and Beechcroft by clicking here.

Meeting Your Needs

There are a number of things we believe help in meeting your needs on your path to recovery:

  • A safe, secure positive environment
  • Respect for your privacy and dignity
  • Helping you to feel good about yourself
  • Accepting you as an individual, not discriminating against you in any way
  • Supporting you to manage situations/behaviours that could put you or others at risk
  • Support to help you develop and maintain social relationships
  • Support and training to help you develop skills in personal care and activities of daily living
  • Involving you in goal setting, support planning and reviews
  • Support to help you develop ways of coping with situations that may cause you to feel distressed or unwell
  • Providing you with opportunities to improve your health and lifestyle
  • Assistance and support with those needs which you are unable to meet independently
  • Providing you with support to access primary and secondary healthcare
  • Providing you with opportunities to develop hobbies, access activities you enjoy or want to try, supporting you to enjoy days out and holidays
  • Supporting you to develop skills and find ways to make you feel valued as a person.

Get in touch with the Encompass team to find out we can help you or a loved by clicking here.

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