New Cottages Day Therapy

What does it do?

This unit is based at the Princess of Wales Hospital Ely. It is part of the Older
People’s Mental Health Services of CPFT. Day Therapy Services This aims
to help people to achieve maximum independence and mental well-being by
supporting them through a difficult time and providing various
treatments to meet individual needs.

This service is offered for a time-limited period until patients are able to support themselves or
be introduced to other services to meet longer-term needs. Patients
usually participate in the therapeutic programme to restore skills which
may include:

  • Everyday living skills
  • Anxiety management
  • Coping with life skills
  • Managing mood
  • Self esteem and confidence building
  • Relaxation
  • Reminiscence therapy
  • Sensory therapy
  • Physical well-being

Patients are encouraged to resume more control in their own lives and move
towards greater independence. This service operates from Monday to
Thursday, 9am-4.30pm. Flexible times are available if needed or for
attending specific sessions only.


Who it is for?

Provides a flexible and person centred mental health assessment and treatment service for older people and their carers in the Ely area.


Where it is available?

Local service (East Cambridgeshire).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

New Cottages Day Therapy, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely CB6 1DN

Contact details
T 01353 652090/ 652193
Jaqueline Gardiner, Administrator
Luka Mhishi, Team leader:
T 01353 652211
F 01353 652085

Additional information:

On discharge from the service we try to support the service user to find an appropriate
community activity, social care service or voluntary organisation to
attend. In the Huntingdon area we provide an out-reach service from our
day therapy service into social care day centres to support with the
on-going needs of the service user.


Info last updated:

New Cottages Day Therapy, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road,, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1DN