Lilias Gillies House

Lilias Gillies House operates as a residential recovery community for 15 residents who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties. This includes those who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, psychosis, forensic history or a history of complex trauma and those for whom placements have broken down elsewhere.

Make a referral
Accommodation
Residents have their own private rooms with ensuites and access to shared facilities, including a large kitchen and dining room, and a communal garden.
Therapeutic Support
All Residents have a named key worker who works with them to identify and address their daily-living and psychosocial needs as they work towards a more satisfying interdependence through active engagement with domestic, vocational, educational and social activities in the house and in the community. Our basic requirement is that those referred will benefit from a structured, yet individualised programme which is both practical and therapeutic.
Length of stay
The length of stay for each resident varies depending on each individual’s treatment plan. The aim is to encourage residents to share responsibilities, make decisions for themselves and to regain their independence as far as possible. Residents are encouraged to set realistic goals with staff and establish a range of activities in the service and the local community.
Staffing
CHT employs staff committed to recovery, and encourages applications from those with lived experience. Lilias Gillies House staff team is made up of Support Workers, Supported Living Facilitators, a Supported Living Service Lead and has an integrated fully qualified Psychologist or Psychotherapist, supported by a Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy in the Senior Team. Lilias Gillies House offers 24 hour support (sleep in nights).

Our dedicated staff are crucial to the successful delivery of recovery and therapeutic services, so CHT is committed to providing high quality staff training, including Skills for Care training for staff and managers, and a 20-module tailored programme of training in psychosocial theory and practice.

Staff also have regular supervision, weekly reflective practice facilitated by the service psychologist, and access to an employee assistance programme.

Contact
Contact details:
Lilias Gillies House, 169 Tollers Lane, Coulsdon, Croydon, CR5 1BJ

Telephone: 01737 668 112

E-mail: liliasgillieshouse@cht.org.uk

Jay Morally

Jay Morally

Service Manager

Hi I am Jay, I am the service manager at Lilias Gillies House. I have worked in health and social care for over 13 years and began working for CHT in spring 2019. I studied Health and Social Care, but also have a background in IT and Art. Before working as a manager for CHT, I coordinated another mental health service where I was able to attend a comprehensive three weeks training in New York which was based on a mental health recovery model, and following this was able to start up a young adults transitional programme to support young people with mental-ill health transition to adult services. Prior to this I worked supporting young people in the probationary system.

Kirsty Toal

Kirsty Toal

Community Psychotherapist

Hi I am Kirsty, I am the service psychotherapist at Lilias Gillies House, where I have worked since March 2019. I am a psychodynamically trained Art Psychotherapist with 7 years clinical experience working with adults and children in secure hospital settings, the community and in private practice. I offer weekly 1:1 therapy sessions to our residents as well as facilitating reflective, therapeutic and psychoeducational groups for residents and staff.