A bedroom is a place where individuals should feel comfortable, relaxed – and above all else – safe. Many Service users will be placed in a situation that is confusing, and even intimidating – leading to a heightened sense of unrest and unease.
That’s why those involved in the design or refurbishment of a mental health setting should carefully consider bedroom furniture that is heavy-duty, serving its primary purpose of safety.
In the fields of mental and behavioural health, positive patient outcomes depend on the creation and maintenance of a complete continuum of care.
Working in collaboration with industry-leading designers, carers, and facility managers, we have worked hard to create a wide range of furnishings that are durable, forgiving, and which fulfil the needs of those entrusted to behavioural and mental health settings.
Heavy Duty Mental Health Furniture to Match Your Client Population
Mental health furnishings should, in most cases, provide ample opportunities for facility managers to ensure that pieces can be securely fixed to a wall or floor where necessary. Finally, they must provide comfort in the physical sense as well as contributing to a secure and restful environment.
Here at Tough Furniture, our exclusive focus on furniture for mental health and other challenging environments has resulted in a range of products that can help to reduce incidences of self-harm and suicide.
Many of our products feature “anti-ligature” properties. Anti-ligature features reduce the possibility that cords, belts, or other makeshift ropes or lines can be readily secured to the piece, lowering the risk of foreseeable and preventable opportunities for self-harm.
Creating Heavy Duty Furniture For A Comforting Environment
As mentioned above, it is important that mental health furniture helps eliminate opportunities for self-harm. Our design process depends on evidence-based findings in the art and science of crafting furnishings that fade into the background, providing comfort and safety without drawing undue attention to themselves.
The idea is to provide furnishings that contribute to a calming atmosphere using simplistic design, light-wooden colours, and calming tones to create an eminent sense of stability and security.
Simplicity in design means few – if any – parts, components, or pieces can be readily removed or altered. It also means enhanced durability, allowing for occasional rough use, as might be expected, and to provide the lowest possible probability of injury or damage.
Case Studies Supporting Tough Furniture Designs for Bedroom Furnishing in Mental Health Settings
While we place great emphasis on the research and development side of providing suitable, custom furniture for challenging environments, our products have the real-world experience to back it up.
Here are a few case studies where our mental health furniture products helped dedicated carers to make an important difference:
- Wonford Hospital – The Jasmine Lodge Unit
- Autistic Bedroom Furniture
- Chalet Primary School – Swindon
- SEN School Furniture For Kitchen & Eating Area
- Priors Court Fits New Residential Mental Health Furniture
- Autistic Window Protection Creates Safe Bedroom Environment
- Autistic Friendly Furniture For Schools
- Challenging Behaviour Furniture For Schools
In each of these challenging cases, our team was pleased to learn that our designs helped contribute to a caring, supportive environment that made better outcomes possible for patients and professionals. In each of these cases, we were able to build on our successes to deliver the superior value that comes with experience.
A night of restful sleep is a key contributor to positive mental outcomes. We hope this post has highlighted some of the important factors to consider when choosing heavy duty furniture for a mental health setting.
All our products are designed and constructed in the UK and are backed by a 10-year warranty. To learn more about our proven mental health furniture designs and how our team can help yours achieve better patient outcomes, find us online to request a visit, receive brochures, or download a digital copy.
To find out more about mental health furniture in challenging environments and mental health facilities, explore our blogs:
- Specifying The Right Mental Health Furniture For Different Challenging Behaviours
- Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets For Mental Health Facilities
- Furniture For Mental Health Facilities – What Makes The Difference
- 5 Reasons Why Specialist Mental Health Furniture Is Essential In Challenging Environments
- How To Reduce Ligature Risks In Mental Health Environments