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  • Heavy Duty Bedroom Furniture For Mental Health Environments

    Heavy Duty Bedroom Furniture For Mental Health Environments

    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 […]

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  • Mental Health Furniture For Consulting Rooms

    Mental Health Furniture For Consulting Rooms

    Furniture for mental health settings must meet a number of important requirements for safety and functionality in challenging mental health environments. They must be comfortable, durable, and contribute to an atmosphere that promotes tranquillity, thoughtfulness, and hope. Mental health furniture meant to be used in areas where specific activities are to be engaged in must meet both […]

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  • How To Reduce Ligature Risks In Mental Health Facilities

    How To Reduce Ligature Risks In Mental Health Facilities

    When users that self-harm or have attempted suicide are admitted into mental health facilities, they may be looking for a way to harm themselves again. This could be on anything within their surroundings – including fixtures and fittings, furniture, handles. This blog will explore how to reduce ligature risks in mental health environments. To make […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why Specialist Mental Health Furniture Is Essential In Challenging Environments

    5 Reasons Why Specialist Mental Health Furniture Is Essential In Challenging Environments

    Specifying mental health furniture for challenging environments can be hard as there are so many requirements. Service users can be demanding in their needs for furniture that is strong, safe, secure and easy to clean. This blog takes a look at the 5 reasons why specifying mental health furniture is essential for service users’ safety […]

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  • Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets For Mental Health Facilities

    Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets For Mental Health Facilities

    The need for specialist furniture in mental health facilities has led Tough Furniture to develop a comprehensive range of anti-ligature TV cabinets.   This post aims to explore the importance of correct specification in mental health environments and looks at the key features that go in to producing anti-ligature TV cabinets.    Why Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets?  The core aim of a […]

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  • How To Clean Tough Furniture Products

    How To Clean Tough Furniture Products

    Now more than ever, hygiene and cleaning is a priority for all, environments need to be spotless to help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. This has been highlighted by the Coronavirus pandemic and the protocols that are being followed to keep people safe. This blog has been written to give you insight on […]

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  • Specifying The Right Mental Health Furniture For Different Challenging Behaviours

    Specifying The Right Mental Health Furniture For Different Challenging Behaviours

    When specifying furniture for mental health environments it’s important that the items are chosen to meet the specific needs of those with challenging behaviours. This is not only to keep the individual themselves safe but also to ensure the safety of family members, care and support staff.  This blog looks at what qualifies as a […]

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  • Furniture For Mental Health Facilities – What Makes The Difference?

    Furniture For Mental Health Facilities – What Makes The Difference?

      Mental health care furniture has a different performance level compared to ordinary furniture. It not only has to withstand the strains that come with challenging behaviours, but also the regulations in place for mental health units. This blog aims to set out the key benefits of furniture for mental health facilities and people with […]

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  • Why Biophilic Design Is Essential In Challenging Environments

    Why Biophilic Design Is Essential In Challenging Environments

    The recent trend of biophilic design within modern architecture has rightly been seen as a way of ‘bringing the outside in,’ improving visual aesthetics and helping people feel at one with nature, even when they’re inside. And in the mental health sector, it appears that the principle of biophilia may have even more applicability, as […]

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  • Meet Vince Goodman – Tough Furniture machinist by day and rock legend by night !

    Meet Vince Goodman – Tough Furniture machinist by day and rock legend by night !

    Vince has been with the company for thirteen years as the specialist operator of our edgebanding machine, but out of working hours he’s been making a name for himself as the drummer in Telford-based band, Ruffnecks. Having started touring in January 2018 the group is going strong and rocking the scene wherever they go. Covering […]

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  • Congratulations to Mayfield House !

    Congratulations to Mayfield House !

    Everyone at Tough Furniture was very pleased to hear recently that one of our long-standing customers, Mayfield Children’s Home in East Sussex had received its third Outstanding report from Ofsted in 4 years, and even more impressively had received a report that included no recommendations or requirements at all. Having worked with Mayfield for over […]

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  • Tough on the Beeb

    Tough on the Beeb

    March was an exciting month for all at Tough Furniture, as we received a visit from local BBC journalist Genevieve Tudor to record a three part series of short radio broadcasts about the company. The excerpts were broadcast from 18th March to 20th, and hopefully gave the listeners a good insight into who we are […]

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  • Towards new standards with the Design in Mental Health Network

    Towards new standards with the Design in Mental Health Network

    It’s been a busy couple of months for Tough Furniture founder David Vesty, as he and our Production Director Stuart Briscoe have attended two Design in Mental Health Network workshops recently. DiMHN is a social enterprise organisation which brings together anyone with an interest in the design of mental health facilities – from architects to […]

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  • Our Healthcare Estates debut

    Our Healthcare Estates debut

    The Healthcare Estates exhibition and conference is one of the major events in the calendar in the world of designing, building and maintaining healthcare facilities. Organised in conjunction with IHEEM, the UK’s largest specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates sector, the exhibition and conference has over 4000 visitors a year, as well as more than […]

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  • Protecting windows the Tough Furniture way

    Protecting windows the Tough Furniture way

    A highlight of this year’s new Tough Furniture brochure is the PWS window protection unit, which is proving increasingly popular with care homes, hospitals and private homes that are looking to refurbish or improve their existing provision. The PWS functions as an internally fitted frame that can either sit in the reveal of a window, […]

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  • Tracey leading the way…

    Tracey leading the way…

    Here at Tough Furniture we have always believed in continuous development – not only of our products and services, but also of the people who work here as well. So on that note, we were really happy recently for our Quality Control manager Tracey Riley to attend the Highfield Qualifications course in Team Leading. Tracey […]

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  • Introducing Tough Plus Options

    Introducing Tough Plus Options

    Introducing Tough Plus Options   One of the most exciting new developments in this year’s new Tough Furniture range is the Tough Plus Options capsule collection. Built to the same robust specification as the bestselling Tough Plus suite of bedroom furniture, Options comes in 4 stylish new board colours that we believe can really help […]

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  • New brochure for 2018 – 2019

    New brochure for 2018 – 2019

    Tough Furniture are happy to announce the release of their new 2018 – 2019 brochure, which features a colourful new departure in the Tough Plus Options range, and a stylish and practical new Anti-Ligature noticeboard. Other new additions for 2018 inlude: Stretton suite of lounge seating Capped Orleton lounge seating, with extra protection for sofa […]

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  • Tough Furniture launch the moveable Tough Plus Box Bed

    Tough Furniture launch the moveable Tough Plus Box Bed

    The Tough Plus Box Bed is one of our most popular beds and following customer feedback we’ve developed a version that can be moved easily either for cleaning purposes or so the room can be converted to a different use i.e. when a profiling bed is required. The Tough Plus Moveable Bed has the same […]

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  • Tough Furniture 2016/17 Brochure Launch

    Tough Furniture 2016/17 Brochure Launch

    Tough Furniture is delighted to launch our new brochure for 2016/17 which includes some fantastic new products as well as additions to the popular Tough Plus and Tough Original ranges. New products include: a mid-sleeper bed designed for ASD Polycarbonate TV protection for up to 50″ TVs Outdoor furniture Tough Plus Box Bed with 2 […]

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