brighterway recently funded the purchase of a new pool table for the service users at Antelope House!
Antelope House is a small hospital in the centre of Southampton dedicated to the treatment of adult mental health. Antelope House currently has three wards. Saxon Ward for men, Trinity Ward for women and Hamtun Ward, which is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for men. A fourth ward, Abbey Ward has just finished being built and this will be a female PICU.
The service users from all wards enjoy playing pool either on a 1:1, a small group or in a pool tournament. Playing pool helps people to relax and because everyone is having fun it can break down barriers which then fosters dialogue and building therapeutic relationships.
The patients and staff have been requesting a new pool table be sourced as the current one was so old it was beyond repairing.
“We decided to apply to Brighterway for funding. The staff at Brighterway were so helpful, the application form was very easy and straightforward to complete, and we were delighted to get a response within days. We cannot thank you enough for your generosity which will put smiles on people’s faces for years to come.”