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Abbey House Whitby

About Abbey House

Abbey House, part of the Whitby scheme, offers rehabilitation and support for adults with mental health illnesses and personality disorders that may have a forensic background with associated complex and challenging behaviours.

Set in the tranquil coastal town of Whitby, this residential service is situated in an ideal location close to several towns and cities such as Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Wakefield, Tyneside, Leeds and York. It’s also close to local amenities and places of interest, and is accessible by road and train, with a bus stop right outside the house.

Our approach to support:

This service will provide transitional support through an integrated pathway for service users who no longer require intensive support in hospital or a secure unit, yet continue to present a level of risk that requires a fully staffed environment.

We encourage recovery and re-enablement, and will include the offer of Positive Behaviour Support and Recovery Star outcomes to reintegrate individuals back into the community at an appropriate pace.

The services available at Abbey House include: 

  • Specialist support for up to six people with mental health issues who may also present behaviours that challenge
  • Supported living, respite and community outreach transitional services
  • Six individual rooms, four of which offer en-suite facilities
  • Positive Behaviour Support and Recovery Model
  • Access to community projects/programmes/education
  • Direct links and involvement with Supporting You
  • A multidisciplinary community team
  • Staff trained in positive behaviour support, learning disabilities and mental health awareness
  • Innovative person centred support programmes in a safe and caring environment
  • Service users can have their views heard via Craegmoor’s newsletter “Your Voice” 


Located in the tranquil coastal town of Whitby, Abbey House is able to provide specialist support for up to six people with mental health issues who may also present behaviours that challenge.

Each of the six bedrooms has a homely feel to allow people to feel safe and comfortable, with four of our six bedrooms offering en-suite facilities.

Within the house we also have communal areas for people to socialise and develop new skills such as a lounge, dining area, conservatory and kitchen.

Admission and referrals

Abbey House may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 year
  • Individuals who have a mental health diagnosis or learning disabilities
  • May also present mild to moderate/severe challenging behaviour