At Pericles our resident population includes people who are here mainly through problems with mental and emotional health rather than a physical disability. This informs the way we live and work. We aim to provide both the security and the opportunity required to move towards good health and a fuller life.

Our residents visit local GPs and other health professionals on a regular basis. In addition they have annual appointments with an anthroposophical doctor to supervise complementary medicine and/or therapies, provided by qualified therapists.

A therapy programme might include:

  • eurythmy
  • counselling
  • art therapy
  • rhythmic massage
  • drama therapy
  • speech therapy

These are provided singly or in combination where appropriate. Together with the therapeutic effect of participation in our community life they can substantially improve the well-being and functional abilities of residents.