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Addressing mental health

Mental health should be considered just as important as physical health for the wellbeing and recovery of patients.

Altro advocate designing for all, to create environments that can cater for all service users, staff and visitors: whatever their physical or mental health status, wherever in the building they may be. Working with you, we will create safe, clean and comforting environments which reduce stress and can positively impact on patient outcomes and staff morale.

Safer environments

Design of the built environment plays a vital role in patient recovery and the maintenance of staff morale. Altro have partnered with hospitals and mental health facilities to design the best possible environments for all. For specialist areas, we provide floors and walls that can be welded to create a seamless surface. We have products which are anti-pick and anti-ligature and can help create a safer environment for service users and staff.  Easy to clean floors and walls with a smooth, impervious surface can be even jetwashed to keep them hygienic.

For people with dementia, we provide guidance on LRVs and matt, monotone flooring to help reduce confusion.  Altro floors and walls can be used for wayfinding to reduce stress, and create colours and images that can be calming for service users.

Altro can provide best practices and design guidance when selecting products for different environments.