The bedroom should be a place of comfort, relaxation, and - more than anything - safety. Managing mental health conditions is difficult enough, without having the added stress and worry that your bed - a place of refuge - isn’t effectively supporting you and your needs. Mental health settings frequently see individuals who are experiencing heightened states of unease and unrest.
If you’re involving in designing or refurbishing mental health settings, it's vital that you give careful consideration to the bedroom furniture that you choose. Ensuring your beds are heavy-duty and capable of supporting your primary focus - safety - is of paramount importance.
Positive patient outcomes in both mental health and behavioural health fields are dependent on the creation and maintenance of a continuum of care that is complete.
At Reinforced Beds, we work in collaboration with the managers, designers, and carers who work in mental health to create a broad range of furniture that’s durable and forgiving, capable of meeting the needs of those have entrusted their safety to mental health and behavioural health settings.
Heavy-duty mental health beds
When you have a challenging environment, there are certain key features you want from your furniture. Sturdiness is vital, and something you get in spades from our heavy-duty beds. In addition, you want the design to present as few acute angles as possible.
The ideal function of furniture to mental health furnishings is usually to provide facility managers with ample opportunities to ensure the secure fixture of pieces to floors and walls when needed. They should also provide physical comfort, as well as contributing to the overall security and restfulness of the environment.
Our exclusive focus on reinforced furniture has resulted in a range of items that are well suited for mental health settings and other challenging environments. Sturdy furniture is not only perfectly suited for supporting all body types, it also offers a robustness that produces ‘anti-harm’ properties. This stems from a reduction in surfaces that can produce ligatures, and opportunities for self-harm and suicide through the use of the furnishings.
Creating comforting mental health beds for enhanced safety
Mental health settings require furniture that doesn’t offer easy opportunities for self-harm. The sturdy construction of our mental health beds has been designed to minimise the practical possibilities for injury. Our heavy-duty furniture is also perfectly suited to blending seamlessly into an environment. The less furniture draws attention to itself, the easier it is for a room’s occupants to put self-harm out of their minds.
We achieve this through the simplicity of design, and careful consideration of every element used. From large to small components, if there’s a way of making them safer and stronger, we’ve found it.
A restful night of peaceful sleep is essential to positive mental health outcomes, and we aim to ensure anyone working in mental health or behavioural settings can rest assured that our beds are the perfect choice for supporting their patients - both literally and figuratively.