Tough Furniture’s Anti-Ligature TV cabinet was introduced in 2014, to fulfil a need for secure TV cabinets in mental health settings.
Standard television cabinets aren’t designed to withstand the demands of a mental health facility, particularly when it comes to ligature reduction, and the use of specially designed equipment is highly recommended in such settings.
Historically, many secure TV cabinets are manufactured in metal, plastic or compact grade laminate to increase durability – however, in modern mental healthcare settings that emphasise recovery over restraint, products made from these materials are often seen as being overly institutional and intimidating. Given these constraints, Tough Furniture’s natural woodgrains and curved lines are designed to make for a more welcoming aesthetic, contributing to a more pleasant environment all round.
Safety has not been forgotten however, and the high-specification build quality of the unit not only allows for a robust lifespan, but also allows for further reduction in ligature risk by encapsulating all plugs, sockets and wires in the body of the cabinet.
Anti-ligature TV cabinets can be fitted neatly to the wall, allowing for the most efficient use of space, aiding a clutter-free, calming environment.
An anti-ligature TV cabinet is the ideal solution for mental health care settings that want to maintain the safety of the individuals who call them home, without developing an overly restrictive, institutional feel to the environment. As the UK’s longest-established specialist manufacturers of furniture for challenging environments, Tough Furniture offer a wide range of sizes and colours, and are also able to offer bespoke sizing on request.