Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets For Mental Health Wards

Anti-Ligature TV Cabinets For Mental Health Wards

Posted by Robin Mansell on 13 June 2019 09:31:38 BST
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The core aim of Contour is to provide safe, effective solutions to environments where those who are most vulnerable are at risk. These environments include:

  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Hospitals
  • Residential care homes
  • GP Surgeries
  • Mental Health

Mental health care is an important sector where Contour have acquired a level of expertise and experience, adapting to the requirements of their clients.

The need for specially designed furniture in areas of care leads us to our latest product: The anti-ligature TV cabinet.


Why Have we Developed the Anti-Ligature TV Cabinet?

We have found that televisions are an important factor in the well-being of patients in mental health facilities, offering a soothing and calming effect. This is of particular importance when stress and anxiety levels of patients are at its highest.

Whether their aim is to keep up to date with current affairs or to engage in entertaining and enjoyable content, access to screen media provides patients with a positive experience, aiding happiness and contentment.


Standard Television Cabinets

The introduction of the anti-ligature TV cabinet was brought about through in-depth reflection on standard television cabinets in mental health settings.

Our findings showed that televisions were the subject of frequent vandalism, costing wards time, effort and money. The costly nature of the vandalism made it necessary for us to develop a solution focussed on quality and longevity.

Additionally, we recognise that patients in mental health wards or pupils in special educational needs environments seek comfort in hyperstimulation; experiencing items through, at times, heavy touch. With that in mind, we sought to create a product that was built for durability, as well as safety.


The Need for Change

Now that more and more televisions are flat screen and placed on walls as a space-saving initiative, it is necessary to include this within our product design.

The anti-ligature TV cabinet is designed to be fitted neatly onto the wall, complimenting your current environment’s aesthetics.

We recognise the importance of utilising the space that you have available, whilst adding to the calming and soothing environment that you’re trying to achieve.


Product Description and Features


  • Contour’s Anti-Ligature TV cabinet protects televisions by fully encapsulating them in a stylish, wooden cabinet. The sloping sides minimise the risk of someone attaching a ligature to it.
  • The cabinet has a strip-hinged front door that can only be opened with the keys provided, ensuring authorised access only. It is locked as standard with either key lock or star key quarter turn locks.
  • 3mm holes are punched into the powder coated ventilation grilles that allow air to circulate through the cover, as well as allowing sound to transmit into the room.
  • The frame of the cabinet is made from 25mm melamine faced MDF in a white finish. The TV is protected via an 8mm polycarbonate vison panel.
  • Standard sizes are available to suit 32”, 42” and 50” TVs. Should you require a different size then please contact us to discuss.



Through close consultation with you, we can accommodate the individual requirements of your environment. We appreciate that certain spaces need adjustments where necessary. With that in mind, we will work with you to discuss sizing and colour options to ensure that your practical and aesthetic needs are met.

As with all our products and services, we place the needs of the customer first. If you would like further information on this product, or any of our new products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators. BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combines an extensive range of colour-paints is with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance. Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments. Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour has a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

Twitter: @Contour_Heating

LinkedIn: Contour Heating Products Ltd

Topics: Anti-ligature, Mental Health, Safety