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Mental health issues are extremely common in today’s era. In the UK alone, one in four individuals suffers from a mental health condition every year, which can take a toll on their entire life. If you or a loved one has been suffering from a psychiatric issue, know that you are not alone, and it is not the end of the world. Plenty of private psychiatric hospitals are working day and night to help you and others recover and achieve sound mental health.

Private Mental Health Hospitals UK

The process of entering mental health treatment can be extremely daunting. However, to make it more comfortable, experts suggest understanding what to expect from it before taking it a step further.

The process that an individual goes through to enter treatment can vary depending on the following factors:

  • Whether they are paying for treatment out of pocket or using private medical insurance
  • The hospital you wish to receive treatment at
  • Any waiting times (if applicable)
  • The doctor you wish to seek treatment from

The best way to understand the admissions process is by directly contacting the hospital you wish to seek treatment at. Most hospitals have an admissions team who can guide clients about the steps they will need to take to enter treatment, depending on their unique circumstances, conditions, and preferences.

Most hospitals provide telephonic or in-person initial screenings to determine the extent of a person’s psychiatric issues. Based on the results of these screenings, they may accept or deny admission. Sometimes, clients also need to undergo specific tests before qualifying for a treatment program.

When people first arrive at a mental health hospital, the admissions team welcomes them and introduces them to the key members of the staff. These key members typically include the consultant, therapist, and nursing team. Following this, all patients go through a tour of the hospital, including the room they will be staying in, where they can sit back, unpack, and make themselves more comfortable. The admissions team also provides patients with other important information, such as:

  • Location of the dining area and mealtimes
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services
  • The location of individual consultation rooms and therapy areas
  • How to store any prescription medications that a patient might be carrying with them

Sometimes, patients also engage in an initial session with their consultant or key therapist in an attempt to build a therapeutic relationship. Additionally, this session allows them to share their feelings about arriving at the hospital and setting goals they would like to achieve during treatment. Based on these goals, patients and their treatment teams can formulate a therapy plan in terms of its type, format, and duration.

Therapy

As a part of the treatment program, many private psychiatric hospitals offer several therapies. In most cases, patients receive a combination of individual and group therapies during their stay at the hospital, depending on their needs. Patients may also get opportunities to engage in couples and family therapy to rekindle their relationships with their loved ones.

Many people may find therapy daunting; however, the highly-trained treatment team will support them every step of the way. All members of the team are highly qualified in their field with extensive clinical experience. The type of therapy they offer each patient will depend on their current condition and personal circumstances.

In addition to evidence-based therapies, most private rehab centres also provide additional well-being activities such as:

  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Shiatsu
  • Meditation

Family Visits and Free Time

Alongside therapy, a private mental health hospital also provides plenty of free time to allow patients to relax, reflex, and unwind. They usually have the option to spend this free time in their rooms or in the communal living spaces. Some patients also spend their free time with their families through family visits and telephone calls.

Hospital Environment

The private mental health hospitals in the UK understand the importance of the environment patients live in and its role in treating their psychiatric issues. Hence, these hospitals usually operate in well-built, beautiful, and serene environments that maximise tranquillity and comfort. Some highlights of the hospital environment to expect from most private treatment centres include the following:

  • Modern and comfortable en-suite bedrooms
  • Welcoming living areas
  • Fully-equipped dining rooms
  • Welcoming living areas
  • Access to multi-faith resources
  • Housekeeping facilities
  • On-site careering to suit individual needs
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Private grounds
  • Access to local communities (if applicable)

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