This plan is for patients requiring stabilisation. In general, their condition is well known and managed with outpatient sessions. It’s short-term support to avoid relapse or default.


Patients admitted for 7 days have typically been diagnosed with one or more of the following:

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Mood disorders in disstress

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Personality disorders with brief manic/psychotic episode

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Save keeping due to insult or suicidal ideation

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Managed and known schizophrenic clients in brief psychotic episode

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Bereavement

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Mild depression disorder

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Anxiety attack

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Acute stress reaction


Treatment includes:

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24/7 Observation by nursing staff

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Checking of vital signs at 5am and 5pm (Vitals are checked more frequently if requested by a doctor)

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Dispensing medication before/with breakfast, and before/with dinner depending on the prescription

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Daily nursing groups for hygiene, appearance, sleep, and psychoeducation

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Daily intensive individual psychology sessions

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Daily Occupational Therapy individual sessions

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One family-support session with a social worker

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GP ward rounds every second day

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One therapy session with a psychiatrist

Patients requiring intensive therapy are admitted to Bel Esprit for 14 days. These patients undergo an intense baseline assessment and review of their mental-health history to identify their needs and stressors.


Patients admitted for 14 days have typically been diagnosed with one or more of the following:

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Anxiety disorders

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Major Depressive disorders

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Mood disorders

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Personality Disorders

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PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Treatment includes:

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24/7 Observation by nursing staff

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Checking of vital signs at 5am and 5pm (Vitals are checked more frequently if requested by a doctor)

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Dispensing medication before/with breakfast, and before/with dinner depending on the prescription

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Daily nursing groups for hygiene, appearance, sleep, and psychoeducation

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Daily individual psychology session (60 minutes).

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Daily DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy) Group

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Mindfulness; two session per week

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General Practitioner intake

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GP ward rounds every third morning or if necessary

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Psychiatrist ward rounds one for intake and 2-3 follow ups

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Occupational therapy groups:

First group daily with topics identified during the assessments and as per need of client group

Second group deals with discussion topics such as stress management, anger management and financial budget

Third group is a activity group focusing on learning of leisure activities

If the need is identified by the treating team clients will be seen individually by the Occupational therapist as well

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Baseline assessment to determine therapy goals . Assessments consist out of following questionnaires:

Beck SAD Persons Scale

OSA (Occupational Self Assessment)

Suicide Risk Assessment

Patients with a complex diagnosis are admitted to Bel Esprit for 21 days. Such a diagnosis requires patients to be stabilised first before therapy can commence. This would also apply to patients with early-onset mental disorders that have gone untreated for several years.


Further diagnosis that would require admission for 21 days are of high severity or recurrent relapse on medication due to poor possible insight.


Patients admitted for 21 days have typically diagnosed with one or more of the following:

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Schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional psychotic disorders

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Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence

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Mental behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use

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PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


Treatment will consist of the following therapies:

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24/7 Observation by nursing staff

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Checking of vital signs at 5am and 5pm (Vitals are checked more frequently if requested by a doctor)

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Dispensing medication before/with breakfast, and before/with dinner depending on the prescription

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Daily nursing groups for hygiene, appearance, sleep, and psychoeducation

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Daily individual psychology session (60 minutes).

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Daily DBT (Dialectic Behavioural Therapy) Group

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Mindfulness; two session per week

bullet

General Practitioner intake

bullet

GP ward rounds every third morning or if necessary

bullet

Psychiatrist ward rounds one for intake and 2-3 follow ups

bullet

Occupational therapy groups:

First group daily with topics identified during the assessments and as per need of client group

Second group deals with discussion topics such as stress management, anger management and financial budget

Third group is a activity group focusing on learning of leisure activities

If the need is identified by the treating team clients will be seen individually by the Occupational therapist as well

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Baseline assessment to determine therapy goals . Assessments consist out of following questionnaires:

Beck SAD Persons Scale

OSA (Occupational Self Assessment)

Suicide Risk Assessment