Complex and integrative rehabilitative center of GUH for individuals with mental disorders

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammePublic Health Initiatives - Activity I. Mental health care
Title of the ProjectComplex and integrative rehabilitative center of GUH for individuals with mental disorders
Number of the ProjectNF-CZ11-OV-2-023-2015
Project Promoter

University Hospital in Prague

www.vfn.cz

Objective of the Project

The objective of the submitted project is to provide, in line with CZ11 programme priorities, complex re-socialization facilitating patients’ return to families and society. We primarily wish to extend the spectre of patients’ activities’ spectrum and create suitable premises for these activities, provide permanent offer of open education programmes, create new room for meeting between people with similar problems, serving integration efforts in a protected environment, which are also suitable terrain for education programmes in informal settings, and the related necessary increase of qualification of the personnel caring for the mentally ill patients.

The chief objective of activation programmes is to rebuild, maintain and improve working skills and social relationship, improve performance, increase self-confidence and improve mental state.

Project’s contribution will be manifested primarily by the newly created, modified and equipped premises facilitating activation programmes tailored to patients’ individual needs, ensuring barrier-free and non-stigmatizing care. In the area of education and support to healthcare workers caring for the mentally ill, the contribution is manifested by increasing their qualification, professional standards and empathy, which is key for building confidence and cooperation between the patients and the staff.

These objectives will be met by:
- modifying and equipping the existing therapy rooms;
- building a therapy garden;
- building safe, barrier-free access;
- adjustment and equipment of outdoor facilities for psycho-education and integration of mentally ill;
- education of staff.

Psychiatric therapy has, besides human aspects, also a great economic significance as it shortens the time patients need to be hospitalized and facilitates work with the mentally ill, shortens time of work and prevents invalidation of the mentally ill patients. The extent of psychiatric therapy techniques and programmes considerably reduces cost of treatment and consequences of mental disorders. The main objectives of the project are based on the Concept of psychiatric care 2008 and complies with the Strategy for the reform of psychiatric care 2013.

The newly created system offering this complex therapy will help about 750 patients annually. The contribution for the people with mental disorders will primarily be: prevention of relapses; motivation to get involved in leisure-time physical activity; gaining self-confidence and independence, development of learned motion stereotypes; achieving independence in home settings; recommendations for suitable work or study integration programmes; achieving and maintaining the largest possible degree of integration into a natural social or work environment; meaningful use of time, planning of daily and weekly activities; independent search of activities, information, contacts and help in broader social environment; achieving independence and self-reliability in normal life within actual possibilities; improving study skills; integration into society and normal communities, extending possibilities of cooperation between the staff and family members.

In the education part of the project we plan to support education about 100 people from the ranks of professional carers looking after the mentally ill patients. These professionals will have the opportunity to increase their qualification, professional standards and empathy, which is key for building confidence and cooperation between the patients and the staff.

The fundamental base of the project is to improve the current standard of care in the area of psychiatric care. Implementation of this project will result in building a new complex therapy care system for patients with mental disorders.

 

Approved grant

approximately 297 763 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 14th January 2015, End date: 30th June 2016