Hospital de la Santa Creu and Sant Pau.


The prevalence of mental disorder keeps rising, provoking important effects on people’s health and severe consequences in a socio-economic level.
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On Monday, debate; on Wednesday, a 2.0 discussion with tales; on Thursday, cineforum and on Friday sport and nutritional advices. These are the activities that the mental health crises staff realise at Sant Pau’s Hospital. A garden has also been installed in one of the hospital backyards.

Nurses aim to make more profitable the hospital stay for mental health patients in order to promote their self-knowledge and do so in an enriching way. For example, the debates analyse a wide variety of issues with two different nurses as moderators and gather mental health patients that stay in the hospital for 21 days on average or even three months.

There has been a quick and positive impact of this initiative: in less than a year, the needs of binding patients to the bed due to crisis have been reduced from 14 to 10%.