World class mental health treatment and help at Priory
Mental health is unique to us all; it doesn’t discriminate, and we can all develop problems at different points in our lives. However, the good news is that you don’t have to struggle with a mental health problem. At Priory, we can provide specialist mental health treatment – the most important step is to seek help.
It’s normal for all of us to feel worried, sad, upset, or have difficult emotions from time-to-time. For most people though, these feelings are only temporary and are resolved without causing any long-term problems. However, for some people, these negative feelings can become worse over time and lead to a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, stress or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
COVID-19: Customer Update
To protect both patients and staff, we are not currently offering face-to-face therapy on an outpatient or day care basis at our Hospitals or Wellbeing Centres. Assessments and therapy can still be accessed remotely via our Priory Connect video service and through Skype.
Inpatient services are still available across our network of private healthcare hospitals, with flexible options for pre-admission assessments being offered.
You don’t have to suffer in silence – get help today for your mental health problems
A mental health condition is a disorder that has a negative impact on your thoughts, mood, behaviour and your overall wellbeing.
Mental health disorders are very common:
- 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year
- 1 in 6 people experience one of the more common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or stress
It’s important to understand that mental health disorders are treatable and it’s possible for you to make a full recovery. At Priory, we can provide the best mental health treatment available, helping you get back on track.
For more information on the process for entering treatment with us, please click here.
Mental health treatment at Priory
Our team at Priory is made up of trained psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other mental health professionals. Many of our specialists are published experts in the field of mental health treatment. Also, our national network of mental health hospitals and wellbeing centres, mean that we are able to provide quality mental health treatment in a location that’s convenient for you.
Mental health treatment at Priory is flexible and personalised. This means you can receive the best treatment with the best possible chances of success. We offer:
- A range of mental health treatment programmes, including:
- Outpatient mental health treatment – during outpatient treatment, you’ll come to one of our sites on a weekly basis, to receive therapy for your mental health condition. Outpatient therapy sessions usually last for 1 hour
- Day care programmes – during day care, you will come to one of our sites for a certain number of days each week, for mental health treatment and therapy
- Inpatient (residential) treatment programmes – if you come to us for inpatient treatment, you will stay at one of our mental health hospitals on a residential basis, for a certain length of time. While you’re with us, you’ll receive round-the-clock care and intensive therapy for your mental health concern
- Therapy delivered in a number of different formats including:
- 1:1 therapy – this takes place on an individual basis between you and an experienced mental health treatment expert
- Group therapy – group therapy takes place with a group of patients who may be going through similar issues to you, or who have a similar mental health diagnosis
- Family therapy – family therapy takes place with your family or loved ones. It helps everyone develop an understanding of what you’re going through and learn how you can support each other better in the future
- Couples therapy – this takes place with your spouse or other half and a mental health therapist. It allows you to communicate better and understand the impact your mental health in having on your relationship
- Tried and tested therapy types including:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – CBT helps you to challenge and change the negative thought patterns that may have caused your mental health condition, or are making it worse
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) – DBT is very similar to CBT but has been specially designed to help people who are going through intense and distressing emotions
- Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) – EMDR uses rapid eye movements to help you process negative thoughts and feelings. It can be used to treat lots of different mental health disorders and is especially useful for PTSD
- Mindfulness – mindfulness helps you to focus on the ‘here and now’, and process difficult emotions without becoming overwhelmed
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) – CAT helps you understand how past life events may have contributed to your current mental health difficulties, and teaches you new ways to cope
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) – ACT helps you accept what’s out of your control and become more flexible in your thinking, which can improve your mental health
- Interpersonal therapy (IPT) – IPT looks at how our relationships with other people may be affecting our mental health
- Emotion focused therapy (EFT) – EFT focuses on your emotions and helps you regulate these better, in order to improve your mental wellbeing
- Compassion focused therapy (CFT) – CFT is useful if you’re very self-critical or have low self-esteem. It helps you to be kinder and more compassionate towards yourself, in order to improve your mental health
- Schema therapy – schema therapy helps you to change deep-rooted, negative beliefs that you hold about yourself and the world (known as schemas), which may be causing your mental health problems or making them worse
For more information on the mental health inpatient and outpatient treatment that we offer at Priory, please view our approach to mental health treatment page. You can also read more about our therapies at Priory by visiting our therapy types page.