What is inpatient residential treatment?
Inpatient treatment at Priory consists of patients staying at one of our hospital sites on a residential basis for a certain length of time, to undergo intensive treatment for their mental health challenges. We offer inpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a variety of addictions as part of our exceptional Addiction Treatment Programmes (available for adults only), as well as eating disorders, when more intensive treatment is required.
Inpatient treatment is highly effective in treating a wide range of mental health challenges as it provides you with much-needed structure, as well as the opportunity to spend time away from your everyday living situation in order to remove any negative influences that might be contributing to your mental health problems.
At Priory, we understand that at first, residential treatment can seem to be an overwhelming and daunting prospect. However, this form of treatment provides you with the time, care and attention that you need to fully address your mental health concerns, tackle any underlying problems or triggers, improve your quality of life, and make a strong and lasting recovery.
Bespoke inpatient treatment at Priory
The type and combination of therapy formats and techniques that you will undergo during inpatient treatment are completely personalised according to your unique condition and requirements. Therapy formats may consist of one-to-one therapy, group therapy, or family/couples therapy, depending on which is deemed as being the most appropriate for you. We are also able to offer a broad variety of established therapy types during inpatient treatment, including the widely-used cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), which can be tailored to your individual needs and delivered in multiple formats. We also offer access to a range of wellbeing activities as part of our inpatient treatment programmes, including yoga, meditation and exercise classes, which allow you to not only focus on your mental health, but also spend time on your mind, body and spirit, during your stay with us.
During inpatient treatment, we provide 24-hour expert support, ensuring that you receive ongoing monitoring and review for your condition. As well as being supported by our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists during inpatient treatment, we also offer round-the-clock mental health nursing care as well as on-site GPs, in order to ensure that you also receive support for any physical health needs during your stay with us.
Hospital environments that are well-suited to recovery
At Priory, we believe that the environment in which treatment takes place is just as important as the treatment programme itself for facilitating healing and recovery.
Our hospitals are set within beautiful and attractive buildings, and many come complete with extensive, private grounds in which our patients can relax and unwind. During inpatient treatment at Priory, you will stay in a comfortable and beautifully decorated bedroom, complete with modern en-suite facilities, and will also benefit from spacious, peaceful and welcoming living areas, providing a tranquil space for you to enjoy relaxing leisure time.
Excellent diet and nutrition are an important part of our treatment philosophy at Priory, and each of our hospitals deliver high quality on-site catering, with dishes that are healthy, nutritious, and tailored to suit your unique dietary requirements.
Flexible treatment pathways at Priory
Patients are able to undertake comprehensive inpatient treatment at Priory, before taking a step-down in treatment intensity to our day care programmes or outpatient treatment programmes, if this is deemed as being the best next step for you. Alternatively, inpatient treatment may be used as a step-up in treatment intensity from our day care and outpatient treatment options, if it transpires that more intensive support is required for your mental health concerns.
Despite the treatment pathway that you take at Priory, your treatment and recovery journey will be completely personalised according to your individual needs, and your progress will be constantly monitored and reviewed by your allocated team of specialists, as part of your bespoke programme of care.