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Royaume-Uni : Des maisons de rétablissement pour éviter une hospitalisation psychiatrique

le 28 mars 2016

[BuzzFeed] Recovery houses take pressure off psychiatric wards and allow patients a more meaningful recovery, but precarious funding could threaten their future.

A recovery house acts a stepping stone for “not actively suicidal” mental health patients who no longer need to be on a hospital’s psychiatric ward but are not considered ready to return to their homes. Round-the-clock access to therapeutic support and psychiatric services is available, but residents live independently – cooking their own food, maintaining their own rooms, and, most important, coming and going as they please.

Social workers are also on hand to provide assistance to the many residents who find themselves homeless or unemployed as a result of being unwell. It is hoped that spending time in this halfway house will allow a more meaningful recovery that will prevent a patient from relapsing and returning to hospital later on.

Source BuzzFeed