Belmont Private Hospital's caters to address the psychiatric needs of young adults aged 16 to 21 years. The Hospital's Young Adult programs are based upon a holistic approach tailored to young adult individuals struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, personality, and drug/alcohol use disorders.
You can have a planned admission to Belmont Private Hospital for in-patient assessment and treatment. Admission is typically for 2-3 weeks. The purpose of an in-patient stay could include the following:
Intensive group therapy
As an inpatient, you can attend one of the in-patient group therapy programs which run over two to three weeks. These include:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Enhancing Wellbeing (ACT and Positive Psychology)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Dual Diagnosis for people with drug and alcohol problems alongside their mental health problem
- The Adolescent and Young Adult Program for age 17-21, which includes elements of DBT, CBT and ACT
If your diagnosis is complex and unclear, your psychiatrist can use an in-patient admission as a way to get more information by seeing you frequently over the course of your admission and also drawing on information from the team of nurses, psychologists and other professionals.
An in-patient stay can be a good way to start a new medication or change or come off medications in a supported environment with frequent reviews by your psychiatrist and close monitoring from the nursing team.
While Belmont is not the best place to detox from a major drug or alcohol addiction, part of your treatment might include having a few weeks off your usual drugs, which can help you re-start your life in new direction after discharge from hospital. For example, coming off heavy cannabis use can be very hard, and it can help to do it in hospital with the help of prescription medications.
The main aims of our inpatient programs are, but not limited to;
- To support young adults in better understanding their mental health
- To help young adults understand and manage addictive behaviours
- Create a meaningful life
- Understand the consequences of their long term and short term coping strategies.
- Improve self-esteem by cultivating a sense of self
- Improve daily functioning and quality of life
- Increase skills in regulating emotions and tolerating distress
- To support families and carers with family sessions