The HPA group has inaugurated a new psychiatric unit entitled BELIEVE at the SIIPEMOR clinic in São Brás de Alportel.
The new unit is located on the first and second floors of the clinic and offers not only basic psychiatric and psychological care but also a series of therapies such as psychoeducation, video therapy, art therapy, dance therapy and even hypnotherapy and group therapy programmes with “original and unique content”.
HPA says in a statement that the unit’s philosophy is that “it is possible to overcome psychological suffering and reach a new state of equilibrium, more conscious and with more resources.”
BELIEVE has 11 beds and is open to adults suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, post-traumatic stress, social phobias, panic or burnout syndrome.
Other issues such as self-injury, addictions and eating disorders are also tackled at the unit.
HPA adds that it invested in this new unit due to the impact that psychiatric issues have on people’s lives, being one of the main causes of morbidity especially in industrialized countries.
As the group explains, the prevalence of psychiatric issues in Portugal is “very high”. Only Northern Ireland is said to register higher levels.