University Hospital of Puerto Real It has resumed an activity it started last year with the aim of helping families deal adequately with disruptive behaviors during adolescence and youth; it’s a job mental health literacy,
Is ‘Family School’ is an initiative of mental health unit of the Center in collaboration with the regional delegations of health and consumption, In 2021, in Andalusian child and youth mental health services a 21% increase in care for people under 18 Compared to 2020, more growth than other life stages; This percentage represents a 28% of the total number of people served for mental health problems.
In this sense, to improve the care of families of adolescents and young people with a mental health diagnosis, the Puerto Real Hospital decided to organize an Literacy” and Empowerment To adequately deal with family crises, according to those responsible for this activity. “The presence of problems at these stages of life presupposes a major source of stress where the family is a major preventive agent”, he assures.
activity that is open, continuous and flexible, structured in two hour weekly session, Each family voluntarily participates for a period of time according to the recommendations of the professionals facilitating the activity; Adults may attend with dependents who display disruptive behavior and who wish to do so on the proposal of the clinical team.
With a methodology that combines participatory learning strategies, a philosophy of mutual aid and group dynamics, the activity is composed of two blocks, one on educational styles and the other on mental health literacy. They cover topics such as: life cycle and family crisisFamily skills in crisis resolution, communication and conflict resolution, psychological first aid (Do’s and Don’ts in times of crisis), emotional well-being and early detection of mental health problems.
Addressing the increased need from the pandemic
In this way, both the Puerto Real Hospital and the delegation respond to a known need, which has seen exacerbated by the pandemic And this improves the quality of treatment provided to these families by mental health services.
address appropriately non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behaviorAccording to professionals, eating disorders, addictive behaviors and other disruptive behaviors “require changes in educational styles that encourage compliance with rules and boundaries and improvements in communication and influence”. In this way, he continues, “families are helped to understand the role of their prevention of mental health problems and in the adequate development of emotional well-being at these stages of life”.
Identifying family developmental process crises, learning to know and access nearby social resources, improving communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as crisis coping skills and learning to identify and deal with mental health crises early They have other goals.
mental health resources
Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs to improve mental health servicesIncrease in the number of clinical psychology professionalsPromote your statistics in primary care, and place a mental health diagnosis for adolescents who require specific resources.
In this sequence of things, the staff of mental health professionals for the care of minors is expected to increase by 27 personnel during 2022 and another 27 are expected to be hired this year, including clinical psychologists and nurses. The autonomous community currently has 26 mental health clinical management units, 156 centers and 2,800 professionals, including 78 community mental health units (USMCs).
in the province of Cadiz 4 units Of the 26 that exist throughout the community: Puerto Real; Puerta del Mar-San Carlos; Gibraltar Region; and Jerez, the Northwest Coast, and the Sierra de Cádiz.
in the matter of puerto real mental health unitThis in turn has 3 Community Mental Health Units (Chicalana, Vejer and Puerto de Santa María), 1 Mental Health Hospitalization Unit, 1 Area Rehabilitation Unit, 1 Child and Youth Mental Health Unit and 1 Community Medicine and a Day Center in Puerto De. Is. Santa Maria.
puerta del mar hospital unit It has 2 Community Mental Health Units (Cádiz and San Fernando) and 1 Child and Youth Mental Health Unit, as well as a Day Center in San Fernando.
In it plain of gibraltar There are 2 Community Mental Health Units (Algeciras and La Linea de la Concepcion), 1 Hospitalization Unit, 1 Child and Youth Mental Health Unit and 1 Day Hospital.
and finally, in Sanitation Zone of Jerez, Northwest Coast and Sierra de Cádiz Jerez has 3 Community Mental Health Units (Villamartin, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez), 1 Hospitalization Unit, 1 Child and Youth Mental Health Unit, 1 Clinical Community and 1 Day Center. The total number of professionals of all these equipment in the province is 400.