Organising an inpatient psychotherapy group
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Organising an inpatient psychotherapy group

Graham Paley Nurse psychotherapist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Amy Danks Occupational therapist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Keeley Edwards Charge nurse, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Catherine Reid Health support worker, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Miriam Fearon Health support worker, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Inga Janmere Health support worker, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Rawse Staff grade psychiatrist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Graham Paley and colleagues explain the benefits of setting up a weekly session to help patients communicate their thoughts

Psychotherapy groups can be established on acute inpatient wards to benefit clients and contribute to staff development. A communication group has been running for more than three and a half years in Leeds and is now part of the weekly routine on the ward. Full support of the ward team and management, and protected time have ensured success and reduced workload pressures.

Mental Health Practice. 16, 7, 10-15. doi: 10.7748/mhp2013.04.16.7.10.e815

Correspondence

grahampaley@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 02 April 2012

Accepted: 20 July 2012