I’m impressed with the amount of groups that our psych hospital runs for patients

so i’ve been so impressed with the amount of groups that are run in our psych hospital. there are at least a couple on every day. they run a relaxation group each afternoon, they put a cd on and it guides you through a relaxation exercise for about 20 minutes. Yesterday I went to a guided meditation group, which was kind of similar. They also had mindfulness yesterday, where they did coloring in adult coloring books. Right now they have a music therapist coming in and they are composing a song and going to record it. I havent gone to that workshop yet but this week I probably will. They run a womens group, where women can go get their nails and make up done, and just do general girly things. There are activities like bingo, quizzes, games afternoons all run by the OT’S. Sometimes the OT’s take a group of patients out for a walk and a coffee. There is an inpatient peer support group which I went to this week and which I found to be really good. Sometimes at different times other groups will be run, like distress tolerance, staying well when you leave hospital, different psychology related groups too. There is also AA meetings and a weekly community meeting, and narcotics anonymous meetings for patients.
Overall I think our hospital does a fantastic job of providing good groups for patients to engage in while they are an in patient.

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Author: Carol anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

6 thoughts on “I’m impressed with the amount of groups that our psych hospital runs for patients”

  1. That sounds great! I remember the hospital I was in had a lot of great peer support groups. They had this class about how to be assertive in speech and how to deselect abusive speech toward you via assertiveness and it really helped me out a lot. I also remember the arts and crafts class we did that really helped too. I was at OSU Harding Hospital psychiatric ward in Columbus Ohio. When a hospital has great resources for a patient it really helps with healing. Glad you had all this where you were.

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