Inpatient care and psychosis and schizophrenia

Some evidence – there is enough evidence to indicate that this can be a helpful treatment option.

In some circumstances you may need to stay in hospital. Exactly where you stay will usually depend on your symptoms, your age and the kind of care you need. If you’re offered inpatient care, this should be somewhere that your parents or carers can visit often. Your professional should discuss all these things with you when talking with you about inpatient care.

Your professional should give you clear information (and talk this through with you) about the inpatient care you would receive. This includes information about:

  • the hospital
  • the ward where you would be staying
  • the treatments you could be offered
  • visiting arrangements

Your professional should also give you plenty of time to ask questions and talk about any concerns.

Inpatient wards for children and young people often have websites and written information packs so you and your parents or carers should have a chance to look through these before you are admitted. Inpatients wards for people aged under 18 usually offer education and a range of other activities, and as soon as you are able to you should be able to join these.

You should be supported when you leave inpatient care to help you adjust. Your professional should also help you to plan for recovery and your care in the future.

You can find more information about inpatient care here.

Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.

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