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Emergency Mental Health on Crete

"Agios Charalambos" Mental Health Clinic, Heraklion

Mental wellness lies in the brain, and is influenced by our upbringing, intelligence and genes. Will power cannot guarantee mental wellness. According to international standards, mental health symptoms can be stabilized, improved and relieved with the right diagnosis and the appropriate and complete treatment plan.

Dr Eva Tsapakis,
BSc(Hons), MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych, PhD(London)

A psychopharmacologist and a Consultant Psychiatrist fully trained at the Royal Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals in London, UK, who sub-specialized in psychotic and mood disorders at the International Consortium for Bipolar & Psychotic Disorders Research at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, directs the Clinic, offering state-of-the-art programs for assessment and recovery towards mental wellness.

Who we are

  • We are a team of mental health professionals working as a multi-disciplinary team in the only private mental health in-patient Clinic on the island of Crete.
  • We have been established for over 50 years but our facilities have recently been renovated to 5-star accommodation standards.
  • We are your partner for acute mental health care as we address first episode psychosis, severe mood disorder episodes, alcohol-related problems, behavioural disturbance secondary to prescribed and non-prescribed medications, and behavioural disturbance in seniors.

Our Special Service for Young Adults

is a well-structured program including pharmacotherapy, individual and group psychotherapy, nutritional support and kinesiology as appropriate. It addresses all mental and behavioral problems in the 18 to 25 year-old range.

What we do

  • We deal with mental health emergencies.
  • We cover mental health needs while on your vacation in Greece.
  • Our emergency service includes out-patient assessment, medication review and re-fill prescription, stabilization of acute mental health episodes, planning for re-integration in the community where the patient lives and hand-over of his/her treatment plan initiated in our Clinic to their local mental health team.

How we do it

  • We offer a 24/7 service for you and yours.
  • Our staff is qualified to care for international patients.
  • We offer advice, assistance, pick-up and transfer prior to admission to our Clinic, and we also facilitate the fit-to-fly arrangements, necessary for the patient’s repatriation upon discharge.
  • Our clinical network allows us to reach patients in crisis all around Greece, and to transfer them to us from the most holiday resorts in the country.

Our Special Service for Behavioral Disturbance

in Seniors covers all mental wellness needs in the over 65 years-old. It addresses mental and physical wellness and promotes cognitive enhancement usually with one- to six-week programs. Carers’ education and support is also incorporated in this Service.

Our Special Service for the Addictions and Dual Diagnosis

covers the whole range of drug use and dependence comorbid with mental illness. This program aims for total abstinence and regaining of complete mental wellness. It comprises of four- to six-week long in-patient recovery periods for detoxification and assessment of both mental and physical needs, followed by out-patient and/or day-patient rehabilitation.

We are the only private mental health clinic on the island of Crete to issue fit to fly documents folowing a psychiatric emergency requiring hospitalization.

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