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Taking care of your mental health - Accra Psychiatric Hospital

The Hospital is responsible for the treatment, welfare, training and rehabilitation of the mentally ill.

The University Of Ghana Medical School has a faculty established in the hospital for undergraduate training in psychiatry and postgraduate training under the West African College of psychiatrists (WACP). The hospital thus has a symbiotic relationship with the medical school.

Nurses from all over the country are affiliated to this hospital for 6-month proficiency training in psychiatry.


Satellite Facilities

  • Kintampo
  • Ankaful
  • Pantang

Bed State

The hospital has the capacity to accommodate 600 patients at any given time. However, this has not been the case as the hospital continues to be over crowded with an increasing population and therefore a growing demand on the limited facilities.


  • The OPD services
  • Clinical Psychology services
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy
  • 24hr Pharmacy. -Check Medicine in Stock
  • Social Work Services
  • Community Psychiatry Nursing
  • Rehab Alcoholicanous (Rehab for Alcohol Abuse)
All Services Provided

Maintaining Sustainable Mental Health at the Workplace

Posted: (14/11/2017)

Maintaining Sustainable Mental Health at the Workplace

The demands of modern life and the global economy dictate that many people are increasingly spending more time at the workplace. Research shows that work is a positive influence on the state of mind but finding oneself in an unfavourable working environment can potentially be challenging to mental health and consequently, productivity. 

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Posted: (03/04/2017)

It will interest you to note that Nine Thousand, five hundred and twenty-three (9,523) cases of mood disorders were recorded in 2016 at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital alone, not to mention the figures from the other psychiatric hospitals, community mental health units, the general hospitals and those who do not report to any of the facilities.

This calls for a concerted effort in improving the quality and access to mental healthcare delivery in the country, and the Accra Psychiatric hospital for that matter. It is in this light that I consider it heart-warming, the commitment from a treasured personality with well-known presence taking up the mantle of Goodwill Ambassador for the hospital.

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Preventing or reducing suicides; a psychiatric nurse’s viewpoint

Posted: (24/03/2017)


Relatives should look out for these warning signs (verbal /non-verbal) from persons contemplating suicide. The person may make comments such as;

“Life is not even worthwhile”. “This world has nothing to offer me” “People are better off without me”



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Posted: (20/08/2015)



The Colonial American Society referred to those suffering from mental illnesses as “lunatics” which interestingly enough was derived from the root word “lunar” meaning, “moon”. Through astrological reasoning it was believed that insanity was caused by a full moon at the time of a baby’s birth or a baby sleeping under the light of a full moon.

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