Under the surface of shiny new wards, old problems lurk at Athalassa

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By Andria Kades

WITH some fanfare earlier this month, and a visit from President Nicos Anastasiades, two wards at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital in Nicosia were renovated, but the same problems that have plagued the mental health sector for decades are still bubbling under the ‘shiny, new’ surface.

Although the renovation, with more to come, was a start, the problems extend beyond the walls of the facility and permeate everything from an obvious lack of support, the continued stigma attached to mental health within society and several examples...


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Under the surface of shiny new wards, old problems lurk at Athalassa


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