Prince Albert and Princess Charlene tour new children’s mental health facility

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene have officially toured a new joint venture in Beausoleil that provides specialised care and support for children’s mental health needs.

During the recent visit, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, along with several dignitaries including Christophe Robino, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Gérard Spinelli, Mayor of Beausoleil, inaugurated the Franco-Monegasque Day Care Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Beausoleil.

The initiative aims to create a safe and therapeutic environment where children can receive tailored care and support from experts, underscoring the commitment to working alongside families to address the needs of children requiring specialised care.

According to Statista, in 2020, over 204,900 people were treated for childhood-onset psychiatric disorders in France, with 117,900 patients, the highest prevalence for such disorders, found within the age group 0 to 14-years-old.

The 650 m² facility, located at 46 Avenue du Professeur Langevin, has undergone extensive renovations to provide comprehensive outpatient day care for children and adolescents suffering from severe autism spectrum, developmental, and personality disorders, up to the age of 18.

During the visit, the Princely couple had the opportunity to meet with the centre’s staff and learn about its operations. The facility offers multidisciplinary care aimed at providing a comprehensive assessment of each child’s needs.

With a capacity of 35 places, including 17 reserved for children from Monaco, the centre will cater to children residing or attending school in the Principality who have been referred by a child psychiatrist from the Centre Plati de Monaco.

Christophe Robino highlighted the collaborative efforts between the Prince’s Government, the French Republic, the Municipality of Beausoleil, and the Lenval Foundation in establishing the day hospital, emphasising the commitment to the well-being and development of each child. “The aim is to work alongside families to offer holistic and sustainable local support to these children who need it,” said Robino.


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