Psychiatric centre for children to open in Beausoleil this September 

Monaco and France have announced the upcoming opening of a new psychiatric centre in Beausoleil that will welcome children and adolescents, including those who suffer with disorders requiring more full-time care.  

As many of one in five teenagers suffer from mental health issues, according to the UK’s Mental Health Foundation, and it is believed that 50% of long-term mental health problems develop by the age of 14.  

Given these numbers and the seriousness of the subject, Monaco and France have teamed up to build a new paediatric psychiatric centre in Beausoleil that will begin welcoming outpatients this autumn. 


The announcement by Monaco’s Minister of State Pierre Dartout and François Braun, the French Minister for Health and Prevention, was made on 23rd June in the Principality and followed the official signing of an administrative arrangement to formalise the agreement.  

This centre has been five years in the making, with the original idea floated in October 2018 by a partnership involving the Monegasque Department of Social Affairs and Health, the PACA Regional Health Agency and the Lenval Foundation. 

Since then, a 650m2 property in Beausoleil has been secured and the future centre co-financed by the involved parties.  


The centre will offer outpatient services for children up to the age of 18 as well as help for young people who have psychological conditions that prevent them from participating in the usual everyday activities of their peers, such as attending school full-time.  

For these specific cases, accommodation for up to 35 patients will be offered, with 17 spaces reserved for children living in or going to school in the Principality, and the remainder going to those from the eastern Alpes-Maritimes.  


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