Mental Health Care organisation in Belgium and service use

IRSS Bruxelles Woluwe

Organisation of mental health care for adults in Belgium: advantages, barriers, gaps, and overlaps in the current supply of mental health care services (2017-2018)

Contribution to the study carried out by the KCE on the current organisation of mental health care for adults in Belgium.

Team :
- Vincent Lorant, coordinateur
- Sophie Thunus
- Pablo Nicaise
- Pierre Smith, doctorant
- Carole Walker, doctorante

Funded by: KCE

Partner: LUCAS-KULeuven

Publication :
Mistiaen, P ; Cornelis, P ; Detollenaere, J ; Devriese, S ; Farfan, M.I ; et. al. Organisation of mental health care for adults in Belgium. (2019) 450 pages – http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/221061

► Parcours@bxl : qualitative study of mental-health users' care trajectories in Brussels (2018)

The main aim of this study was to describe the care trajectories and experience of mental health users in Brussels, and to identify organisational aspects that are likely to optimise such trajectories.

Funded by: Observatoire bruxellois de la Santé et du Social – Commission Communautaire Commune de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale

Team :
- Sophie Thunus
- Pablo Nicaise
- Carole Walker, PhD

Publications :
Walker, C ; Nicaise, P ; Thunus, S. Parcours.Bruxelles : Évaluation qualitative du système de la santé mentale et des parcours des usagers dans le cadre de la réforme Psy 107 en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale. (2019) 80 pages – http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213121

C. Walker ; Dr. P. Nicaise ; Pr. S. Thunus. Parcours.Brussel: Kwalitatieve evaluatie van het geestelijke gezondheidssysteem en de zorgtrajecten van gebruikers in het kader van de Psy 107 hervorming in het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. (2019) 80 pages – http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213125

Evaluation of the reform “Towards better mental health care” (Art. 107) (2011-2016)

Processual evaluation of the Belgian reform policy of the organisation and delivery of mental health care with the establishment of service networks (Academic leader : Pr. V. Lorant).

Funded by: Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Security, and Environment.

Partners: IRSS-UCLouvain, LUCAS-KULeuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Key Publications :

Smith, P ; Nicaise, P ; Giacco, D ; Bird, V.J ; Bauer, M. ; Ruggeri, M ; Welbel, M ; Pfennig, A ; Lasalvia, A ; Moskalewicz, J ; Priebe, S ; Lorant, V. Use of psychiatric hospitals and social integration of patients with psychiatric disorders: a prospective cohort study in five European countries. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2020), doi: 10.1007/s00127-020-01881-1

Lorant, V ; Grard, A ; Van Audenhove, C ; Leys, M ; Nicaise, P. Effectiveness of Health and Social Service Networks for Severely Mentally Ill Patients’ Outcomes: A Case–Control Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46 (3), 288-297 (2019)

Dimitri, G ; Giacco, D ; Bauer, M ; Bird, V.J ; Greenberg, L ; Lasalvia, A ; Lorant, V ; Moskalewicz, J ; Nicaise, P ; Priebe, S. Predictors of length of stay in psychiatric inpatient units: Does their effect vary across countries? European Psychiatry, 48 (2), 6-12 (2018)

Lorant, V ; Nazroo, J ; Nicaise, P. Optimal Network for Patients with Severe Mental Illness: A Social Network Analysis. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 44 (6), 877-887 (2017)

Nicaise, P ; Dubois, V ; Lorant, V. Mental health care delivery system reform in Belgium: The challenge of achieving deinstitutionalisation whilst addressing fragmentation of care at the same time. Health Policy, 115 (2-3), 120-127 (2014)

DRUGROOM – Feasibility study of the implementation of Drug Consumption Rooms in Belgium (2018)

Team :
- Pierre Smith
- Pablo Nicaise

Funded by: BELSPO, Politique Scientifique Fédérale 2018
Partner: Universiteit Gent

Publications :
Vander Laenen, F ; Nicaise, P ; Decorte, T ; De Maeyer, J ; De Ruyver, B ; Smith, P ; Van Puyenbroeck, L ; Favril, L. Feasibility study on drug consumption rooms in Belgium - Étude de faisabilité de salles de consommation à moindre risque en Belgique. (2018) 259 pages

FOR-CARE – Realist evaluation of care trajectories and settings for patients under the internment regime in Belgium (2015-2019)

Realist evaluation of the Belgian policy reform programme for mentally disordered offenders not criminally responsible (internment regime)

Team :
Vincent Lorant, leader
Pablo Nicaise, coordinator

Funded by: Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Security, and Environment
Team: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, IRSS-UCLouvain, Universiteit Gent, Université de Liège