What makes it unique?
Every hospital has a team of mental health professional with experts in the field of mental health disorders. All our treatment programmes adopt a multi-disciplinary team approach in a therapeutic milieu, specialising in:
The treatment of psychiatric conditions such as:
- Anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Adjustment disorders
- Psychotic conditions
Available at all our hospitals
Approved by the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development, treatment includes:
- 3-Day detoxification
- 21-Day inpatient treatment (focusing on the physical and emotional aspects of addiction, as well as life skills implementation)
- Free 12-Month aftercare group
- Free support groups for family and friends
- Reintegration in work and family life
- Outpatient treatment
- Admissions allowed by GP’s with a particular interest in addiction
Treatment available at Claro Clinic, Pines Clinic, and West Beach Clinic
#YouthZone Adolescent Programme:
A specialist adolescent service for young people aged 12-18 who require assessment and treatment for a range of complex mental health difﬁculties. Our professional teams work with these young people to build coping skills, conﬁdence, and improve relationships with those who are close to them.
The #Youth Zone-programme provides:
- Special provision for homework sessions
- Free Biodanza classes
- Free parent & child support groups throughout the year
- Modified recreational activities and food menus to attend to adolescents’ needs
Available at Tijger Clinic and Helderberg Clinic
Psychiatry for the Elderly:
Assistance and care of elderly patients with age-related cognitive disorders such as memory loss and dementia. The treatment programme provides:
- Unique individual approach
- Individual orientation rather than group orientation
- A closed unit multi-disciplinary team, assisting placement, curatorship, and family support
- Modified recreational activities and food menus to attend to the elderly’s needs
- Daily GP assessment for medical and physical needs, as prescribed by the psychiatrist
Available at Tyger Valley Clinic
Care and treatment for mothers with postnatal depression and other mental health conditions.
Available at Tijger Clinic
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT):
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can provide fast and notable improvements in severe symptoms of various psychiatric conditions.
ECT is used to treat:
- Severe depression, particularly when accompanied by psychosis, an urge to commit suicide or unwillingness to eat.
- Treatment-resistant depression, a severe depression that doesn’t improve with medications or other treatments.
- Severe manic episodes, a state of intense euphoria, agitation, or hyperactivity that happens as part of bipolar disorder. Other symptoms of manic episodes include impaired decision-making, impulsive or risky behaviour, substance abuse, and psychosis.
- Catatonia, identified by lack of movement, fast or strange movements, loss of speech, and other symptoms. It’s linked to schizophrenia and certain other psychiatric disorders.
- Agitation and aggression in people with dementia, which can be challenging to treat and negatively affect the quality of life.
- ECT may be a good treatment option when medications aren’t permitted, or other forms of therapy haven’t worked.
In some cases ECT is used:
- During pregnancy, when medications can’t be taken because they might harm the developing foetus
- In elderly patients who can’t tolerate medication side effects
- In people who prefer ECT treatments over medication
- When ECT has previously shown to be effective for the patient
Available at Claro Clinic