We care about mental health.
Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave, impacting how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
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Caring About Mental Health
Mental health is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
Biological factors include anything physical, such as genetics and brain chemistry.
Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse.
Family history of mental health problems.
Lifestyle choices, such as diet, physical activity, and substance use.
If you are experiencing mental health problems, it could affect your thinking, mood, and behaviour.
Mental health disorders are common; 1 in 3 South Africans will be diagnosed with one at some time in their life. If you think that you may have a mental health problem, help is available. People with mental disorders can get better, and many of them recover entirely through talk therapy and medicines.
Mental health is essential because it can help you to
Cope with the stresses of daily life.
Be physically healthy.
Improve your relationships.
Realise your full potential.
Caring About Mental Health
Mental Health concerns us all. If you or a family member need support to help you through times of mental distress, our specialists can help.
Our multidisciplinary specialist team, experts in the field of mental health, provide compassionate care to provide patients with the help and reassurance needed on their road to recovery.
Our Team Approach
Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) consists of a psychiatrist and psychologist. The two professions have different areas of expertise. When necessary, they combine their skill sets to tackle complex and challenging mental health conditions. They meet regularly to discuss and collaborate on patient cases so that each patient has a care plan best suited to their individual needs.
Members of the Multidisciplinary Team
Both psychiatrists and psychologists are mental health professionals trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental health conditions. However, the differences in background and training translate into different approaches to mental health care.
Psychiatrist – Perform assessments, provide talking therapies, prescribe medication, and investigate possible physical illnesses that may impact mental well-being.
Psychologist – Provide specialised talking therapies, perform in-depth evaluations of aspects of brain functioning and behaviour.
A Personalised Approach to Treatment
Our specialist team work together to ensure that our patients receive individualised and tailored mental health treatment plans from the most appropriate specialists for their needs.
Our relationship with nearby Crescent Clinic also means that we can facilitate a smooth transition to inpatient treatment if required.
A personalised approach to treatment results in the best outcomes, allowing patients to overcome mental health challenges, improve their well-being and take steps towards a positive way of life.