How do I help Someone?

If you know of someone who would benefit from admission for a mental illness, stress or substance abuse related problem, and they are willing to be admitted.

Contact Us

I need to help someone!

If the person is a danger to himself or others, please get the person to an emergency room, either state or private (if the patient has a medical aid).
If the patient is non-cooperative or dangerous, please call the police to assist.
If a patient has taken an overdose and are non-responsive, please call an ambulance immediately.
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AT MONDIA HEALTH WE BELIEVE THAT WORKING IN TEAMS PROVIDE THE BEST OUTCOMES.

THE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE INVOLVED IN,
AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELL-BEING ARE:

Each one plays a vital role in your journey to wellness

PSYCHIATRIST

  • Responsible for admitting you into the facility and diagnosing appropriately
  • Evaluate, prescribe, monitor and adjust medication
  • Needs information about your day, behaviour, effects of medication, etc. to provide best possible treatment
  • Refer to relevant other professionals and services that needs to assist you

NURSING

  • Assist you to get ready in morning (awake, dressed, giving medication and monitoring) to participate in the therapy program
  • Welcome you back to ward in afternoon and provide a supportive ear, assist with assignments – give feedback to rest of team if any challenges or breakthroughs are identified
  • Provides Continuity/Stability
  • Advocate for you
  • Continuously observe effects of medication, social behaviour, etc. that needs to be fed back to the rest of the team

PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Perform in-depth assessments to determine challenges and treatment goals
  • Discuss your progress in treatment with other team members or with your relevant family members
  • Teach coping skills, educate you and your family members about specific mental health disorders
  • Provide specialised individual therapy as well as group therapy sessions
  • Follow-up consultations after discharge to guide and assist with the implementation of the in-hospital interventions in the outside world

THERAPY (OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & SOCIAL WORKERS)

  • Assess to determine level of functioning and needs that must be addressed
  • Coach skills, interact and guide to obtain necessary skills
  • Support and facilitate engagement and sharing in groups
  • Assist with dealing with family, relationship or work-related challenges
  • Need to provide feedback to rest of team about behaviour during day/group sessions so that treatment can be adjusted accordingly

YOU

  • Need to make the choice to actively engage and participate
  • Be open to take a step back and re-evaluate life, challenges, habits so that necessary changes can be made and skills obtained
  • Take responsibility for process and managing life after discharge

A big part of your day will be to participate in the therapy group program.

Group therapy has proven to be an effective form of therapy and may be more effective than individual
therapy in some cases, especially when social support and learning about relationships is of key
importance (Yalom, 2005).
A benefit of group therapy is VALIDATION. Being in a group with other people
struggling with similar problems, you will realize that you are not alone in your
struggles.

Some benefits of Group Therapy include, but are not limited to: 

  • Improve self-awareness and knowledge
  • Improve self-esteem, self-confidence and
    self-image.
  • Give and receive feedback and support.
  • Gain insight into your specific style of communication.
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively with others.
  • Become more aware of destructive patterns of behaviour.