5 Day Intensive Adult Programme

We are a group of independent and innovative mental health specialists who have worked together across a variety of public and private sector mental health services.

From our extensive experience we have developed a picture of service excellence that we would like to offer clients who are suffering from a variety of psychiatric conditions, namely mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma and personality related disturbances.

Treatment In Life

We offer the containment and intensive support that has previously been limited to inpatient admissions, but in a 5 Day Hospital Programme. The Day Clinic is a registered Psychiatric Day Hospital which is covered under Medical Aid Hospital Plans. In addition to increasing the accessibility of treatment, this also allows for treatment to be directly applied to the day to day difficulties that clients face.

We strongly believe that at a time of acute psychiatric or psychological distress, clients should have a meaningful choice in the type of treatment they pursue. In some situations, an extended overnight stay is not a possible or desirable option for individuals or their families. Now there is a choice.

Day Patient Services

  • The intensive 5 Day Clinic Programme is appropriate for clients who require more intensive treatment and do not require overnight psychiatric hospitalisation.
  • It is also suited to clients discharged from an inpatient psychiatric admission to provide further treatment and support.
  • The Day Clinic is a registered Psychiatric Day Hospital and as such, most Medical Aid schemes will assist with admission.
  • The Programme at The Day Clinic runs from Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00.

The Programme is the result of the collaboration of experienced clinicians, including Specialist Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Dieticians.

The Programme is informed by internationally evidence based treatments. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) addresses impairments in emotional self-regulation, and the development of effective practical day-to-day coping skills. In addition, Mentalization Based Therapies (MBT) address difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and Psycho- education Groups emphasise the importance of medical compliance, nutritional, and physical well-being.

It is a small group treatment, plus individual consultations with a Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Occupational Therapist

Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8h00-8h308h00-8h458h00-8h458h00-8h458h00-8h45
Welcome & orientation
Latoya, Julia, Jowhara,Nurse
Patient Check-in
Nursing
Patient Check-in
Nursing
Patient Check-in
Nursing
Patient Check-in
Nursing
8h30-11h009h00-11H009h00-11H009h00-11H009h00-11H00

50-60min Individual MDT assessments
Nurse check in & admin
Psychomentric scales DBT/DERS/DES
Psychiatry admission consult
Dr Chundra & OHC Psychiatrists
Psychology Assessments
Julia Halstead-Cleak & Darryn Costello
OT -Psych Functional Capacity Evaluator
Natassha Annandale & Michelle Leresche

Social Work Group 1
Andrea Sacks
Resilience
Natassha Annandale
Sensory integration
Social Work Group 2
Andrea Sacks
Resilience
OT Group 2
Natassha Annandale
Sensory integration
11h00-11h3011h00-11h3011h00-11h3011h00-11h3011h00-11h30
Tea break
Nursing
Tea break
Nursing
Tea break
Nursing
Tea break
Nursing
Tea break
Nursing
11h30-13h0011h30-12h4011h30-13h0011h30-12h4011h30-13h00
Individual Patient Rotations ContinuePsychiatry Group 1
Dr Carina Marsay
Physiology of Distress
OT Individual & feedbacks
Natassha Annandale & Michelle Leresche
Individual-Psychiatry Check-ins 30minutes
Individual-Psychiatry Check-ins 30minutes
Psychiatry Group 2
Dr Jow'hara Chundra
Emotion Regulation & Medication
Psychiatry Group 5
Richard Middleton
Emotion Regulation & Self Esteem
13h00-14h0013h00-14h0013h00-14h0013h00-14h0013h00-14h00
Lunch for patients
Nursing

Ward Round & Lunch for MDT
Staff Lounge
Dietician Group 1
Retha Harmse
Mindful eating & lifestyle
Lunch for patients
Dietician Group 2
Retha Harmse
Gut Health & Emotional Eating
Lunch for patients

MDT Ward Round
Staff Lounge
Dietician Group 3
Retha Harmse
Gut Health & Emotional Eating
Lunch for patients
Dietician Group 4
Retha Harmse
Mindful eating & lifestyle
Lunch for patients

Ward Round & Lunch for MDT
Staff Lounge
14h00-15h3014h00-15h3014h00-15h3014h00-15h3014h00-15h30
Psychology Group 1
Julia Halstead-Cleak
Introduction to DBT Principles
Psychology Group 2
Richard Middleton
Emotion Regulation & Mood Swings
Psychology Group 3
Richard Middleton
Emotion Regulation & Impulsivity
Psychology Group 4
Julia Halstead-Cleak
Emotion Regulation & Relationships
Psychiatrists Patient Discharge
Dr Jow'hara Chundra & OHC Psychiatrists
15h30-16h0015h30-16h0015h30-16h0015h30-16h0015h30-16h00
Patient Check-out
Nursing
Patient Check-out
Nursing
Patient Check-out
Nursing
Patient Check-out
Nursing
Patient Check-out
Nursing
Psychometric scales post treatment