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Mental health

“Mediclinic Denmar Mental Health Services changed my life”

Kabelo Chabalala explains how seeking help with his mental health turned out to be a positive and life-altering decision.

Healthy Life

Take care of your mental health

Untreated depression can lead to a poor quality of life and increases your risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

Healthy Life

How meditation benefits your mental health and physical health [INFOGRAPHIC]

Regular practice of meditation can help with symptoms of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, while promoting healthy sleep and positive self-image.

Covid-19

COVID-19 and PTSD

Experts say the number of people experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is rising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Life

What is cognitive behavioural therapy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
Healthy Life

How to manage your mental health in tough times

Everyone has faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic – whether financial, physical or mental. Two psychologists share advice on how to maintain your emotional wellbeing in tough times.

Healthy Life

Do I need therapy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

You need not struggle alone – professional help is at hand to help you identify and deal with negative feelings and behaviours.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
Covid-19

Social isolation and your mental health

Loneliness is linked to a number of negative health outcomes. Here’s how to counteract the downsides of staying physically distant from loved ones during the pandemic.

Children (1 to 12 years)

How to manage your child’s COVID-19 anxiety

Children may struggle to communicate how they feel during an ongoing health crisis. Here’s how to recognise signs that they’re anxious and best support them.

Covid-19

Expand your mind during lockdown

Isolation in lockdown needn’t mean brain-freeze. Use this downtime to learn a new skill – or to visit a destination remotely.

Cancer

‘We focus on hope’

Cancercare oncology social worker Emerentia Esterhuyse explains her role in a cancer patient’s journey.

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