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Compensation Assessments

CompAssesmentAccessing benefits such as extended sick leave, compensation for injuries on duty or occupational diseases and other insurance benefits frequently demands a comprehensive medical assessment among other requirements. This is not a straight forward process and a knowledgeable partner is frequently necessary to navigate the path to these benefits.

Our multidisciplinary team is well equipped to help both employers or individuals make sense of the clinical requirements needed to complete the application process, including functionality assessments where applicable.

Please contact us to register your interest in this service or to get further information.


Health Education and Training

Nurses learning about the human body in a training program

  • Community Health Worker Programs
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Nurse education
  • Health Professional training programs (Have accredited programs for doctors, nurses and psychologists accredited by Health Professional Council of South Africa and other  relevant bodies)

Please contact us to register your interest in any of these services or to get further information.

 


Mental Health First Aid

MentalHealthfirstaidPostFirst aid is the help given to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training program that enables a person to give help to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

Who should attend?

Mental Health First Aid is a training program for any members of the public who are interested to learn about mental health. It is particularly relevant for those who are likely to come into contact with those at risk of mental health problems such as police officers, prison officers, high school teachers, youth workers, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, lawyers, dieticians, security officers, rehabilitation counselors, managers…Mental Health First Aid is not a therapy or support group, and it will not make you a counselor, psychologist, or healthcare worker.

Contents

A.Introduction to mental health first aid in South Africa: mental health in South Africa; common mental health illnesses and the five step action plan for mental health first aid:

  • Approach the person, assess, and assist with any crisis
  • Listening non-judgmentally
  • Giving reassurance and information
  • Encouraging person to get appropriate professional help
  • Encouraging self-help strategies

B.First aid for developing mental health problems: Depression; Anxiety; Psychosis; Substance Use Disorder. Topics addressed are: definition, symptoms, causes, resources and five step action plan.

C.First Aid for Mental Health Crisis: crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts, non suicidal self injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, acute pshycosis and aggressive behavior

The training program can be carried-out as six separate modules (3h per module) delivered at a time and frequency that suits your needs or as a two days training program (8h. per day, 16h. in total). It is also possible to deliver single modules.

2019 training dates (Gauteng)

  • February: 12th & 13th and 27th & 28th.
  • March: 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th.
  • April: 10th & 11th and 24th & 25th.
  • May: 8th & 9th and 22nd & 23rd.
  • June: 5th & 6th and 19th & 20th.

Cost

The course can be delivered over two days or each module can be delivered on its own over duration of 2,5 hours.

Modules Covered 2 Days unit cost (Outside work venue & food) Cost per module  Cost in-house /Workplace
Introduction to Mental Health   R 1200.00 R 1050
Depression   R 1000.00 R 750.00
Anxiety Disorders   R 1000.00 R750.00
Psychosis   R 1000.00 R750.00
Substance Use Disorder   R 1000.00 R750.00
Crisis First Aid   R 1000.00 R750.00
  R5 850 (excl Vat) R   6 200 (excl VAT) R 4800.00 (excl VAT)

 

Instructor training program

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program may be delivered by instructors who work independently from the MHFA Program, and which are either working for another organisation or running their own business.

A 5 day instructor training program accredits suitable candidates to conduct the MHFA training program in their communities or workplaces. Most participants choose to become instructors because it is relevant for their job or because they have someone close who is affected by a mental health problem.

 

To register your interest in this program or get further information please contact us directly.


Wellness Services

This is a behavioral modification intervention aimed at promoting healthy living through promotion of optimum eating habits and physical activity levels. It is tailored to each individual and can be delivered as part of a group based wellness program whereby our dietician or nutritionist, bio kinetics or exercise expert and counselors are utilised.

We offer the following integrated solution:

  • Nutrition education
  • Weight management
  • Fitness and physical activity promotion
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Lifestyle disease management
  • Health risk assessments

These programs are based on cognitive and behavioral modification models. They are tailor-made for every individual with continuous general support in the form of workshops, print, online and fixed and mobile telephone based contact including text messaging.

ArBerriesticle PDF Downloads:
Diabetes Mellitis Fact Sheet
Diabetes Diet
Hypercholesterolemia Diet
Hypertension Diet
Overweight Diet

 

Please contact us to register your interest in any of these services or to get further information.

 


Monitoring and Evaluation

This is a research driven service that aims to track implementation progress, impact assessment, process evaluation, outcomes evaluation and economic evaluations of health policies and interventions. Focusing on vital aspects such as:
Methods and data gathering and analytical tools
Quality management system
Intervention risk management
Key performance indicators
Target and objective realisation
Budget and financial control
Impact assessment
Process effectiveness
Economic evaluations (Cost effectiveness analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Cost
Utility Assessment and Return on Investment assessments)

Please contact us to register your interest in any of these services or to get further information.