Life Glynnview is a dedicated mental healthcare facility specialising in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including substance dependence or other addictions that are associated with these disorders.
Our treatment programmes, facilitated by our interdisciplinary team, have been developed to achieve optimal outcomes through the short term treatment of mental healthcare users in a tranquil and therapeutic environment conducive to their recovery.
Monitoring our users' views on all aspects of our service keeps us up to date with their needs and enable us to provide them with the best possible service at all times.
The modern 80 bed Life Glynnview facility has been specifically designed and decorated to foster a sense of peace and tranquility to assist users in their recovery.
The facility houses the following:
Persons who voluntarily seek professional healthcare assistance for psychiatric disorders or addiction need to consult with one of the admitting psychiatrists at Life Glynnview. The psychiatrist will determine whether admission is necessary and, if so, facilitate the admission process.
For situations where a family member, spouse or caregiver believes that a person needs to be admitted, but the person is not able or willing to consent – there is a special admission procedure that needs to be followed. For more information and the processes relating to this type of admission, please contact one of the Life Glynnview admitting psychiatrists – please see their details below under supporting psychiatrists. For after hour emergency situations, Life The Glynnwood’s 24 hour trauma and emergency unit should be approached for assistance (tel. 011 421 0911). The unit is situated across the road from Life Glynnview.
Our interdisciplinary team
Our interdisciplinary team of medical, therapy and nursing professionals involved in the treatment and care of users of the mental health services offered at Life Glynnview, is reflective of our holistic approach to mental healthcare. Working closely together, the aim of the team is to achieve optimal outcomes for users. The composition of the interdisciplinary team is tailored to the needs of each specific user.
The team includes the following healthcare professionals:
Treatment programmes for psychiatric disorders
Treatment programmes for psychiatric disorders are based on cognitive-behavioural principles, and are designed to provide comprehensive and holistic treatment in order to facilitate recovery in people affected by:
The primary objective is to mobilise internal and external resources in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of mental health – thereby helping the user to reach an optimal level of functioning as a valued person.
Based on an assessment of the individual user, specific therapeutic modalities which will be beneficial to that specific user are selected. Other concomitant medical and psychiatric conditions are also attended to. Treatment regimes, supported by 24 hour specialised nursing care, can include any of the following:
Addiction treatment programme
Our mental healthcare programmes also include a treatment programme to assist users whose functioning has become further impaired either as a result of their dependency on psychoactive substances or any other addiction associated with their mental disorder.
This intervention programme is aimed at breaking the cycle of addiction through detoxifying the user whilst implementing an intensive cognitive behavioural psychotherapy programme. The primary goal is to interrupt the cycle of addiction and to foster maintenance of abstinence. This programme, supported by 24 hour specialised nursing care, includes the following:
Our programme strongly focuses on the improvement of the individual’s:
Users will also be assisted to develop realistic life goals and a healthy lifestyle in the absence of substance dependence or other addictive behaviour.
Support after discharge
After discharge, mental healthcare users who have completed their treatment programme whilst in our facility will be supported through a dedicated aftercare support system. This system has been established to assist and monitor users for a period of 12 months. During this time social workers offer individual follow-up and support on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the user’s need. Users are also encouraged and assisted to identify and join appropriate support groups.
For further information on Life Glynnview or admission procedures please contact Vincent Morare at telephone 011 741 5460 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also visit the dedicated facilities page for Life Glynnview listed under hospitals (name search) on the Life Healthcare website for more information.
Supporting healthcare professionals