Welcome To The Olive Prime
The day to day demands across the spheres of our existence from family to work, among others can take a toll on what we can bear mentally, and we deserve to seek for and receive help because these daily demands can lead to stressors which can result in a range of problems such as substance abuse and mental illnesses.
At The Olive Prime Psychological services (TOPs), we are aware of the dynamics of being human and we understand that life can go beyond what we can bear, triggering a need to be supported and understood, therefore, we are committed to support service users (which refers to clients or patients) to experience a more realistic, flexible and full recovery, even as it concerns addictions and mental illnesses.
TOPs runs an individual-need-specific day programme where service users are exposed to a variety of therapeutic and psycho-social related groups designed to support, inform and stimulate in order to achieve optimal psychological functioning decked with a flexible pathway towards full recovery by providing hours, days and weeks of structured support.
Our treatment approach is multidisciplinary delivered in a safe and comfortable environment alongside experienced staff and other partner organizations that provide some specialist services, and combines a range of therapy groups including individual therapy, group therapy, 12-step mutual support group, specialized sessions and family therapy. We also offer complementary services like Arts and Craft groups, Recreational therapies, Vocational Support, Drama therapy, Entrepreneurship, and Information and Technology programs.
In developing part of the world where individuals are hesitant to access mental health services coupled with the fear of stigmatization connected with being confined in a mental health centre, which on the long run may affect their self-image, outpatient day services helps to solve this problem.
From a co-production perspective, individuals that have at one point been engaged with mental health services have identified gaps within inpatient services. One of the identified gaps was attributed to the lack of freedom or inhumane treatment in some of the institutions. The non-adherence to after care plan is identified as one of the consequence of this approach.
An advantage of the day care treatment is that pre-relapse signs are picked up and managed before it eventually occurs. Suffice to say of what use is a treatment plan that does not adequately expose patients to their triggers? Maybe with a day rehab the concept of relapse may never surface again as it would be regarded as “slip”, as service users may in the course of the treatment be exposed to probable triggers while treatment is on-going and every slip will be used as part of the treatment framework.
Outpatient service has a whole lot to offer as compared to inpatient care. This is not to say inpatient care is not ideal. It is ideal and in fact is considered one of the best standard levels of care. Nevertheless, considering many other factors as stated above, an intensive outpatient program will to an extent address such issues. However, in some cases inpatient care may be the last resort depending on the duration, frequency, type of substance and motivational level of the individual, and The Olive Prime Psychological services will be more than willing to link up or refer the service users to reputable facilities where they can obtain such services.