We boast of being the only centre in West Africa to have the Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the brain Machine RTMS. The RTMS originally licensed in the treatment of depression has now found successes in its use in treatment of addiction.
The Mustard Bookclub is a book discussion group where readers come together and talk about a common book and reading experience, sharing ideas and thoughts around the book being read by the members, and also bound by a set of rules, meeting timings and location. It is mainly focused on themes that involve Addiction treatment, Psychological/ Mental Well-being.
This Bookclub is a form of reading therapy aimed at helping individuals Share Ideas, Learn from other people's experiences and perspectives, enhance Critical thinking, promote discussion and team building skills, Widen cognitive scope, Enhance self-awareness, Promote social well-being, Aid recovery and smooth transition into a sober experience, to help cultivate a reading culture, to build a supportive community of addiction and psychological health awareness and treatment, and to take people on a journey of enlightenment.
According to David Carr, Reading is a form of therapy because there is always something more, something deeper, going on when one reads, by engaging in comparison between the chosen work and anticipated experience, being aware of a mindful social world by sharing cognition with others.
"Only a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only once."- George R. R Martin
A reading mind, is a healed soul.
The women's mental health pathway specifically meets the needs of women, many of whom have a comorbid diagnosis; providing a safe place for rehabilitation and recovery. We support recovery from trauma and abuse or domestic violence and help women to maintain their diverse roles as carers, mothers and partners. We recognise the importance of maintaining social networks and looking after physical and reproductive health, especially during pregnancy. Some our facilities are able to support treatment of pregnant women with mental illnesses and those who have given birth have become unwell and need be managed in the same unit with their babies. This is our mother and baby services.
We have families with loved ones who have learning disabilities and sometimes struggle to see services that will cater to the specialised needs of their family members. At Synapse we recognise the gaps and our team is working hard to build up a service. We are now providing a specialist pathway that includes specialist assessment and management for personality disorder and more complex neuro-developmental disorders. This is available at our mainland branch.