White River Manor is open during lockdown in South Africa

White River Manor is a registered essential service provider and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to offer a world class therapetic programme. We have taken every precaution to maintain the integrity of our environment and screen clients both before and on arrival. Our staff too undergo regular testing and screening to ensure the safety of our clients.

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    How technology will help improve mental health treatments for the future

    There are many pioneering mental health treatments in today's current climate, and mental health services have widened the gap on the type of mental health care they offer to clients. It should come as no surprise that technology has improved mental health treatment substantially in the past few years, with many mental health services turning...

    What are the signs of self-sabotage?

    Self-sabotage is a bizarre concept and one that gets written about often, particularly by those in the emotional wellness space.  For example, it's almost impossible nowadays to scroll through social media and not find a Psychology Today article on self-sabotaging. But what exactly is the strange phenomenon, and why do people self-sabotage? Self-sabotaging behavior There...

    How to handle being ghosted

    Getting ghosted is no fun and occurs in many relationships and not just with a romantic partner. People ghost for various reasons, and the impact this can have on the other person is often a detriment to their mental health and emotional well being. What is ghosting? Ghosting is when someone you spend time with,...

    Interventions: do they work?

    Interventions make us think of the proverb, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” An intervention can get your loved one into rehab, but it doesn’t affect the outcome of the treatment itself. Interventions are often a desperate attempt by family members to help a loved one struggling to...

    Are toxic people more fun?

    There are thousands of well-written articles on the internet about toxic people and how to recognize the traits of a toxic person. However, what tends to go under the radar is why some get subconsciously drawn to a toxic individual. Toxic relationship Toxic relationships often get based on one-way transactions between the toxic person and...

    The link between PTSD and addiction

    People living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at risk of developing substance use disorder - addiction - through attempts to use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate debilitating symptoms. Drugs or alcohol are often consumed to numb feelings of fear, anxiety, stress and hopelessness. Physical tolerance to the substances builds dependency and leads to addiction,...

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