Veda Rehab and Wellness: Blending the Best in Mental Health and Luxury to Empower the Mind

Dr. Brock Chisholm,   Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Dr. Brock Chisholm

Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Mental health is a concern worldwide and India is not far behind in sharing this. Dr. Brock Chisholm, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), in 1954, declared that “without mental health there can be no true physical health”. Globally, about 14 percent of the burden of disease is attributed to neuropsychiatric disorders. According to one study in India, Stigma was noted to be present in help-seeking for mental health. These findings have therefore reinforced the need to increase awareness of mental health. Mumbai-based Veda Rehab and Wellness has been working toward the same. Veda is India’s first and only chain of Luxury Rehab centres focused on De-addiction Care and Mental Health, owned and operated by Veda Rehabilitation and Wellness Private Limited. A Voluntary admission based Treatment Program, Veda is all about Empowering the Individual without resorting to force or duress. Healing outcomes through such voluntary actions are known to be much more effective, with long term benefits for the individual.

“Veda has developed its own proprietary treatment which is more effective, and we use some of the latest in talk therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, R.E.B.T., Mix Matrix Therapy and everything we do is evidence based.” says Manun Thakur, Founder, Veda. Veda provides the latest in therapy to its residents who undergo assessment tests to understand the kinds of
counselling or therapy that would suit them best. Residents can also bring their personal items to continue their daily work or schooling from the centre itself. Each Veda centre has 7 specialists that work with each client including a Psychiatrist, Nutritionist, Psychologist, General Physician, Yoga expert, Meditation & Mindfulness expert, and Expressive Arts Therapist making it the best rehab in India.

The team at Veda treats the client, studies his triggers and works with their families or spouses, sometimes even their bosses to resolve the problem

Building One-on-One relationship with Each Client
Each centre at Veda works around just 5 clients with a focus on their privacy and preferences. The Centre Head who is a psychologist and lives at the centre itself hence, being always available. “All of our centres also have a 5 star hotel trained chef that works in tandem with the nutritionist and prepares the meals as per her instructions,” adds Manun. The team at Veda treats the client, studies his triggers, and works with their families or spouses, sometimes even their bosses to resolve the problem. Nutrition, exercise, and expressive arts are some of the key differentiators that gives Veda an edge. “Currently, Veda is positioned as a luxury facility with a limited clientele as we firmly believe each client is unique whereas most rehab centres take in scores of clients giving the same treatment to one and all,” says Manun.

Some of the flagship offerings or treatment at Veda include Clinical Depression, Addictions(narcotics, alcohol, prescription drugs, internet, gaming etc), Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Behavioral issues such Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). “At Veda rehab and wellness, we adopt a holistic perspective wherein client care and treatment come from a plan that not only includes psychotherapy but also other areas of wellness depending on our client’s interests and the best options for them to learn from,” adds Manun. For clients, the primary focus of psychotherapy at Veda is hence a combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) plus Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) perspective.

Veda is currently valued at 40 crores. “Our target is to make each centre profitable and be not only the market leader but be the largest private player in the mental health wellness segment,” concludes Manun. We are expanding rapidly and over the next two year we will be investing an additional 25 crores into Veda to expand via a physical and digital footprint.