Manchester Business Post: “Pioneering Mental Health Clinic”

The Manchester Business Post featured the recent Manchester launch of Smart TMS with their story:

Pioneering Mental Health Clinic Launches in Manchester

The new clinic offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment for depression, addiction and a range of other mental health-related conditions for patients in the North of England.

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The article introduced Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy as an innovative, ‘ground-breaking treatment’ with the ‘potential to save thousands of lives’.

Mental Health, Manchester

The Manchester Business Post article shared figures, illustrating the level of need for such treatments in the city.

“Statistics from the Manchester Public Health Annual Report 2016/17 suggest that over half of people in Manchester claiming sickness benefits are doing so due to mental and behavioral disorders, and/or substance abuse issues. The rates of alcohol related conditions and the numbers of those who smoke are also higher than the national average.”

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment

TMS uses magnetic energy to stimulate specific areas of the brain. The treatment is clinically proven and non-invasive.

The treatment most in demand is for depression – a condition for which rTMS has been approved by NICE (2015) as a safe alternative to antidepressants. Smart TMS says that around 2 in 3 Smart TMS patients experience complete remission after 6 weeks of therapy.

In addition to depression, rTMS can also treat certain addictions and a range of other mental health issues; including anxiety, OCD, PTSD and DPD (depersonalisation disorder).

The article included a quote from Smart TMS CEO, Gerard Barnes, who said:

“Despite the success of TMS treatment in the US and elsewhere, it is still not widely available in the UK and many patients do not even know it exists. We hope that launching this new service in Manchester will bring greater awareness and understanding of mental health issues and enable people to seek suitable treatment. We are delighted to be launching in Manchester and look forward to providing patients with a drug-free, non-invasive treatment which relieves them of their symptoms.”

Manchester-based Psychologist and TV presenter Emma Kenny commented:

“TMS is a really exciting treatment option for a wide range of patients. It treats the underlying causes of the disease in the brain and gives patients a completely different type of recovery, regaining positivity and motivation. I believe this is the future of mental health treatment in Manchester and beyond.”

Smart TMS Clinics

Smart TMS is a specialist provider of TMS treatment, located at clinics in London, Birmingham, Northampton, Dublin and now Manchester. Further expansion is planned with a Bristol clinic expected to open in summer 2018.


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