Our Hospitals

Life Brackenview


Life Brackenview is a dedicated mental healthcare facility specialising in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including substance dependence or other Conditions that are associated with these disorders. This modern hospital has 80 beds and accepts both voluntary admissions and assisted admissions. The modern 80-bed Life Brackenview has been specifically designed and decorated to foster a sense of peace and tranquillity to assist users in their recovery. Treatment programmes, facilitated by a first class interdisciplinary team, has been developed to achieve optimal outcomes through the short-term treatment of mental healthcare users in a tranquil and therapeutic environment conducive to their recovery. In addition, the hospital employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.

Adolescent programme

Life Brackenview has a dedicated Adolescent programme that caters for the mental health needs of all adolescents between 12 to 18 years of age. Our treatment programme, facilitated by an interdisciplinary team, provides specialised in-patient psychiatric assessment and rehabilitation by clinical and counselling psychologist, occupational therapists, professional nurses and a social worker with special interest and expertise in treating adolescents presenting with psychiatric conditions. The approach to treatment is holistic in a structured environment. Our treatment goals broadly entail:

  • Containing the immediate crisis that led to the admission
  • Remediation of acute psychiatric symptoms and interrupt addictive and self-destructive behaviours such as self-injury, substance abuse and eating disorders, etc.
  • Creating a treatment plan based on a coherent diagnostic formulation
  • Assisting the adolescent and their families in developing and practicing effective coping, communication and emotion regulation skills and strategies
  • Creating a wellness plan that maps the road to recovery and helps the adolescent and their families to stay on track post discharge.

Some of the core diagnosis we treat comprised, but not limited to:

  • Major depression
  • Substance abuse
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ADHD disorder
  • Eating disorder
010 009 6200
Physical address
22 De Waal Street, Brackendowns, Alberton
-26.320208 : 28.086591
Hospital manager
Johan Lombaard


Clinical psychologist(s)
Carolyn Brady 010 009 6200
Marlien Barnard 010 009 6200
General medical practitioner
Occupational therapist(s)
Dr Reinhold Marnewick 010 009 6200
Dr LIemo Leloka 010 009 6200
Dr Raymond Vermeulen 010 009 6200
Dr Marshinee Naidoo 010 009 6200
Dr Willem Emmenis 010 009 6200
Dr Vinusha Juggath 010 009 6200

Contact us

Physical address

22 De Waal Street


010 009 6200


010 009 6200




Life Brackenview