Our Hospitals

Life Brackenview


Life Brackenview is a dedicated mental healthcare facility specialising in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and other conditions that are associated with these disorders. The modern hospital has 80 beds and accepts both voluntary admissions and assisted admissions, which is divided into 15 assisted / neuropsychiatric beds, 10 adolescent beds, 5 involuntary beds and 50 voluntary beds. 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 and 17 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, mental health conditions associated with substance use disorders and eating disorders, etc.
  • Creating a treatment plan based on a coherent diagnostic formulation
  • Assisting the adolescent and their families in developing and practising 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
  • Mental health conditions associated with substance use disorders
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ADHD disorder
  • Eating disorder
010 009 6179
010 009 6200
info.brackenview@lifehealthcare.co.za; ashni.Padiachey@lifehealthcare.co.za
Physical address
22 De Waal Street, Brackendowns, Alberton
-26.320208 : 28.086591
Hospital manager
Johan Lombaard
Visiting hours

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and public holidays

  • 14:00-16:00


At Life Brackenview both indoor and outdoor spaces are available for your use. Therefore, bring casual, comfortable and appropriate clothing items and shoes for the length of your stay. Please bring your own toiletries and towels as well as appropriate sleepwear as you will be sharing a room.

Current and chronic medication (including any food and vitamin supplements) in original containers/blister packs must be brought with you. Medication must be handed to the mental healthcare nursing practitioner in charge, upon admission.

Bring a notepad and pen to make notes during your group sessions.

Personal laundry services are not provided. Please make arrangements for clean clothes and towels with your family.


We recommend that you do not bring valuables such as jewellery and large sums of money with you. There are small safes available in the wards for the safekeeping of items.


 Alpheus Rasekhala  010 009 6153
Occupational Therapist(s)
Nicole Strachen 010 009 6200
Monica Tshabalala 010 009 6200
Charisma Van der Merwe 010 009 6200
Lauren Jackson 010 009 6200
Mpho Ramano 010 009 6200
Neshree Naidoo 011 432 1419
Dr Reinhold Marnewick 010 009 6200
Dr Liemo Leloka 010 009 6200
Dr Lebogang Zako 011 422 2395
Dr Laura Miller 010 009 6200
Dr Willem Emmenis 010 009 6200
Dr Maria Mokwatsi 010 009 6200
Dr Manesh Mohanlal 011 682 4406
Dr Bongi Khanyile 011 869 4613
Dr Rebone Immaculate Sebothoma 010 009 6200
Dr Kabo Letseli 010 009 6200
Dr Nokuthula Mavie-Shibanda 011 794 3818
Carolyn Brady 010 009 6200
Monica Austin 010 009 6200
Marlien Barnard 010 009 6200
Dr Sune Naude 010 009 6200
Tony De Gouveia 010 009 6200
Jabu Masitha 010 009 6200
Hannelie Steyn 010 009 6200
Melisa Cilliers 010 009 6200
S’mangele Mayisela 010 009 6200
Dr Haroon Essa 010 009 6200
Social Worker(s)
Cheryl Ramaema 010 009 6200
Thandi Ntombela 010 009 6200
Mampho Madzivhandila 010 009 6200
Jabu Zulu 010 009 6200
Sicelo Mthembu 010 009 6200

Contact us

Physical address

22 De Waal Street

Emergency number

010 009 6179


010 009 6200


010 009 6200




Life Brackenview