Mental Health Services In South Africa | Life Healthcare

Life Mental Health

About Life Mental Health

Life Mental Health is a leading provider of private psychiatric services in South Africa, offering acute mental healthcare with capacity for 498 beds in a caring environment at nine facilities in Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Our treatment programmes, facilitated by our multidisciplinary team, have been developed to achieve optimal outcomes through the short-term treatment of mental illness and disorder. We offer: 

  • Dedicated facilities for in-patient treatment
  • A tranquil and therapeutic environment conducive to recovery
  • A multidisciplinary-team approach
  • Effective group and individual therapy
  • Reduced re-admission rates and positive impact on patient outcomes 

Download our brochure to find out more about our mental health facilities, and consult our downloadable resources on the right.

Who do we care for?

Life Mental Health’s services are uniquely structured to treat those suffering from mental health conditions such as:

What mental health services do we offer?

  • General psychiatry
    Treatment, support and management of adult mental health conditions, including identifying depression symptoms in addition to other mental health disorders and creating treatment plans.

  • Treatment for addictions associated with psychiatric disorders
    This may include substance dependence such as alcoholism and drug addiction.

  • Specialised mental wellness care
    Treatment for work-related stress, bereavement and adjustment disorders.

  • Individual care for involuntary and assisted admissions
    A pre-admission programme is available to prepare you for admission day and you can call our hospitals for any additional queries.

  • Dedicated adolescent programmes and behavioural support
    Services and facilities for adolescent mental healthcare are available at Life Brackenview, Life Glynnview, Life Poortview.

  • Support with diet-related mental illness and compulsion anxiety
    This includes treatment and support for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and compulsive rituals connected to food, as well as conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

  • Evidence-based drug therapy
    Therapy and treatment that focuses on the long-term recovery success of patients.

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    A procedure where the brain is electrically stimulated to cause temporary seizures for the treatment of mental health disorders. Find out more.

We also facilitate:

  • Individual psychiatric consultations and psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Physical therapy

Who is on your multidisciplinary team?

Our multidisciplinary teams comprise dedicated, committed individuals who are expertly trained in their field. Depending on individual patient needs, your team could be made up of:

  • A psychiatrist
  • A nursing manager and nursing team trained in mental health
  • A psychologist
  • An occupational therapist
  • A physiotherapist, if needed
  • A social worker
  • A counsellor
  • A dietitian, if needed

Need assistance?

If you think you recognise signs of depression or mental illness in a loved one and that they might need psychiatric help, use our admission guide to help you decide how to approach them. Consult the downloadable documents on the right for additional resources. If you require specialist advice, find a doctor or hospital near you.

Emergency info

In a psychiatric emergency:

  • Call LifeLine National Counselling Line: 0861 322 322

In a medical emergency:

  • Call your local hospital emergency unit or 10111.

Life Mental Health units locations:

Eastern Cape

Gauteng

Western Cape

KwaZulu-Natal

If you or a loved one is struggling to deal with depression and anxiety during times of crisis, take our expert advice from the below video: