Services Offered at Fort Napier Hospital
This section offers the following
services : Diagnostic and
psychotherapeutic services to adult
inpatients, child and adolescent
outpatients under the age of 18 years
and their families; Psychological
services at community mental health
clinics, general hospitals and primary
health care centres; Forensic
psychological assessments undertaken for
the courts; Health promotion programmes
to schools and community organisations;
training, supervision and support to
intern, community service and registered
clinical psychologists and students of
the Nelson R Madela School of Medicine;
and research into mental health problems
and training issues.
Rehabilitation therapy based on
philosophy that through 'doing' one can
improve health. It also focuses on
three core areas of a persons life,
namely self-care, leisure and work.
Sebenza programmes gives patients the
ability to work and learn skills
(necessary when discharged). The
projects include industrial contract
work as well as arts, crafts, making
blocks and slabs, carpentry, vegetable
gardening, shoe repairs and car washing.
This helps them learn necessary skills
to function independently in society.
rehabilitation is a therapeutic
intervention aimed at improving the
psychological as well as social
functioning of mental health clients.
The process requires community-initiated
programmes to equip the clients with the
basic skills, necessary for their
successful integration into society.