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Services Offered at Fort Napier Hospital

  • Clinical Psychology: 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.

  • Occupational Therapy: 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.

  • Psycho-social rehabilitation: Psychological 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.

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