Contact us

Physical address 21 Dane Road
Glen Austin
Postal address Private Bag X54
Halfway House
Telephone 011 655 5519 / 011 655 5602
Fax +27 862 206 7441

Life Carstenview is a 60 bed short term stay mental healthcare facility, providing in-house treatment for mental healthcare users. Treatment programmes for day users are also offered. The principal forms of therapy used at the clinic are crisis counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, life skills training and electro-convulsive therapy.

A high care facility is available for those mental healthcare users who are in need of a higher level of specialised care. Specialised treatment is provided for specific conditions (such as anxiety disorders, depression and substance dependence) with therapeutic programmes conducted in small groups. No under 18 years old are admitted in this facility.

Monitoring our users’ views on all aspects of our service keeps us up to date with their needs and enables us to provide them with the best possible service at all times.

Our mental healthcare services

Our specialised programmes include the following:

  • Assessment group for cognitive impaired individuals.
  • Crisis intervention and life skills.
  • Treatment for social problems.
  • Treatment for substance abuse.
  • Treatment of depression and anxiety.

Our mental healthcare services

  • Employment assistance programmes.
  • Family support group.
  • General practice.
  • Health education.
  • Psychology.
  • Relaxation exercises.
  • Social services.
  • Support groups for former mental healthcare users from the facility recovering from substance abuse.

Supporting doctors

Dr S. Keerath (011) 655 - 5647
Mr L. Kgalema (011) 655 - 5568
Occupational Therapist(s)
Mr S. Mashaba (011) 655 - 5568
Mrs. C. Stander (011) 655 - 5791
Mrs. C. Padiachy (011) 655 - 5568
Consultant Dietician(s)
Mr. C. Maimela (011) 655 - 5568