Contact us

Physical address 129 - 131 Howard Avenue
Postal address P O Box 635
Telephone 011 741 5460
Fax 011 421 3827
Map Life Glynnview

Life Glynnview is a dedicated mental healthcare facility specialising in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including substance dependence or other addictions that are associated with these disorders.

Our treatment programmes, facilitated by our interdisciplinary team, have 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.

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

Our facilities

The modern 80 bed Life Glynnview facility has been specifically designed and decorated to foster a sense of peace and tranquility to assist users in their recovery.

The facility houses the following:

  • Private and semi-private rooms accommodating 30 female users and 30 male users.
  • A 15 bed ward for assisted admissions.
  • A five bed ward with observation facility.
  • An electro-convulsive therapy facility.
  • Individual and group therapy rooms.
  • Lounges, TV and family visitation.
  • A gym and recreational facility.
  • Dining rooms with catering services.
  • Private courtyards and gardens.


Persons who voluntarily seek professional healthcare assistance for psychiatric disorders or addiction need to consult with one of the admitting psychiatrists at Life Glynnview. The psychiatrist will determine whether admission is necessary and, if so, facilitate the admission process.

For situations where a family member, spouse or caregiver believes that a person needs to be admitted, but the person is not able or willing to consent – there is a special admission procedure that needs to be followed. For more information and the processes relating to this type of admission, please contact one of the Life Glynnview admitting psychiatrists – please see their details below under supporting psychiatrists. For after hour emergency situations, Life The Glynnwood’s 24 hour trauma and emergency unit should be approached for assistance (tel. 011 421 0911). The unit is situated across the road from Life Glynnview.

Our interdisciplinary team

Our interdisciplinary team of medical, therapy and nursing professionals involved in the treatment and care of users of the mental health services offered at Life Glynnview, is reflective of our holistic approach to mental healthcare. Working closely together, the aim of the team is to achieve optimal outcomes for users. The composition of the interdisciplinary team is tailored to the needs of each specific user.

The team includes the following healthcare professionals:

  • Psychiatrists.
  • A neurologist.
  • A general practitioner.
  • Psychologists.
  • Occupational therapists.
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Social workers.
  • Mental health nursing practitioners.

Treatment programmes for psychiatric disorders

Treatment programmes for psychiatric disorders are based on cognitive-behavioural principles, and are designed to provide comprehensive and holistic treatment in order to facilitate recovery in people affected by:

  • mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. depression, phobias, post traumatic stress and panic disorders);
  • personality disorders (i.e. avoidance and dependence disorders); or
  • psychotic disorders (i.e. schizophrenia and delusional disorders).

The primary objective is to mobilise internal and external resources in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of mental health – thereby helping the user to reach an optimal level of functioning as a valued person.

Based on an assessment of the individual user, specific therapeutic modalities which will be beneficial to that specific user are selected. Other concomitant medical and psychiatric conditions are also attended to. Treatment regimes, supported by 24 hour specialised nursing care, can include any of the following:

  • Individual psychological assessment and psychotherapy.
  • Individual, group and family therapy.
  • Electro-convulsive therapy (if indicated).
  • Occupational therapy.
  • Stress management programmes.

Addiction treatment programme

Our mental healthcare programmes also include a treatment programme to assist users whose functioning has become further impaired either as a result of their dependency on psychoactive substances or any other addiction associated with their mental disorder.

This intervention programme is aimed at breaking the cycle of addiction through detoxifying the user whilst implementing an intensive cognitive behavioural psychotherapy programme. The primary goal is to interrupt the cycle of addiction and to foster maintenance of abstinence. This programme, supported by 24 hour specialised nursing care, includes the following:

  • Medical treatment.
  • Occupational (group and individual) psychotherapy.
  • Facilitating family support.

Our programme strongly focuses on the improvement of the individual’s:

  • physical functioning;
  • self-esteem;
  • self-image;
  • interpersonal relationships;
  • positive family interaction; and
  • vocational productivity.

Users will also be assisted to develop realistic life goals and a healthy lifestyle in the absence of substance dependence or other addictive behaviour.

Support after discharge

After discharge, mental healthcare users who have completed their treatment programme whilst in our facility will be supported through a dedicated aftercare support system. This system has been established to assist and monitor users for a period of 12 months. During this time social workers offer individual follow-up and support on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the user’s need. Users are also encouraged and assisted to identify and join appropriate support groups.

For further information on Life Glynnview or admission procedures please contact Vincent Morare at telephone 011 741 5460 or email him at

Please also visit the dedicated facilities page for Life Glynnview listed under hospitals (name search) on the Life Healthcare website for more information.

Supporting healthcare professionals

Dr E Allers 011 421 1254
Dr V Chiman 011 421 5400
Dr A Harlies 011 747 0747
Dr L Raghubir 011 741 5000
Dr T Rangaka 011 422 2395
Dr K Roux 011 421 9946
Dr A Valli 011 842 7500
Dr L Zako 011 422 2395
Dr I Martinus 011 845 3584
S Abramowitz 011 780 8882
C Augustine 083 288 2092
J Beuster 011 969 4930
E Butler 011 422 5649
W Coetzee 011 421 9946
J de Jager (Educational psychologist) 011 421 9265
M de Wet 011 913 0124
G Grundling 011 421 1262
S Holle 011 845 3269
D Magangane 011 420 3302
F Malaza 011 810 1922
N Mdutshane 011 421 9941
R Nel 011 815 6737
M Roux 011 421 9946
J Taljaard (Educational psychologist) 011 391 4891