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Mental Health

Mental health and wellbeing is a crucial part of good health.

Research suggests that at least one in six people will experience a mental health problem that requires professional help.

The discipline of psychology is concerned with mental processes (like learning, reasoning, motivation & emotion) and behaviour, and the relationship between these processes. The study of psychology is concerned with how people feel, think, learn, understand, perceive, act and interact with others. (PSYSSA)

A psychiatrist / psychologist is a qualified professional trained to help people with emotional and behavioural difficulties whether through individual therapy, family /group therapy, or therapeutic interventions within organisational contexts. Most mental health problems are treatable.

It may seem difficult to speak to a psychologist about personal issues or issues that are hard to express, but trained professionals understand the difficulties and are able to assist in this regard. Consultations with a psychiatrist / psychologist can help you to feel better, and think and act more effectively in your situation.

Psychiatrists / Psychologists can assist in the following areas:

  • Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or panic disorders
  • Trauma and stress related problems
  • Substance use related problems and addictive behaviours
  • Mental health problems in children and adolescents including problems of behaviour, emotions, interpersonal difficulties, bullying
  • Problems related to learning, scholastic issues, career counselling and guidance.
  • Work stress and occupational issues.
  • Forensic mental health examinations which include specialised mental health assessments for court and legal purposes.
  • Help with adjustment to physical health problems and chronic diseases.
  • Help with relationship issues, both romantic and familial
  • Administration, interpretation and reporting on tests of intelligence, personality, interest, wellness, cognitive and neuropsychological functioning.


Local Psychiatrists / Psychologists:

Mr Jacobus J Du Plessis Scottburgh Clinical Psychologist 082 410 8876
Ms Evelyn M Heunis Scottburgh Clinical Psychologist 083 393 7275
Dr. Lennart Eriksson Pennington Psychiatrist 082 905 1006