SUMMERY:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is typically diagnosed in childhood and manifests as an inability to sustain attention and control activity levels and impulse control. Some reports have indicated a prevalence of up to 15 percent in Western countries. Although the causes of AD Read more
The Picturesque Westridge Gardens in Mitchell's PlainBy Jay WalljasperOne number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health. It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die. It’s your area code.This fact h Read more
My disability exists not because I use a wheelchair, but because the broader environment isn't accessible. - Stella YoungAt Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, The Spring Foundation narrows the gap by giving patients living with disabilities a chance to be part of the broader environment.The Wheelchai Read more
Elsa Michaels, occupational therapist technician at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital pictured with a patient, working the soil.A recent development of Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital’s Spring Foundation is a market garden, where the public can buy organic produce.The Plainsman visited the 1.2 hectare Read more
Another successful initiative at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital that falls under the Spring Foundation umbrella is the Wheelchair project. Patients who have the capacity to do so take part in maintaining wheelchairs used by the hospital. They are taught time keeping, ownership, team work as well as Read more
The new Lentegeur Market Garden is a brilliant way to get super fresh vegetables on a weekly basis. Healthy veggies are grown chemical-free by local farmers and in-patients from the hospital as a form of rehabilitation. The Market Garden is a genuine growers market, bringing fresh food direct fr Read more
Cape Town artists Mary-Ann Wiggill found more the just amazing fruit and veggies at the Oranjezicht City Farm and Market, with a keen eye in spotting inspirational settings to capture on canvass, she found just that at this charming city market.ABOUT MARY-ANN WIGGILLMary-Ann aims to capture her expe Read more
Janssen proudly features artwork created by people affected by the illnesses and diseases that we are dedicated to helping prevent and treat. Please visit our art gallery to learn more about the artists and view more artwork.In front of a canvas bursting with shades of green, red, yellow and blue s Read more
The Spring Foundation has made incredible strides since their birth in 2014. The NPO and BPO has gone from strength to strength and reached unbelievable milestones in this period. One of its biggest projects currently is the Market Garden.Starting off with only a small piece of land and a few pat Read more
People most likely to need help have the least accessValkenberg Hospital | Photo by Ashraf HendricksBy Ashleigh Furlong 6 December 2016 Just one state psychologist services the whole of Khayelitsha, a community of over 400,000 people. In the whole of the Western Cape, there are just 45 psychologists Read more
The Lentegeur Spring Project from which the Spring Foundation has grown was selected as part of the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 program and the foundation’s greening project was adopted as a flagship by The Provincial Department of the Western Cape and the Premiers 110% Green Campaign.
The Spring Foundation at Lentegeur Hospital is a registered NPO and PBO that is using a range of psychosocial rehabilitation and outreach projects to re-establish a sense of hope and recovery through re-connection to the natural world and to community, identity and heritage.