We all look for ways to be more frugal from time to time, be it to save money or because you'd like to tread more lightly upon the earth - whatever your reasons, the garden is a great place to start.Gardening can be about more than pretty plants - it can feed us, encourage wildlife and prove a gr Read more
DescriptionA poor diet can lead to numerous chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Most people know eating healthy is important, but in this “supersized” world it can be difficult to find a nutritious diet that is sustainable.When a system of gro Read more
The Market Garden initiative, run by the Spring Foundation, promotes psychosocial rehabilitation by actively involving patients in growing, harvesting, packaging and marketing the garden’s organic produce.Premier Zille recognised the potential of the Spring Foundation’s Market Garden project bac Read more
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world today, affecting over 322 million people in the world today, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Particularly concerning are findings that depression may be becoming more common, with reports from the WHO suggest Read more
Spring Foundation takes to the Streets!The Spring Foundation exhibited it’s self at the recent Open Streets Cape Town event held in Eisleben Road, Mitchell’s Plain on 2nd April.The stand showcased all the foundation’s projects, as well as an interactive arts table where passersby could Read more
Dr Hassan performing the robotic knee surgery at Mitchells Plain Hospital.Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Paul Rowe and Dr Yusuf Hassan performed the first two robotic knee replacement surgeries of its kind in the country this week at Victoria and Mitchell's Plain District Hospital. This technology allowed Read more
Creative Youth project:Whilst mental health services are generally underfunded, the situation for Child and Adolescent Services is nothing less than desperate. This is particularly concerning because interventions that take place early in the life cycle can be life-changing, diverting vulnerable chi Read more
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that all over the world people with mental and psychosocial disabilities are subjected to a wide range of human rights violations, stigma and discrimination.People in mental health facilities often are exposed to high levels of abuse and violence. Their li Read more
A new study could change scientists' understanding of how the brain works -- and could lead to new approaches for treating neurological disorders and for developing computers that 'think' more like humans. The research focused on the structure and function of dendrites, which are componen Read more
Colouring books are not just available for kids, but adults too, and after reading this post you might want to get one yourself! Colouring for adults is actually not a 21st century idea, as it was Carl Jung, the esteemed Swiss pshycologist from the 1800 ‘s, who suggested it to his patients first. 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.