“Psychiatry is a strange field because, unlike any other field of medicine, you never really finish. Your greatest instrument is you, yourself, and the work of self-understanding is endless. I'm still learning.”

— Irvin D. Yalom

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry

Our department strives towards excellence in research, teaching and service delivery, in a culture of cooperation and transparency.

Alongside our university based research and teaching, we also provide in-service training to mental health care providers in the Gauteng department of Health. Further, in the context of the staff members’ various joint appointments within the Gauteng Health department, psychiatric services are rendered at Weskoppies specialist psychiatric Hospital, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Witbank Hospital as well as outreach services at Community Psychiatric Clinics.

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