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Joshua Martin Artwork @ Vista Clinic

Vista Clinic is proud to support local artists. We have recently purchased artwork form Joshua Martin. Take a minute to read Joshua's story:

About the Artist:

Joshua Martin (18), a young emerging South African artist, whose creative artwork in acrylics reveals a passion for bold use of bright colours but characterised by a deliberate desire to share 'his reality' in an expression of close detail or surprises you with an exaggerated interpretation of the moment or, perhaps just opting for total oblivion to the obvious.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:10

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Deon continues to inspire us

Deon's Story
In 2014 Vista Clinic sponsored one of our patients, Deon Labuschagne, to participate in the 94.7 cycle challenge. Deon suffers from Bipolar disorder as well as a physical disability. Deon's dream came true when he finished the 94.7 cycle challenge together with the Vista Clinic cycling team in November 2014. Deon continues to be an inspiration to all of us with his positive attitude about life. He doesn't let his physical or mental illness interfere with his dreams in life. Vista Clinic is continuing to support Deon with his plans to participate in a Triathlon this year.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:52

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Week of Spiritual Emphasis for Staff and Clinicians

The week of Spiritual Emphasis for staff and clinicians was held on 8 - 12 December 2014. Dr Colin Finucane from the Vista pastoral department identified the need to also address the spiritual needs of the staff members who cares for our patients. Well known speaker and author, Pastor Hein von Hörsten gave daily inspirational sermons to the Vista Clinic staff. Everyone enjoyed Pastor Hein's sermons as he created beautiful stories with words and teachings out of the Bible. Music Therapist Karen de Kock and the vista nursing team assisted with the song services.  Attendees received Spiritual Growth journals to use to keep track of daily blessings and good experiences.  Spiritual growth forms part of the Happiness HELPS factors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:07

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Vista Clinic Toy Run – Helping Others in Parys

Vista Clinic in partnership with a charity organization in Parys held a Toy Run on Sunday 7 December 2014. Toys were delivered by more than 50 motorbikes to the SDA church in Parys.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 09:30

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Team Vista at the 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Team Vista participated in the 94.7 Cycle challenge on Sunday 16 November 2014.  Everyone finished the race in 5 hours and 30 minutes.  Well done Team Vista.  In the photo below from left to right is: Gerhard Claasen, Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout, Deon Labuschagne, Fritz Vermaak, James Ross-Marsh

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:52

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Happiness HELPS

Visit our dedicated Happiness HELPS website www.happinesshelps.co.za

"Happiness HELPS .. to liven up our lives and prevent mental illness. Happiness can be created by doing. Helping others, exercising, learning something new, playing and spiritual growth are activities that create happiness". (Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout, Psychiatrist & Director Medical Services – Vista Clinic)

Over the years positive psychology has placed strong emphasis on how positive affect can improve health. This prompted Vista Clinic to develop the Happiness HELPS campaign as a means of improving positive affect in patients. The aim of the campaign is to promote mental health and to reduce the symptoms of depression. The Happiness HELPS concept consists of a set of practical actions that can be carried out on a daily basis in order to combat the negative emotional affects of depression and anxiety.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:54

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World Mental Health Day 2014 - Happiness HELPS

Happiness HELPS - Tips to prevent Mental Illness

10 October 2014, Centurion. Vista Clinic in partnership with Sandoz pharmaceutical company combined forces to create "Happiness" for World Mental Health Day which is celebrated on 10 October every year.  The aim was to provide patients and the general public with a tangible item with actions that can be done to prevent mental illness. These actions are referred to as the "Happiness HELPS" which is an acronym that explains things to do to prevent mental illness.  "Happiness HELPS .. to liven up our lives and prevent mental illness. Happiness can be created by doing. Helping others, exercising, learning something new, playing and spiritual growth are activities that create happiness". (Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout, Psychiatrist & Director Medical Services – Vista Clinic)

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:06

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Celebrating 30 Years of Specialized Psychiatric Care

Vista Clinic celebrated 30 years of existence with a formal evening function that was held at the Royal Elephant hotel in Centurion on 10 September 2014.


The esteemed guest list included The Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane - Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, The Director of Mental Health Gauteng, Dr Peter Landless – Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Directors of the Vista Clinic Board of Trustees and Kandus Thorp – Vice President of TV network Hope channel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:16

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Vista Leaf Character Family

Meet Vici Tulip, Safety Suzi and Florrie Lesedi...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:00

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