Red Cross Hospital
A multi-disciplinary team comprises child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists, clinical social workers, an occupational therapist, psychiatric nurses, a teacher, and trainees specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Clinical services, consultation, education, training and research are core activities. The clinical services associated with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are based at two sites, Red Cross Children's' Hospital and William Slater Hospital. These activities are organised within the following 8 units:
The Adolescent Day Program provides a 6-week program for adolescents 13 years and older. The program emphasizes the development of self-esteem and social competence. Parents' involvement in treatment is encouraged. Tel: 021 685 5116.
The Adolescent Outpatient Unit provides assessments and individual, family and group therapy. Adolescents, aged 13 years and older, with a range of emotional and / or behavioural problems are seen. Tel: 021 685 5116.
The Child Outpatient Unit provides assessments and treatment of children aged 3 - 12 years and their families. Children with a range of emotional and / or behavioural problems are seen. Tel: 021 685 4103.
The Consultation-Liaison Unit provides services mainly at Red Cross Children's Hospital. (Services are provided at other hospitals on request). Consultation, assessment and treatment are provided for children with a range of needs. Tel: 021 685 4103.
The Outreach Unit helps to make services accessible to communities. Activities include education, training, clinical work, clinical guidance and supervision, liaison and facilitation of support groups. Activities take place in children's homes, clinics, NGOs and schools. Tel: 021 685 4103 or 021 685 5116.
The Parent-Infant Mental Health Service provides services to infants under the age of three years and their parents. Parents and infants are seen at two main sites: the Rondebosch Mowbray Hospital and Mdlezana Centre in Khayelitsha. Tel: 021 685 4103.
The Therapeutic Learning Centre (TLC) assesses and treats children, aged 6 - 12 years, who have not benefited sufficiently from outpatient interventions. Children attend as day- or in-patients. Parents are involved in treatment. Outreach activities include workshops at children's homes and schools on managing difficult behaviour. Tel: 021 685 4103.
The Training Unit offers courses to nursing students, nurses working at primary and tertiary level care and M Soc Sc (Clinical Social Work) students. Training in the use of the Griffiths Scales is organised in conjunction with Red Cross Children's Hospital's Developmental Clinic. Tel: 021 685 4103.
Education and training
Education and training is also provided to medical students, doctors specialising in psychiatry, and psychiatrists specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry. Tel: 021 685 4103.
Research is conducted in several areas such as education, epidemiology, intervention, policy-making, prevention, psychopathology and service provision. An interdepartmental Adolescent Health Research Institute (AHRI) has been established in the Schools of Adult Clinical Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health, and Public Health and Family Medicine. Tel: 021 685 4103.
Tel: 021 685 4103
46 Sawkins Road,
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Red Cross Children's Hospital
46 Sawkins Road