Gateway House Psychiatric Residence
Set in the suburb of Waverley, Johannesburg, Gateway House is a Therapeutic Community for adults diagnosed with "Schizophrenia" or "Bipolar Disorder."
Dr Pieter Grobbelaar founded Gateway House with the aim of providing an alternative to chronic hospitalization for people with chronic mental illness. Gateway strives to provide a home environment in which residents can live as independently as possible with the necessary support to meet their basic living needs. We provide a range of services to help our residents live in the community, and provide training in independent living skills. While the aim is always towards integrating back into the community, Gateway also serves as a permanent home for those who need supported living. Although levels of structure and supervision vary from person to person, our residential programs have formal and specific rules, requiring residents to be involved in a treatment program during weekdays.
At Gateway House, structure and supervision is provided, in a small non-institutional residential environment by a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of: a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurses, case-managers and facilitators, and dedicated care-workers. Residents receive psycho-pharmacological treatment and other psychotherapeutic interventions, and are encouraged to play an active role in the operation of the household, including meal preparation.