Mental Health hosts first golf day

2016-11-03 06:00
<Amilia Crouse (Uitenhage Mental Health), Tossie van Loggerenberg (Uitenhage Mental Health board member), Godfrey Welman (Uitenhage Mental Health chairman of the board ), Jacques Brink (RTSA) and Dr Peter Else Uitenhage Mental Health).              Photo: HEILIE COMBRINCK

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Uitenhage Mental Health, a registered non-profit organisation serving people with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities, will host its first ever RTSA/Uitenhage Mental Health Golf Day this coming Saturday.

“Like any other non-profit organisation in this sector, we receive the bulk of our income through subsidies from the Department of Social Development. However, the growing cost of residential care and need for our services, requires that we look at other means of income generation to supplement our state funding,” said Dr Peter Else, director of Uitenhage Mental Health.

“To this end we presently focus on the well-being of our clients by providing holistic social services. We also have four residential facilities that house around 72 people with both intellectual and psycho-social disabilities requiring 24/7 care.

In addition to its participation in Casual Day, the golf day will become one of Uitenhage Mental Health’s main means of fund-raising.

“The desire to do more than just meet the need out there and to provide sustainable services to those with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities remains the main drive for our fund-raising activities,” said Dr Else.

The RTSA/Uitenhage Mental Health Golf Day to be played on Saturday November 5th, will also allow them to market their services to both the community as well as the corporate sector.

“Our aim is to present ourselves as another potential service provider with particular emphasis on training, intervention strategies and employee wellness services. The ultimate goal is to be the preferred service provider with respect to the provision of holistic mental health services to both community, corporate and government sectors.

“The Uitenhage Mental Health is proud to be associated with our golf day title sponsor, Robot Technologies South Africa (RTSA),” said Dr Else.

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