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Crazy for Walking Preparaions


How do you tackle a walk from Pretoria to Cape Town? The obvious answer is "One step at a time", but you're probably asking the question "Why walk from Pretoria to Cape Town when there are far easier options to cover the distance?" Crazy for Walking is an initiative which will see several walkers depart Pretoria on 1 September and arrive in Cape Town on 10 October which is World Mental Health Day. They're walking to highlight and de-stigmatize Mental Illness.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 09:32

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Crazy for Walking Initiative


In order to raise awareness of mental illness, a group of "crazy" people plan to walk from Pretoria to Cape Town as part of the "CRAZY for WALKING" initiative.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2017 06:35

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Dr Japie Vermaak wins Centurion of the Year Award

Dr Japie Vermaak (founder of Vista Clinic) received the prestigious Centurion of the year award on 23 March 2017 during an award ceremony held at Vista Clinic. Members of the Centurion business forum attended the event to present Dr Vermaak with the award.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 06:02

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Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout on Die Groot Ontbyt TV & radio show

Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout (Director Medical Services & Psychiatrist) was invited to a TV and radio interview on 18 November 2016 at Die Groot Ontbyt show.  Dr Jerrie gave advise and tips on how to manage "end of year fatigue".
Die Groot ontbyt show is aired on DSTV channel 144 KykNET and on 90.5 Groot fm radio station from 06:00 in the mornings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:14

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Doctors Receptionist/PA’s lunch 2016

The 11th of November 2016 was the day of fun and relaxation for Vista MHC as we hosted a day to remember for the Doctors Receptionist / PA's. As we experience some storm during the week we were all worried that the day will be a disaster after so much planning was done. But the storm didn't stop us from having fun. We turned Lyttlewood Guest House into a monster house. We were treated with a Buffet lunch and relaxed while we got treated to a back and neck massage. After that we had fun on the trampoline as some of us watch with joy and clapping hands, the screams where so loud that people from the kitchen came to watch us playing like kids. This was a day to remember, the receptionist / PA's went home with gifts and joy of a day well spend.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2016 07:37

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Vista Clinic hosted a 5km & 10km fun run/walk event on 9 October 2016 to raise awareness about Mental Health. World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October every year. Exercise forms part of the Happiness HELPS campaign which was developed by Vista Clinic as a tool to use to improve mental health. For more information about Happiness HELPS visit

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:50

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Vista Clinic Call-us-Crazy for walking Project - 3 to 7 October 2016

Our first Vista Ambassador, Hannetjie Buitendag, came up with the idea of a "Call us 'crazy' for walking" project that will help to de-stigmatise mental illness in general and raise awareness of depression, in particular.
Idea behind the project
"The Happiness HELPS-factors that Vista Clinic has been running with over the past two years gave life to an idea which stemmed from a personal dream and which was further inspired by the Koos du Plessis song "Sprokie vir 'n stadskind" (" jy aanhou stap tien duisend ure, sal jy dalk daar kom..."). I wondered: how far one can walk when walking ten thousand hours? The longest known distance I could imagine, as I travelled it from time to time, was the distance from Pretoria to Cape Town, and the idea of long-distance walking got stuck in my mind. Wherever I travel in South Africa, ever since, I imagine myself walking that route...... and so it eventually all came together in the Crazy for walking project of Vista." – Hannetjie Buitendag
This year's Cra(see) Helps Happiness theme brought us to the point of taking the Exercise-factor the extra mile, by doing something that people instinctively react to with a "Are you crazy!?!". Walking a long distance (250km) can be seen as "crazy", but normal people can do "crazy" things that are actually an expression of Happiness – all of it depends on how you see "crazy".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:39

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Dedication of The Dr Warren & Betty Staples Chapel

We are very blessed to have a chapel here at Vista Clinic where the patients and employees can go to meet with the Lord in their time of need. For David encourages us with these words: "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:17 – 18).

On Thursday, 25 August 2016, we had a special service during which Dr Landless led in a sermon of dedication for the chapel, setting it apart as the House of the Lord. He used the story of the woman at the well, as recorded in John 4, to illustrate the transformation that comes into the lives of broken people when they encounter Jesus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:29

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