Join our 21 Day Happiness HELPS lock down challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic time. Take care of yourself and your mental health.  Happiness HELPS to improve Mental Wellness.  #mentalhealthduringCOVID-19

Have a look at the Crazy for Walking Facebook page to see the daily challenges and mental health tips

Exercise is essential for your mental health.  Download the Crazy for Walking mobile app and join the #lockdownwalkchallenge.  Let’s see how many km’s we can walk during lock down.  Share your photos and km’s with us on the Vista Clinic Facebook page.

App available to download from Google Play and the App store


Lean on us during lock down #VistaClinic

Maintaining good mental health during COVID-19 is very important, especially during lock down.   Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, Psychiatric hospitals have to think of innovative and creative ways to educate people about mental wellness techniques especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#21DayHappiness HELPS challenge

The Happiness HELPS principle was started a few years ago by Vista Clinic (Private Psychiatric Hospital). Happiness HELPS is an acronym for 5 easy to do steps to improve mental wellness. For the lock down, a series of 21 daily Happiness HELPS activities was developed. Learn more at

Lean on us music video

In order to keep our employees and Clinicians in good spirit during the lock down, we have started to sing at Vista Clinic. According to Dr Bessel van der Kolk, MD getting “in-Sync” with Others is critical during COVID-19. He says that “you calm people down by singing together”. (source YouTube)

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurses, the CEO and support employees all joined the Music Therapist to create an inspirational music video called “Lean on us”. The song was taken from the original song “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers.

Lean on Us music video on YouTube

“We would like to challenge other Hospitals as well to sing together during lock down and to share their videos with us”, Mr Francois Louw – CEO, Vista Clinic

Vista Clinic is a Private Psychiatric Hospital in Centurion, South Africa. Vista Clinic is part of a network of Psychiatric hospitals of the NHN and the global Adventist Health care network, which is the second largest provider of health care.

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