Any adult suffering from a mental illness, and or substance abuse problem, and who
needs assistance to re-establish themselves as a functioning member of society.
The Talisman Foundation is one of only a few dual diagnosis facilities in South Africa
and caters for a myriad of mental health problems, whether substance induced or
Most of our residents are referred to us by their psychiatrists, other mental health
professionals, hospitals, and mental health institutions. Individuals are also free
to apply directly.
Applications may be made by the individual seeking help, a family member, guardian
or someone acting on his or her behalf if the person is unable to do so him or herself.
If you have any queries, please call the following number (011) 435 – 0727 / 8 and
make an appointment with our staff.
Once your application has been received, psychiatric reports from your health professional
will be requested. You will then be invited to the foundation for an interview.
On your visit, you will be given a tour of the facilities and our staff will conduct
an assessment and determine whether or not the foundation can offer you the assistance