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Department of Health Practice Number: 055 8648
Department of Social Development Registration Number: 196-198NPO

Papillon Psychiatric Recovery Centre is South Africa’s first psychiatric mental health facility offering a total solution to people suffering with mental illnesses. Our programmes range from four weeks, three months, six months and long-term assisted living facilities. We offer recovery that sustains clients requiring longer term treatment boasting a 70 percent success rate as measured by clients recovering fully equipped for life. Registered with Department of Health the centre enjoys relationships with international facilities to remain abreast of latest developments in mental health care. Papillon strives to promote complete healing through a comprehensive acute, sub-acute, reintegration programme and assisted living. People of all ages come to Papillon ranging from 18 to 75 years of age – this is due to highly individual treatment plans crafted uniquely for each client. Papillon is regarded as an African pioneer organisation for mental health in South Africa with years of unmatched service delivery to the community. We are a registered NPO, please click here to view our certificate.

Endorsed by most medical aids for the first 21 days



SA's Mental Health Status


What You Can Expect


What Our Patients Are Saying


Treatment Philosophy


“We believe in looking forwards and not backwards – living in the past does not serve anyone – you need to build on what you have today,”


Yolandé Geyser

Managing & Programme Director
Yolandé completed her degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at UCT in 1996. She has worked in the field of dual diagnosis as a counsellor and coach since 2011. Yolandé is also a qualified EGALA equine therapist. Her original career was in media and business management for nearly two decades. She is the only person to have crossed Africa on a solo horseback ride in 1997. Yolandé founded Papillon and is closely involved with the career and community reintegration of clients. Yolandé through her own experience as she too has a mental illness has created a place of true healing – she was diagnosed in 2004.

Dr Khomotjo Meriam Matjila - Psychiatrist

Consulting Director
Khomotjo is a healthcare practitioner, specialising as a Psychiatrist, in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. Khomotjo trained at Sterkfontein hospital and, in addition to Papillon Psychiatric Recovery Centre, has a private practice in Northern Johannesburg. She has extensive experience in dual-diagnosis treatment and the management psychiatric disorders. Although Papillon actively supports clients retaining their treating psychiatrists, Dr Matjila approves all care plans independently with the team.

Dr Jermina Sebei

Jermina works Papillon Psychiatric Recovery Centre as an integral part of the team. She graduated BCur and MBCHB degrees at Medunsa. She received her post graduate training at Wits University. She was awarded Fellowship in Psychiatry in 2011 CMSA. Jermina’sinterest includes treating patients with  Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, Depression, Psychiatric disorders due to HIV and Epilepsy. Currently she also works at Helen Joseph hospital and is attached to Wits University department of Psychiatry.

Dot Robertson – Clinical Psychologist

Therapeutic Director
Dot Robertson is a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience. She has worked extensively in her private practice dealing with families and working with dual diagnoses. She has also worked with eating disorders in conjunction with hospital in-patient treatment plans. She is an international presenter and trainer for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, which is offering an exciting new approach to supporting individuals to gain greater independence and become successful in their own lives. 




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