Erin Mildenhall, Chloe Masters, SANCA Wedge Gardens OT Caryn Berman, Jodi Benjamin and Kayla Kotzen.

Wits OT students get hands-on at SANCA Wedge Gardens

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Four third-year University of the Witwatersrand occupational therapy (OT) students have just completed five weeks of training at SANCA Wedge Gardens.

The students – Erin Mildenhall, Chloe Masters, Jodi Benjamin and Kayla Kotzen – were introduced to psychiatric OT, specifically relating to addiction.

“They each had two clients that they treated daily,” says Caryn Berman, SANCA Wedge Gardens’ OT.

“It was therapeutic and fun and the patients were sad to see them leave. The partnership between the university and SANCA Wedge Gardens really assists the students, who get a glimpse into working in the challenging field of psychiatric OT,” she adds.

For more information about SANCA Wedge Gardens and its Full Circle Recovery Programme, visit