The Crouch Bursary Fund was established to provide research funding for Occupational Therapists in the field of Psychiatry.
The Crouch Bursary Fund (registration no. 2019/462842) was officially registered as a non-profit company
with the CIPC on 16 September 2019. It has replaced The Crouch Trust, an NPO registered with the Department of Social Development
(registration no. 047-796) on 19 April 2006.
BOARD MEMBERS OF the Crouch Bursary Fund, 2019
PROF ROSEMARY CROUCH
PROF LISA WEGNER
Chairperson and Secretary
DR LEE RANDALL
MS ANNAH LESUNYANE
MS TANIA BUYS
DR ENOS RAMANO
MS MATTY VAN NIEKERK
We mourn the unexpected passing of dedicated, longstanding Board member Vivyan Alers in April 2018.
The savings which are held by the Crouch Bursary Fund were generated by the sale and royalties from the 5 editions of the book “Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health”.
The editors and publishers are as follows:
1st Edition, Editor Rosemary B Crouch, published by the University of Witwatersrand 1989
2nd Edition, Editor Rosemary B Crouch, published by the Life Healthcare Group, Johannesburg, in 1992
3rd Edition, Editors Rosemary Crouch and Vivyan Alers, published by Maskew, Miller and Longman in 1997
4th Edition, Editors Rosemary Crouch and Vivyan Alers, published by Whurr Publishers in 2005.
5th Edition, Editors Rosemary Crouch and Vivyan Alers, published by Wiley Blackwell, London in 2014
The Crouch Bursary Fund's main objectives are to:
Improve the care and treatment of persons with mental illness and those vulnerable to mental illness in South Africa, by encouraging scientific research.
Promote research in the psychiatric/mental health field of Occupational Therapy.
Provide funds for research incentives in the field of psychiatric/mental health Occupational Therapy in South Africa.
To create opportunities for experts (national and international) to present skill related courses in the field of mental health and mental illness to Occupational Therapists in South Africa.
Contribute by scientific research to the education of Occupational Therapists in South Africa.
Secondary objectives are to:
Maintain and promote the important intervention of Occupational Therapy at its highest level, as part of a team approach to the care of the mentally ill in South Africa.
FUNDING FOR COLLABORATIVE OR GROUP RESEARCH
The Crouch Bursary Fund has recently made funds available for collaborative or group research
in the psychiatric and mental health fields.
Members of the group may be from other professions in the health field but must comply with the professional criteria within their own professions.
At least one occupational therapist must be part of the group and the research must be undertaken in South Africa.