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SADAG has over 160 free Support Groups. To find out more about joining or starting a Support Group click here.


#BraveTogether with Maybelline

SADAG & Maybelline launch the #BraveTogether dedicated WhatsApp counselling chat line available 7 days a week, from 8 am-5 pm.

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Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM Volume 9 Issue 2

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Kayla on 011 234 4837  media@anxiety.org.za


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It’s the small things that make a BIG difference. Sign up for the “My School | My Village | My Planet” Card and start making a difference to Mental Health in South Africa today.

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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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Non-adherence is a very common experience, and a significant public health concern that prevents patients from realising the full benefits of their treatment, and negatively impacts on individuals and their families. If you are 18 years or older, AND, are prescribed an antidepressant medication, please take 5 minutes to complete a very easy questionnaire about your medication. By taking part in this study you can help us to understand why some people stop taking their medication, and to develop better ways of helping those who have difficulty sticking to their medication. Participation is completely voluntary, confidential and anonymous, so no personal information will be provided to anyone at all. We also encourage you to share this with other family members, friends or colleagues who are eligible to take part in the survey, to help us reach our target. This study has been approved by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and the University of South Africa (UNISA). The results of the study will be published in early 2015.

To complete the questionnaire, choose one of the options below that is most convenient for you:

1.    ONLINE: Click here for the link to go to Survey Monkey and fill in the questionnaire online. www.surveymonkey.com/s/SADAGAdherenceSurvey

2.    Download here, complete it and e-mail it back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR fax it back to 011 234 8182,

3.    To complete the survey over the telephone, you can SMS “Adherence” to 31393, or PHONE 0800 33 33 77, and we will call you back.

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