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FOUNDER ZANE WILSON

For Queries Zane@sadag.org

HELPLINE NUMBERS

24-HOUR TOLL-FREE EMERGENCY HELPLINES

Suicide Crisis Helpline
0800 567 567

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Helpline
0800 12 13 14
SMS 32312

Cipla Mental Health Helpline
0800 456 789
SMS 31393

NPOwer SA Helpline
0800 515 515
SMS 43010

Healthcare Workers Care Network Helpline
0800 21 21 21
SMS 43001

UFS #Fair Kitchens Chefs Helpline
0800 006 333

8AM-8PM TOLL-FREE HELPLINES

Dr Reddy’s Mental Health Helpline
0800 21 22 23

Adcock Ingram Depression & Anxiety Helpline
0800 70 80 90

ADHD Helpline
0800 55 44 33

Pharma Dynamics Police & Trauma Helpline
0800 20 50 26

8AM-8PM SADAG OFFICE NUMBER

SADAG
011 234 4837

Counselling Queries
zane@sadag.org (Founder)

WHATSAPP NUMBERS

8AM – 5PM

Cipla Mental Health
076 882 2775

Maybelline BraveTogether
087 163 2030

Ke Moja Substance Abuse
087 163 2025

Have Hope Chat Line
087 163 2050

UNIVERSITY LINES

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Mental Health Calendar 2024

2023 Mental Health Calendar

To view our Mental Health Calendar
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QUESTIONNAIRES

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Do You want to check your Mental Health?

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), which is now going into its 24th year of running an 18 line call centre for callers dealing with all Mental Health issues, including the country’s only Suicide Helpline. SADAG is in need of additional volunteer telephonic Counsellors. The need for more people on our shifts, is due to the massive publicity over the last few years which has led to an increase in calls to the call centre.

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We train all our telephonic counsellors over a weekend at the beginning of March, and prior to that you have the opportunity to sit in our call centre and train under our senior counsellors. “Working on the evening shifts, after a day at work, by helping other people who have problems by giving advice, referrals and someone they can confide in .“said R. (Male 60+). Our Shifts are from 8am to 12pm, 12pm to 4pm or 4pm to 8pm, seven days a week.

SADAG has over 100 volunteer counselors who give their time, skills, and support to people who need assistance, guidance and referrals in dealing with various mental health issues such as Depression, Bipolar, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Panic, OCD and Suicidal thoughts, all of which our counsellors are trained to help with. They even help patients on the phone after a traumatic event, like Rape, Accidents, Violence and may assist them with being admitted to an appropriate hospital for treatment.

Many of our counsellors have had Depression or PTSD themselves and now feel stronger to help other people because they can fully understand what they are going through. “SADAG gives me the opportunity to give a Positive impact on other people’s lives, I believe we touch many people through our help and the messages I give, I strive to show empathy and direction on every call” says B.( 27 year old, Female).

For more information on volunteering at SADAG or for a volunteer counsellor application form, download the form at www.sadag.org – Just click on the link under the VOLUNTEER section to the Left Hand Side of the web page. Or call 0800 70 80 90 and speak to Lara or Zoleka.

The SADAG call centre answers an average of 400 calls a day and handles hundreds of emails, SMS’s, Facebook, and Twitter, “There are ways to contact us when you feel like you don’t have anywhere else to turn.” Said Cassey Chambers, Director.

Download Application Form Here

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