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Speaker Profiles

frans korb

Dr Frans August Korb received the a B.Sc. (Hons) (UFS), M.A. Clinical Psychology (Wits), M.B. Ch.B. (UCT), M.Med. Psychiatry (Wits). He is currently in full-time private practice as a Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist in Sandton and consults for SASOL. For Life Healthcare he consults at both Baneng Care Centre and Waverley Care Centre. Yearly he has been an invited lecturer at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria. He is currently the Board Chairman of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) and regularly attends and presents at local and international conferences, workshops, courses and CPD Programmes. Currently he is editor of ‘Mental Health Matters’ (Journal for general practitioners on mental health) and on the Editorial Board of ‘Neuron SA’.

dr Talatala

Dr Talatala is the previous President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) for 2014 – 2016 and honorary lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand. He also runs a Private Practice in Diepkloof, Soweto. While dealing with all mental health issues, he has a special interest in mood disorders and advocacy. A special focus as President of SASOP is to ensure Psychiatrists engage more with communities and key stakeholders to help network in the best interests of mental health.

Zamo Mbele

Zamo Mbele attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree and later an Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Arts in the faculty of the humanities. Zamo has also expressed his longstanding interest in human sciences, particularly abnormal psychology. He later completed his training as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of the Witwatersrand. Zamo currently works at Tara Hospital and in private practice. Zamo’s professional interests include working with sever psychopathology (including; schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder), dual diagnosis substance abuse patients, trauma therapy, and adolescents.


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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY ONLINE PRESS BRIEFING
WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2020
10AM – 11:30AM

TIME

TOPIC

SPEAKER

10:00

Opening & Intro

Cassey Chambers

SADAG Operations Director

10:05

Mental Health Impact during COVID19

Dr Frans Korb

Psychiatrist, Psychologist

SADAG Board Chairperson

10:20

State of Mental Health in SA & what Investment into Mental Health should look like

Dr Mvuyiso Talatala

Psychiatrist

Past President for SASOP

Chairperson of the SA Mental Health Alliance

10:35

SADAG Insights from Call Center

Cassey Chambers

Operations Director

10:50

The forgotten impact of Trauma on the Mental Health of Journalists

Zamo Mbele

Clinical Psychologist

SADAG Board Member

11:05

Announcement of the Cipla Mental Health Journalism Award Winners

Marion Scher

Journalist, Trainer and Author

11:15

Q&A Session

 

11:30

Closing

 

 

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