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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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SPEAKING BOOKS

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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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HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR

 


WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN VOLUNTEERS

 

  • Volunteers should be 21 years old or older
  • Volunteers should be situated in Johannesburg and willing to travel to Rivonia on a regular basis
  • Be committed to being a SADAG volunteer as a telephonic counsellor for at least 6 months
  • It is beneficial to have a background in psychology or some experience in mental health
  • Once training has been completed, volunteers are required to commit to at least one 4-hour counselling call centre shift per week, during the 8am-12pm; 12pm-4pm or 4pm-8pm time slots available 7 days a week.

 


THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer counsellor.

Applications are currently closed and will reopen in June. We look forward to receiving your application then

 

 


VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

  • Volunteers have to complete a 12-part training program which entails 8 online e-learning sessions and 4 on-site practical training shifts.
  • Following the 12 training sessions, a final assessment will be completed.
  • Volunteers are required to attend monthly Counsellor Meetings which are held on the last Saturday of every month, between 9am and 11am. (Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are hosted via Zoom)

 


ONGOING SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

 

  • Mentorship programs run by senior SADAG counsellors
  • Free debriefing after difficult or emotionally taxing calls
  • Supervision and support during shifts
  • Regular emails with interesting local and international articles, webinars and new information related to mental health

 


OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

 

 


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If you have any further queries, please contact Senzi on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 011 234 4837

 

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