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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

WHATSAPP NUMBERS

8AM – 5PM

Cipla Mental Health
076 882 2775

Maybelline BraveTogether
087 163 2030

Ke Moja Substance Abuse
087 163 2025

UNIVERSITY LINES

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EMERGENCY Contact Numbers for Students in South Africa - Click here

REQUEST A CALLBACK

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Request a Callback from a Counsellor
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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 2023

2023 Mental Health Calendar

To view our Mental Health Calendar
click here

QUESTIONNAIRES

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Do You want to check your Mental Health?

Click here for questionnaires

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HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR

 


WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN VOLUNTEERS

 

  • Volunteers should be 21 years old or older
  • Be committed to being a SADAG volunteer as a telephonic counsellor for at least 12 months
  • It is beneficial to have a background in psychology or some experience in mental health
  • Once fully trained, counsellors are expected to complete a weekly four hour shift. Our shift times are Monday-Sunday; 8am-12pm; 12pm-4pm or 4pm-8pm

 


THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer counsellor.

Applications are now open.

Click here to complete the form

 


VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

  • Our volunteer lay counsellor training is a combination of online self study, and face to face connect sessions
  • Assessments and feedback sessions are completed throughout the training
  • Volunteers are required to attend monthly Counsellor Meetings which are held on the last Saturday of every month, between 9am and 11am.

 


ONGOING SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS

 

  • Supervision and support during shifts
  • We provide ongoing support during every shift to promote counsellor development
  • Onsite debriefing and case management
  • Access to regular mental health information resources

 


OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

 

 


VOLUNTEERING AT SADAG

 

 

 

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If you have any further queries, please contact Lara 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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