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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


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


011 234 4837


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


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Mental Health Calendar 2024

2023 Mental Health Calendar

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Mental Health in the Press (South Africa)

SADAG is dedicated to creating awareness around mental health through various press and media to reach more people throughout South Africa - via newspaper, online, radio, magazine and TV. Read some of the recent articles on mental health in SA and across the globe

- The families and patients of the Starwood Clinic are concerned about the relocation of the mental health care facility in Phoenix. Read more about the concerns over relocation in an article by Nadia Khan at independent online.
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- 'That afternoon I started planning my suicide': A local mom's account of suicidal ideation. As mother of three wrote to us to tell of her experience of suicidal ideation, sharing that she "can totally relate to this poor woman”. Read more in an article by Parent24.
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- End of year burnout: how to spot it and take action
People exhibiting early signs of exhaustion due to pandemic. Read more in an article by Nombuso Kumalo at Sowetan Live.
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- Spotlight on mental health. Now, as we are still in the grip of a global pandemic, there has been an unprecedented strain on collective and individual psyches from adapting to lockdown to the grief over the loss of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in an article by Alicestine October at Spotlight.
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- Marathon man reaches halfway mark. Sadag encourages people to show their support as Henry Cock continues on his journey to bring the title home. Read more in an article by Fourways Review.
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- The Challenges of Student Mental Health. There is growing concern over mental health issues affecting college students worldwide and World Mental Health Day on 10 October each year hopes to raise public awareness about such issues. Read more in an article by iafrica.
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