World Mental Health Day - Final Update
GunRun on 11th October: You can run but you can’t hide!
Get Laughing for Mental Health: With top comedians at the Market Theatre
On Saturday the 10th October, World Mental Health Day, 6 of South Africa’s top comedians will go head-to-head for mental health. This night of laughs, which will certainly raise your spirits and get you feeling ‘mentally healthy’, will be raising funds for SADAG. MC Rabin Harduth, the Christian Indian with a Jewish name, will have everyone laughing before the ‘acts’ hit the stage. The line-up includes Joey Rasdien, who will entertain as only Joey can; Kedibone Mulaudzi who will tear the roof off the Market Theatre; Magic Man (Andrew Eland), Vittorio Leonardi; and Tshepo Mogale will leave you rolling in the aisles. So if a night of hilarity and fun is just what the doctor ordered, get to the Market Theatre in Newtown on Saturday the 10th October at 8:00pm. Tickets are R150 and are available from Fatima at SADAG on 011 262 6396 or 072 089 4346.
Psychologies magazine is launching the ‘Breathe for Wellbeing’ campaign in its October/November issue to get South Africans to get readers thinking, talking and coping better with their day-to-day lives through the simple act of conscious breathing. The campaign, which coincides with World Mental health Day on the 10th October, emphasizes the benefits of conscious breathing for emotional and mental health.
A ‘breathing ‘kit’, consisting of two red balloons and an instruction card, will be bagged with the October/November 2009 issue of the magazine, to invite Psychologies readers to start the process. Readers are encouraged to use one of the balloons for themselves and then pass one on to a friend, colleague or loved one. The campaign is fun, playful and interactive, while carrying a vital message about physical and mental health.
The October/November issue of PSYCHOLOGIES will be on shelf 30 September – please also look out for our advert which Psychologies very kindly donated free space for!
Dr Colinda Linde’s Panic Prevention Workshop – 10th October
Dr Colinda Linde’s panic workshop was incredibly successful and as we were over-subscribed, Dr Linde has very kindly agreed to hold another workshop on World Mental Health Day, the 10th October in Sandton at 2pm. We have space for only 40 participants so anyone wishing to attend, please contact Chevonne on 011 262 6396. The workshop is a must for anyone who suffers from Panic Disorder, or has a loved one who does. At a cost of only R100, this is an invaluable opportunity.
“ Dr Linde has totally changed my attitude. I can cope so much better now after 5 years of not knowing where to turn” (K mD)
Panic Workshop in Cape Town - 10th October
· What is depression, and how it can be recognized in the youth
· Identifying suicidal behaviour.
· Skills for interventions by teachers, parents, NGO’s and counselors.
· Panel Discussion and Question and answers.
Established artist, Nicky Leigh, will be presenting over 20 paintings and drawings on the theme of Depression from October 6th - 22nd October at the Jack Heath Gallery at UKZN. This coincides with World Mental Health Day in South Africa, and having depression herself she hopes to offers inspirations and encouragement to both sufferers and to others through her work. Her work aims to encourage creative perseverance in the face of overwhelming hopelessness. A series of FREE lectures by professionals on all Mood Disorders will accompany the exhibition on Saturday the 17th October. These presentations are aimed at informing the public about depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and to offer help to sufferers as well as to family members.
Get educated and aware this World Mental Health Day! There’s lots to do around the country. The eight activities above are some of the bigger ones but there are many and to make it easy we have listed the areas below and on our website http://www.sadag.co.za/. We would like to give a special thanks to the sponsors below who have enabled us to put on this enormous promotional day.
We have put contacts and topics for all 45 activities that are open to the public on the website's homepage.
Founder and Director
0800 70 80 90 or 0800 567 567 or sms 31393 or visit our website for full details on www.sadag.co.za
IN THE WORKPLACE
Research on Depression in the Workplace.
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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's
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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Kayla on 011 234 4837 email@example.com
It’s the small things that make a BIG difference. Sign up for the “My School | My Village | My Planet” Card and start making a difference to Mental Health in South Africa today.
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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Dr Reddy's Help Line
0800 21 22 23
Cipla 24hr Mental Health Helpline
0800 456 789
Pharmadynamics Police &Trauma Line
0800 20 50 26
Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline
0800 70 80 90
0800 55 44 33
Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline
0800 12 13 14
Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567
SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837
Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hour
0861 435 787
Cipla Whatsapp Chat Line
(9am-4pm, 7 days a week)
076 882 2775
24 hour Healthcare Workers Care Network Helpline
0800 21 21 21
0800 515 515
EMERGENCY Contact Numbers for Students in South Africa - Click here
MENTAL HEALTH CALENDAR 2021
Teen Suicide Prevention Week
14 - 21 February
World Bipolar Day
SA Bipolar Awareness Day
Substance Abuse Awareness Day
Mental Health Awareness Month
1 – 31 July
Panic Awareness Day
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Awareness Month
1 - 31 October
View our list of informative Infographics.
SADAG KZN Branch
SADAG has an office in Durban with the support of Psychiatrist Dr Suvira Ramlall and Clinical Psychologist, Suntosh Pillay. Administrated by Lynn Norton
The KZN Branch is deeply committed to:
- Launching new Support Groups
- Workshops on Mental Health
- School Talks on Suicide Prevention
- Corporate Wellness For KZN companies
Want to become a volunteer counsellor? Contact Senzi 011 234 4837
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If you are interested in starting a Support Group, please contact Krystle on 0800 21 22 23.
To find a Support Group in your area, please phone SADAG on 0800 21 22 23.
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Mental Health & Depression Book
A book called Surfacing, in which Marion Scher has sat down with a number of South Africans to share their stories of their personal struggles with mental health issues.
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