facebook twitter twitter tiktok   donate



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


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


student shaming

EMERGENCY Contact Numbers for Students in South Africa - Click here


counsellor button

Request a Callback from a Counsellor
Click here



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


questionnaire infographic

Do You want to check your Mental Health?

Click here for questionnaires

Professional Member Final


Join or renew your Annual Professional Membership


As the world has been forced to be adaptable during the pandemic, we are giving you more ways to make a difference in the current state of mental health services in South Africa. You can now choose how you would want to support SADAG by choosing one, or more, of the following ways to become a SADAG Professional member:


Option 1 – Pro-bono Sessions for two patients a year


Instead of requesting a membership fee, we would like to make an appeal for a donation of your pro-bono services. It is very concerning that many of our callers desperately need professional therapy sessions, however with the strained financial circumstances and the focus of Covid-19, there is little or no help available for them. It is for this reason that we request you to see two patients a year, for three pro-bono sessions and you will be registered as a full member with SADAG in our referral guide.  

Your pro-bono offering can be at your discretion – please tell us how you would wish to take on your two pro-bono patients for the year, and if you prefer face to face or online and we will personally call you to make the bookings. 

Become a SADAG professional Member in 2022 - Click Here


Option 2 – Annual Membership Fee


If you feel that the pro-bono session option is not for you, you can choose to pay the annual membership fee of R500. Your donation matters enormously to us - Without your support, we would not be able to assist thousands of people who require our help, recommendations and referrals to mental health help on a daily basis.

SADAG has the Mental Health Matters Journal, which is published every two months which is distributed FREE to over 4 000 professionals in the Mental Health and General Medical field. Every issue covers various and gives insight on new treatment techniques or insights that are being used worldwide. As a professional member of SADAG, you would have the opportunity to write articles for this incredible publication on a topic of your choosing and act as a guest expert speaker on for the various media/press requests that we receive on a daily basis.

Over and above the personal exposure you will receive as a SADAG Professional Member, you will be given the opportunity to present on our various webinars, or participating in our Facebook Friday conversations which reaches up to 15 000 people every week.

Click here to download the Professional Membership form for 2022. Please send this completed form, along with proof of payment to Petri on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By filling in a Professional Membership Form, SADAG will: 

  • Add you to our referral guide for referrals for our callers, some of which can afford private care, or through medical schemes. 
  • Send you brochures & practical self-help handouts for mental healthcare users and patients as you request them 
  • Send your details to local Support Groups and ensure you have the list of groups countrywide 
  • Add you to our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter which includes reminders about mental health awareness days, events, workshops and more. 
  • Free Subscription to the MHMJ journals 

Please indicate on the form how you would be interested in helping SADAG with pro-bono work, media interviews, journal articles, webinars, Facebook Fridays and which you are willing to do talks at local Support Group meetings. 

Your assistance matters enormously to us and we greatly value your contribution.

Please help us and help make a difference in South Africa which is in need of better mental healthcare for all!  

Should you have any questions or queries, please email Petri on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Partners