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Mental Health

Mental health is crucial for both college students and employees, as it directly impacts their well-being and productivity. Prioritizing mental health not only enhances personal happiness and academic success but also fosters a positive work environment and boosts overall job performance.

The Wellbeing Department urges all employees and students to consider their mental health. This page empowers those in need with the tools and channels to get help.

Helpline Directory

Akeso psychiatric response unit
+27 (0) 86 143 5787
Alcoholics Anonymous
+27 (0) 86 143 5722
ChildLine
+27 (0) 80 005 5555
Elderly Helpline
+27 (0) 80 000 3081
Family and marriage society of South Africa
+27 (0) 11 975 7107
GBVF-related service complaints (SAPS)
+27 (0) 80 033 3177
Gender Based Violence command centre
+27 (0) 80 042 8428 or *120*7867#
Human Trafficking
+27 (0) 800 073 7283 / +27 (0) 82 455 3664
Ithemba Drug Toll-Free number
+27 (0) 80 022 3217
Legal Aid advice line (toll free)
+27 (0) 80 011 0100
Lifeline crisis line
+27 (0 86 132 2322 / +27 (0) 11 728 1347
Narcotics anonymous SA
+27 (0) 83 900 6962
National AIDS helpline
+27 (0) 80 001 2322
National Human Trafficking Helpline
+27 (0) 80 022 2777
Persons with disabilities
SMS HELP to 31531
Rape Crisis Cape Town
+27 (0) 21 447 9762
SA Depression and Anxiety Group suicide line
+27 (0) 80 056 7567 / +27 (0) 11 234 4837
SAPS crime stop
+27 (0) 86 001 0111
SASSA call centre
+27 (0) 80 060 1011 / +27 (0) 80 070 1701
Stop gender violence centre
+27 (0) 86 132 2322 / +27 (0) 80 015 0150
Stop Stockouts campaign
+27 (0) 84 855 7867 / +27 (0) 11 728 7365
Substance abuse helpline
+27 (0) 80 012 1314