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Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP...

Issued by SACAP 24 Apr 2017

HPCSA on psych scope of practice

The HPCSA has issued a statement clarifying the current situation on the regulations defining the scope of the profession for psychology...

9 Mar 2017

Gauteng increases mental health spending after Esidimeni crisis

Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy tabled a R108bn budget for the province, which included R10bn added to the baseline of departments to meet increased demand...

By Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2017

The Esidimeni 94

A press statement from the CEO of COHSASA, Ms Jacqui Stewart, on the report of the Office of the Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, No guns: 94+ silent deaths and still counting...

Issued by COHSASA 13 Feb 2017

Gauteng Health HOD suspended

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed the Head of the Department of Health, Dr Tiego Selebano, on precautionary suspension in line with the recommendation of the Heath Ombudsman...

9 Feb 2017

SASOP calls for action on the state of mental health

An urgent call to overhaul of the entire mental healthcare system in Gauteng has been made by the SASOP, in response to the health ombud's report on the deaths of mentally ill patients...

9 Feb 2017

Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

With so many children starting school, parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms of ADHD to ensure they don't go unnoticed – and untreated...

18 Jan 2017

Drug education and why it is important to every individual

With illegal drugs easily made available to anyone looking for them, it is important that people focus on raising awareness about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

UN castigates DoH for Esidimeni deaths

The UN said the deaths of psychiatric patients is a human rights violation resulting from poor planning...

6 Dec 2016

Social contracts and treating mental illness

Psychiatrists need to "think out of the box" when treating mentally ill patients, such as working together with communities and respecting patients...

28 Nov 2016

Changing the status quo in mental health treatment

When a patient with whom he thought he had a good rapport punched him in the face, Dr Manaan Kar Ray found himself ashamed, mentally exhausted, and anxious...

23 Nov 2016

The battle for better mental health care

AU chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma urged the WHO to back the bid for the World Bank to switch from loans to grants to fund health projects...

21 Nov 2016

Health MEC breaks her silence on psychiatric patients

In June 2015, Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, announced that the department would terminate its contract with private hospital group, Life Healthcare...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 10 Nov 2016

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International

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 2 days ago

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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