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20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughts
20% of new mothers in peri-urban areas suffer from suicidal thoughtsArticle

One in five pregnant women and new mothers living in peri-urban areas investigated in UCT's Drakenstein Child Health Study are likely to experience suicidal thoughts...

30 Apr 2021

NPO mental health support programme, helpline launched
NPO mental health support programme, helpline launchedArticle

Tshikululu Social Investments has partnered with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on an NPO mental health support programme called NPOwer to provide psychological first aid to NPOs...

30 Oct 2020

The psychological impact of lockdown
The psychological impact of lockdownArticle

Maintaining good mental health has emerged as a major challenge for South Africans this year, in large part due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic...

12 Oct 2020

Why a mental detox is vital for your well-being
Why a mental detox is vital for your well-beingArticle

How would you rate your current mental well-being?

Anja van Beek 8 Oct 2020

#MentalHealth4SMEs: You are what you eat
#MentalHealth4SMEs: You are what you eatArticle

In this series, Jeff Lomey and Mark Wortley share top mental health tips that can assist SME owners to reach business success...

Jeff Lomey & Mark Wortley 13 Aug 2020

#MentalHealth4SMEs: Are you getting enough sleep?
#MentalHealth4SMEs: Are you getting enough sleep?Article

In this series, Jeff Lomey and Mark Wortley share top mental health tips that can assist SME owners to reach business success...

Jeff Lomey & Mark Wortley 5 Aug 2020

#MentalHealth4SMEs: Poor mental health can kill your business
#MentalHealth4SMEs: Poor mental health can kill your businessArticle

In this series, Jeff Lomey and Mark Wortley share top mental health tips that can assist SME owners to reach business success...

Jeff Lomey & Mark Wortley 30 Jul 2020

Poor mental health is as big a threat as poor physical health in the time of corona
Poor mental health is as big a threat as poor physical health in the time of coronaArticle

The health crisis overshadowing our nation is not limited to physical health. As much as it's a threat to physical health, the threat of the virus itself along with the resultant lockdown are likely to have severe short- and long-term impacts on mental health...

19 Jun 2020

Keep workers' mental well-being in mind during lockdown
Keep workers' mental well-being in mind during lockdownArticle

Even though the extension of South Africa's lockdown until the end of April may not have been unexpected, companies would do well to consider the mental impact this prolonged period of isolation could have on their employees...

22 Apr 2020

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Business travel, could it be bad for your mental health?Article

More than half of local travellers believe business trips do not impact on their health. However, statistics tell a different story: Most business travellers skip exercising, sleepless and forgo healthy eating which impacts health and increases stress levels...

23 Oct 2019

Let's talk therapy. Together we can break the stigma around mental health
Let's talk therapy. Together we can break the stigma around mental healthArticle

October is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means it's time to talk about a set of problems that afflict everyone in our society. Shifting the way we discuss emotional distress is an important first step towards healing as a nation...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 10 Oct 2019

Treating mental issues in the workplace
Treating mental issues in the workplaceArticle

The use of anti-depressants in South Africa has increased by more than 50% over the last five years. This, together with the classification of some mental illnesses as disabilities, is resulting in organisations having to rethink how they approach the recruitment process...

3 Sep 2019

Mental illness and human rights: Implementing ethical practices
Mental illness and human rights: Implementing ethical practicesArticle

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa...

7 May 2019

#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling
#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darlingArticle

Immaculately-dressed, globe-trotting and adorably doll-like, Noonoouri has made an enviable splash in the world of high fashion - but she only exists on the web...

Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Apr 2019

R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete
R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital completeArticle

The new occupational therapy and sports facilities at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital were opened this month, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month...

29 Oct 2018

#Loeries2018: All the student awards finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the student awards finalists!Article

Finalists in the student awards' categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

14 Aug 2018

#GlobalMentalHealth: Stress impacts corporate bottom line
#GlobalMentalHealth: Stress impacts corporate bottom lineArticle

Burnout is responsible for a loss of earnings estimated at R40,6bn, equalling 2,2% of the country's annual GDP...

10 Oct 2016

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15 open for entry
Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15 open for entryArticle

South African journalists are encouraged to enter the Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15, which close for entries on 25 September 2014...

29 Jul 2014

Report abuse of mental patients, urges MEC
Report abuse of mental patients, urges MECArticle

Gauteng Health's MEC Hope Papo has encouraged families and communities to report any suspected abuse of mental patients to the provincial Mental Health Review Board (MHRB).

18 Oct 2013

Breathe for mental health
Breathe for mental healthArticle

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month (October) and World Mental Health Day (10 October), Psychologies magazine will include a breathing ‘kit,' to encourage readers to breathe consciously for emotional and mental health.

2 Oct 2009

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