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The power of the Power of Attorney and mental health
The power of the Power of Attorney and mental healthArticle

The general perception is that a power of attorney provides for a person to be appointed to sign documentation on your behalf or to manage your affairs when you are unable to do so yourself. Many therefore signs a power of attorney, where they are concerned that they will be unable to make decisions in future, due to failing mental health. Power of Attorneys are also widely used to manage affairs of persons with failing mental health. The important question here is whether the Power of attorney has power beyond mental illness?

Issued by Milpark Education 11 May 2021

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

Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human right
Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human rightArticle

A webinar, focused on highlighting the imperative for a concerted and collaborative effort to accelerate access to palliative care during Covid-19 and beyond, took place on Sunday, 24 January 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 3 Feb 2021

Mathari Hospital is the only psychiatric hospital in Kenya. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images
Why Africa needs to invest in mental healthArticle

More than 13% of the global burden of disease is due to disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Almost three-quarters of this burden lies in low- and middle-income countries, because of extremely scarce health resources and investment...

Benedict Weobong & Justice Nonvignon 13 Oct 2020

Counselling Hub boosts mental healthcare response during Covid-19 crisis
Counselling Hub boosts mental healthcare response during Covid-19 crisisArticle

As South Africa's Covid-19 response shut down many options for access to mental healthcare services, Woodstock's Counselling Hub recognised the critical need to still be available to its low-income community...

19 Jun 2020

Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19
Surviving as a virtual SME in the time of Covid-19Article

Gavin Weale, CEO and founder of Digify Africa, shares ten things the virtual SME has learned in the time of Covid-19...

Gavin Weale 11 May 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near futureArticle

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

marian salzman 13 Dec 2019

Training more registered counsellors
Training more registered counsellorsArticle

For the past three years SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology) has been offering a highly sought after Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Psychology) [BPsych Equivalent Programme] at its Cape Town and Johannesburg campuses...

Issued by SACAP 3 Dec 2019

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We did the sums on South Africa's mental health spend. They're not prettyArticle

South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental healthcare in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020...

Sumaiyah Docrat & Crick Lund 9 Oct 2019

Educating the innovators for community mental health promotion
Educating the innovators for community mental health promotionArticle

While there's far more focus than there has ever been on the importance of mental health; worldwide, the majority of people with mental health concerns do not access the care they need to transform their lives...

Issued by SACAP 23 Sep 2019

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramakgopa
Gauteng Health in search of 16 Life Esidimeni patientsArticle

The Gauteng Health Department has traced five more Life Esidimeni patients, bringing down the number of unaccounted patients to 16...

4 Mar 2019

Professor Bonga Chiliza
SA needs stronger leadership and increased budgets in mental healthcareArticle

The psychiatric profession should play a greater role in advocating for patients' rights and improving management of mental health in the public sector...

11 Jan 2019

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterrstock
South Africa's children aren't getting the mental health care they needArticle

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades...

Renata Schoeman 6 Dec 2018

R10m to recruit mental healthcare practitioners in EC
R10m to recruit mental healthcare practitioners in ECArticle

In a bid to address mental healthcare in the Eastern Cape Health Department, the ministry has announced that a budget of R10m has been set aside to recruit health practitioners...

4 Sep 2018

Life Esidimeni families receive compensation
Life Esidimeni families receive compensationArticle

Families of the 134 Life Esidimeni victims have received compensation from the Gauteng Provincial Government...

25 Jun 2018

Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary healthcare centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues. Direct Relief/Tobin Greensweig
Why indigenous medicine could play a role in rebuilding health systemsArticle

Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistanto the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on healthcare provision are all too visible...

Jean-Benoit Falisse and Serena Masino 20 Jun 2018

Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, acting head of department, Gauteng Health
Department promises extra vigilance on mental health NGOsArticle

Having learnt lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Gauteng Department has taken extraordinary measures to increase the number of audits at mental health NGOs...

9 Apr 2018

Former Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Oupa Nkosi
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecutedArticle

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges...

Mia Malan 26 Mar 2018

#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2m
#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2mArticle

Government has been ordered to pay victims of the mental healthcare marathon project a total of R1.2 million each by no later than 19 June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

SACAP launches its first masters degree
SACAP launches its first masters degreeArticle

SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) is taking its range of successful programmes to new heights with the launch of a masters (MSocSci) degree in community mental health promotion...

Issued by SACAP 19 Mar 2018

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura
Independent curator will ensure Moseneke's #LifeEsidimeni decisions are implementedArticle

Gauteng premier David Makhura will appoint an independent curator who will ensure that all the decisions of retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke on the inquiry into the Life Esidimeni tragedy are implemented...

Claudi Mailovich 27 Feb 2018

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The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeniArticle

The Gauteng provincial government's resistance to paying constitutional damages to the families who lost their loved ones in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, may be tied to the fear of accepting greater responsibility...

Nelisiwe Msomi 12 Feb 2018

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Changing the way care is accessed
#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Changing the way care is accessedArticle

Recent studies show that over 17-million people in South Africa are dealing with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, PTSD and mood disorders...

10 Oct 2017

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHIArticle

However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation...

Nicci Botha 1 Oct 2017

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state
Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal stateArticle

It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients...

Nicci Botha 28 Jun 2017

Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade
Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining FairtradeArticle

Fairtrade was established as the champion of small producers but as the market has grown it has become more attractive to big companies...

Agatha Herman 15 May 2017

South Africa isn't budgeting for its care economy. What can be done about it
South Africa isn't budgeting for its care economy. What can be done about itArticle

The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ - as little as R500 (US$39) a month...

Lisa Vetten 17 Feb 2017

Gauteng Health HOD suspended
Gauteng Health HOD suspendedArticle

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
SASOP calls for action on the state of mental healthArticle

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...

8 Feb 2017

SACAP opens new campus in Pretoria
SACAP opens new campus in PretoriaArticle

Building on its solid growth over the past three years, the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) has opened its third campus in the country, in Pretoria...

6 Feb 2017

The battle for better mental health care
The battle for better mental health careArticle

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

Akeso Clinic, Umlhanga, KZN
New psychiatric facility opens in KZNArticle

A new private psychiatric clinic was almost full almost a week after opening, thanks to the increased awareness of mental health in communities...

1 Mar 2016

MEC closes Life Esidimeni, 2,000 mentally ill and disabled patients lose services
MEC closes Life Esidimeni, 2,000 mentally ill and disabled patients lose servicesArticle

Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, has decided to terminate the services of Life Healthcare Esidimeni, one of the largest public/private hospital partnerships in South Africa...

24 Nov 2015

Strong relationship between mental illness, cardiovascular disease
Strong relationship between mental illness, cardiovascular diseaseArticle

Mental illness and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are major causes of health problems worldwide and locally...

27 Oct 2015

Akeso launches a psychiatric intervention response unitArticle

As a specialised mental healthcare provider of numerous private psychiatric facilities in South Africa, Akeso Specialised Psychiatric Clinics has launched a psychiatric intervention response unit to come to the rescue of South Africans caught in the grip of a potentially life-threatening psychological emergency, who need immediate help and containment.

9 Sep 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

CMH helps integrate the mentally disabled into society
CMH helps integrate the mentally disabled into societyArticle

Cape Mental Health (CMH), through the FNB Fund, provides and facilitates mental health services to both adults and children in the Western Cape.

17 Jul 2013

Chamendran Naidoo
Once, twice, three times a 'ladyboy': A case of transsexualismArticle

Summer vacation is upon us, oh my readers. Conjured images appear of transoceanic flights, bleached Thai beach sand and sensual massages often concluded with the legendary 'happy ending'. Many of these 'happy endings' however have ended in a 'not-so-happy surprise' when the patron discovers his coy mistress to be a smiling mister.

Chamendran Naidoo 4 Dec 2012

Altering the course of schizophrenia with new researchArticle

The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is launching a large-scale research project to explore whether using early and aggressive treatment, individually targeted and integrating a variety of different therapeutic approaches, will reduce the symptoms and prevent the gradual deterioration of functioning that is characteristic of chronic schizophrenia.

22 Jul 2009

SA writers shine in Carter Centre FellowshipsArticle

Two South Africans, Glynis Horning and Metzi van der Merwe, are among 10 recipients of the twelfth annual Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, named last week by the Mental Health Programme of The Carter Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

15 Jul 2009

SAEPA and iKhambi Care Join ForcesArticle

The South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA) has concluded an historical deal with iKhambi Care Health Care Solutions to address the needs of its members, through the building of centres throughout the country providing essential primary and occupational health care services.

Issued by Paws 19 30 Aug 2008

New study says Oz nurses could carry some of the GP workloadArticle

According to new research Australia's "crisis in manpower”, currently being experienced regarding general practice doctors could be alleviated if better use was made of the expertise of practice nurses.

4 Mar 2008

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