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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), situated in Rivonia is looking for mature telephone counsellors who would like to give back to the community by being the voice of hope for callers in their time of need. SADAG offers free telephonic counselling, information on mental illness and referrals to Mental Healthcare professionals, clinics and hospitals.

SADAG helps callers countrywide with mental health queries and is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.  The NGO is the largest mental health advocacy group in Africa and receives up to 400 calls per day. To help keep its 15 helplines running, SADAG is currently looking for compassionate, mature counsellors with life experience who are able to volunteer just 4 hours per week. All new volunteers will receive training at the beginning of March including additional on-site training, which can be started when convenient and is done either during the day, evenings or weekends, for those who work full time.

Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience and highlights just what an important role each of us plays in our community. To download the SADAG volunteer application form visit – just click on the link under the VOLUNTEER section on the front page, open the document, fill it in and follow the instructions. For more information you can also contact Justine on 011 234 4837 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Applications close on the 12th of February 2017.


  • “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you SADAG for saving my life and bring my confidence back thank you, thank you thank you. Keep on doing the great work u are doing. I love you all.”
  • “If you have a phone then phone SADAG at their number above - 0800 567 567. You might feel like everything is hopeless and overwhelming, but they understand what you are going through and know how to help you. It just takes the one phone call.”
  • “Next year I plan to get more involved. So much we can do, let's fight this stigma, SADAG, I am right behind you!”
  • “Oh bless your heart, thank you so very much. Yes I think he will need face to face counselling and hoping that you may be able to suggest someone and where to go. Thank you for responding so quickly.”
  • “Oh my gosh thank you thank you so much. I am so grateful. I am trying to get hold of Dad and see how he feels. Thank you once again.”

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