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Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Cassey or Kayla or Tracy on 011 234 4837


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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

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

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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SADAG is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group. On this website you will find comprehensive mental health information and resources to help you, a family member or loved one. [Read more]


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One of SADAG’s main objectives is to establish Support Groups in as many areas as possible, so that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to support. To date, SADAG has facilitated the establishment of over 160 Support Groups throughout the country.

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What would you say to someone who was interested in joining a Support Group?



It’s the small things that make a BIG difference. Sign up for the “My School | My Village | My Planet” Card and start making a difference to Mental Health in South Africa today.

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Supporting the Mental Health of South African NPOs



We need to look after the mental health of NPO’s now more than ever.

Supporting the Mental Health of South African NPO’s


Empowering NPO’s through the NPOwer Mental Health Support Programme

A first-of-its kind Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) Mental Health Support Programme and 24-hour toll-free Helpline to offer mental health care and support to all NPO’s has been launched in South Africa.

Called NPOwer, this initiative sees Tshikululu Social Investments partnering with SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) to provide psychological first aid to NPO leaders, staff and volunteers, many of whom are experiencing unprecedented strain and burnout caused by COVID-19.

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Online Toolkit For Mental Health And Covid19


SADAG Are Providing Support Through:

Online Toolkit on the SADAG website ( with free resources, online videos, reliable resources, coping skills, online tools and info on social distancing, self-isolation, etc

Chat online with a counsellor 7 days a week from 9am - 4pm via the Cipla Whatsapp Chat Line 076 882 2775. SMS 31393 or 32312 and a counsellor will call you back – available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. FREE online #Facebook Expert Chats daily, 1pm - 2pm on SADAG's Facebook Page.

SADAG Helplines providing free telephonic counselling, information, referrals and resources 7 days a week, 24 hours a day – call 0800 21 22 23, 0800 70 80 90 or 0800 456 789 or the Suicide Helpline 0800 567 567.

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Full Mental Health during COVID19 Lockdown Survey Findings Infographic

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Helpful Tips To Manage Your Stress And Anxiety During This Time & in the Workplace

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Help on Living With A Mental Illness And Coping During COVID19


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COVID-19 Webinars & Podcasts

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National and International Articles on COVID19 and Mental Health

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Resources for Parents & Teachers for Back-to-School

Ask the Doctor

Men And Depression

Men in South Africa battle to come forward with mental health problems due often to the stigma attached to mental health. Dr Korb, psychiatrist and psychologist makes it clear and easy to understand the many ways to get help and a diagnosis. Click here.



Anxiety And Panic Attacks

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Dr Colinda Linde, well known CBT expert, specializing in panic and anxiety, answers questions you may have after you have received your diagnosis. Click here.


Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Depression & Suicide

Sindi van Zyl

Radio presenter, GP and SADAG Board Member, Dr Sindi van Zyl, talks about identifying warning signs of Suicide and what to do to get help. She also shares her own personal experience of Depression and how she copes every day. Click here



Depressive Disorder And How To Cope

Zamo Mbele

Clinical Psychologist, Zamo Mbele discusses Depression and ways in which you can cope. Click here to view the video.


Bipolar Disorder


If you have recently been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Dr Leigh Jeanet, Sandton Psychiatrist, specialising in bipolar will answer some of the questions you may have, after your diagnosis. Click here.



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Shai Friedland (Cinical Psychologist) discusses Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the way people can get help should they be suffering from OCD. Click here to view the video.


Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination

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Nkini Phasha speaks on the stigma surrounding mental health and discrimination that people endure within communities. Click here to view the video.


Do You want to check your Mental Health?
Questionnaires below

  • If you think you may have Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you have Bipolar Disorder take this self rating questionnaire and discuss the findings with your mental health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have PTSD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.
  • If you think you may have Panic & Anxiety take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have Postnatal Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here
  • If you think you may have ADHD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here


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