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Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM Volume 8 Issue 6

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If you are a journalist writing a story contact Kayla on 011 234 4837  media@anxiety.org.za


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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 Volunteer Counsellors




How to become a Volunteer Counsellor


What we look for in Volunteers:

  • Volunteers should be 21 years old or older
  • Volunteers should be situated in Johannesburg or willing to travel to Rivonia on a regular basis
  • Be committed to being a SADAG volunteer as a telephonic counsellor for at least 6 months
  • It is beneficial to have a background in psychology or some experience in mental health
  • Once training has been completed, volunteers are required to commit to at least one 4-hour counselling call center shift per week, during the 8am-12pm; 12pm-4pm or 4pm-8pm time slots available 7 days a week.


The application process:

Applications are closed for 2021 - Applications for the 2022 intake will begin in December 2021

  • Complete and submit the online application form.
  • After the application has been processed, applicants will be called for a telephonic interview.
  • Suitable applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview in the Call Center in Rivonia.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to start the Training Program.


Click here to fill in the application form



What the Counsellor Volunteer Training Involves:

  • Volunteers have to complete a 12 part training program which entails 8 online e-learning sessions and 4 on-site practical training shifts.
  • Following the 12 training sessions, a final assessment will be completed.
  • Volunteers are required to attend monthly Counsellor Meetings which are held on the last Saturday of every month, between 9am and 11am. (Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are hosted via Zoom)


Ongoing support once you have become a Volunteer Counsellor


  • Mentorship programs run by senior SADAG counsellors
  • Free debriefing after difficult or emotionally taxing calls
  • Supervision and support during shifts
  • Online Support Group for counsellors
  • Regular emails with interesting local and international articles, webinars and new info related to mental health



Other Volunteer options



Volunteering at SADAG





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