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Our Department aims to be a leading department of academic excellence that produces transformative and integrative teaching, research, healthcare and public service relevant to mental illness and well-being in local, African and global contexts.
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Standardised measurement of child and adolescent mental health has become increasingly important as a way to identify young people at risk, to define and monitor outcomes, to predict clinical service needs, and for comparative global studies about...
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Our Departmental Newsletter makes it possible for everyone to share useful information and experiences, and highlight particular contributions in and around our large department.

News

Saturday, 18 February 2017

With 94+ patients dead and more displaced, the Health Ombudsman calls for justice. The release of the Health Ombudsman, Professor Makgoba’s, report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients in the Gauteng province has triggered an outcry.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 17:15
UCT

The scope of the Esidimeni tragedy and the depth of the sadness that it has caused is immeasurable. How do we lose 94 lives so flippantly, so negligently and in such a cruel manner? When students at the University of Cape Town raise awareness of mental health issues, this is the reality that they are pointing to

Publication Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 15:30

Dr Sean Baumann’s stirring cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair comes to the Baxter for a limited season this February.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:15

UCT’s Dr Hetta Gouse will tackle much-needed research and neuropsychological testing for vocational drivers, thanks to a prestigious Emerging Global Leader Award from the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in the US.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 09:30

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