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Autism affects people everywhere in the world, but the problem is most significant in low- and middle-income countries. In this article Dr Lauren Franz and Prof Petrus de Vries consider how to offer support for young autistic children in South...
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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.


Monday, 22 April 2019
South African Human Rights Commission report on Mental Health

The South African Human Rights Commission recently released its report on the status of mental care in South Africa. The findings are crucially important in emphasising how much is needed from all of us to further improve mental health services in the country.

Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 - 09:45
Psychiatry society hosts 'As good as it gets'

The UCT Psychiatry Society recently hosted a screening of 'As Good as it Gets' with an interesting discussion that followed. These and other events highlight how the society is going from strength to strength.

Publication Date:
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 - 18:00
South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) host Prof Steve Rollnick

On Tuesday 12 March 2019, the South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) hosted Prof Steve Rollnick for a lecture exploring the clinical applicability of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in various contexts ranging from harmful substance use, ARV adherence and mental health. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 16:45
CPMH researchers share current research

The Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) researchers from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University came together to share their ongoing research projects. The goal of the rapid-fire presentations was to inform the greater research community of CPMH activities.

Publication Date:
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 14:45