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Mounting evidence has shown the enormous impact of mental disorders on the global burden of disease. Considering the broad consequences of untreated mental illness on the individual and society, it is imperative that immediate efforts be made to...
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Monday, 6 April 2020
World Autism Day

World Autism Day (2nd April 2020) puts the spotlight on the challenges that people with Autism and others living with Autism face every day. Here a selection of journal articles are presented by Emerald Publishing. These are free to access till 17th April, 2020.

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 08:45
COVID-19 Resources

During this period of crisis there is an increasing amount of information available relating to coronavirus and COVID-19. In a socially responsive effort to provide credible, relevant and useful information a list of resources, articles and websites are provided below. They are broadly compiled into 3 groupings: 1) Managing mental health 2) Children, adolescents, and parenting 3) Credible updated information sources.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 15:15

A message from Vice Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on measures taken by the University of Cape Town executive and the Leadership Lekgotla regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 - 13:30
Welcoming new co-chair of social responsiveness committee

Nasera Cader-Mokoa has just been elected as co-chair of the Social Responsiveness Committee in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 14:15