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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.
Journal Article of the Month
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is recognized as a global public health concern, yet almost everything we know about ASD comes from high-income countries. Here we performed a scoping review of all research on ASD ever published in sub-Saharan Africa...
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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

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Social Responsiveness Event

The UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Social Responsiveness Committee celebrated World Autism Month at their inaugural event entitled: "Autism - Intervention for All" on 24 April at Valkenburg Hospital.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 09:15
Mental health care can be cost-effective in poorer countries

Findings by UCT’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care show that mental health care can be provided cost-efficiently to thousands of poor people in low- and middle-income countries.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 09:30
PRIME creates new mental healthcare blueprint for South Africa

The Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) recently published district mental healthcare plans from five low- and middle-income countries, notably South Africa, in a supplement to the British Journal of Psychiatry. 

Publication Date:
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 09:15
Esidimenis are going on all the time

Ironically, Esidimeni means “place of dignity”. It now refers to the care disaster in which people died (143 at last count) after being transferred from Life Esidimeni into nongovernmental and community organisations.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:00

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