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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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Mental health has been included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, uncertainty exists about the extent to which the major social determinants of mental disorders are addressed by these goals. The aim of this study was to develop a...
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Thursday, 19 July 2018
Ground-breaking Neuroscience centre

“We are gathered to mark a moment in the life of neuroscience at UCT; a moment to say ‘we believe in what you want to do; believe it’s worth investing in,’ ” said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, during the breaking-ground ceremony of the new Neuroscience Centre on Tuesday night.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:15
Making a case for investing in mental health

Drawing on his research and policy engagement work over the past two decades, Professor Crick Lund presented a compelling case for investing in population mental health during his inaugural lecture in the New Learning Centre on 23 May.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:45
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

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