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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
Pregnant women are at increased risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours (SIB) compared to the general population. To date, studies have focused on the psychiatric correlates of SIB with lesser attention given to the associated contextual risk...
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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 August 2017
Savings in mental healthcare cost lives

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 17:15
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UCT flag at half mast to honour Esidimeni victims

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
Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair

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

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:15
Pioneering research on drivers with HIV and metabolic syndrome

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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