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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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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Sunday, 5 April 2020
PRIME draws to a close

The Programme for Improving Mental Health (PRIME) was set up as a way to find solutions to the huge treatment gap between those individuals in need of mental health care and those who actually recieve it.

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 15:30
Prof Dan Stein wins lifetime achievement award

Professor Dan Stein, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 13:30
Call for applications: MPhil in Intellectual Disability

Applications for a Master of Philosophy degree in Intellectual Disability are open. The MPhil in Intellectual disability is an academic research degree which aims to build practitioner research capacity and to contribute to knowledge generation and translation in the field of intellectual disability in South Africa and Africa. The deadline is 30th September.

Publication Date:
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 - 07:45
Annual Departmental Research Day

The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) was proud to host the annual Departmental Research Day on the 11th of June 2019. The theme for the day was ‘Research Stories’. Speakers were asked to share when and how their research stories developed; how they built a research path as part of their academic identity; what were challenges and barriers; and what were tips and advice they would offer others.

Publication Date:
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 17:15