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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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During South Africa’s first two decades as a democracy, the Western Cape Province has undergone radical changes to its healthcare system in an effort to address the extensive socioeconomic inequities that remain in the aftermath of the apartheid era...
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Monday, 25 March 2019
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:
Fri, 06 Nov 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:
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 14:00
Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans

Dr Eugene Lee Davids, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Adolescent Health Research Unit, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was most recently listed in the Mail & Guardian as one of 200 young South Africans.

Publication Date:
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - 13:30
New Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

New Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University in the USA, as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 12:45

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