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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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Monday, 24 September 2018
Teen suicide in the spotlight

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suicide is the second most common cause of death in teenagers and young adults between 10 and 24 years. According to WHO, around a million people commit suicide each year, and it is predicted that by 2020 this figure will rise to 1.53 million.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 17:15
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

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