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South Africa’s unique history, characterised by apartheid, a form of constitutional racial segregation and exploitation, and a long period of political violence and state-sponsored oppression ending only in 1994, suggests a high level of trauma...
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Friday, 23 June 2017
Understanding the human mind

Professor Dan Stein, Head of the Dept of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT was awarded the NSTF’s TW Kambule award for research contributions over the past 5-10 years

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 15:30
Autism Awareness in Africa

April was global Autism Awareness Month. As part of the initiative, the BBC World Service had a special feature on Autism in Africa

Publication Date:
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 17:30
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
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:
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 09:15