Current News


Ad Hominem Promotions
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 07:30

Four staff members in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health have recently received ad hominem promotion and were congratulated by Head of Department Prof Dan Stein.

COVID-19 media contributions
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 - 13:30

Lameze Abrahams, Principal Psychologist at Lentegeur Hospital, recently contribute to an article in Milady magazine, entitled, 'How the pandemic has shaped our lives'. 

Teen mental health
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 11:30

Dr Terri Henderson recently created a series of short video's on teen mental health at the request of the UCT Paediatrics Society for Paediatrics and Child Health.

Motivational Interviewing in South Africa
Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 08:30

Dr Goodman Sibeko, serves as Head of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town and was recently interviewed for a podcast on Motivational Interviewing in South Africa. He shares his knowledge and thoughts on the subject, covering a range of topics.

Conspiracy theories and Covid
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 08:45

An article authored by Dr Marc Roffey, Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, examines conspiracy theories and their re-emergence in the Covid-19 era. The article featured in the most recent edition of South African Psychiatry.

Lukoye Atwoli appointed Dean at Aga Khan Univeristy
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 07:30

Prof Lukoye has been appointed by Aga Khan University as Dean of Medical College, East Africa. His tenure will begin on 1st August 2020.

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry supports International Tourette Awareness Day
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 13:15

Prof Petrus de Vries from the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCT, joined the ‘Kwela’ team on television for an awareness-raising programme about tics and Tourette’s.

Passing of Lynn Gillis
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 08:00

Prof Dan Stein, current Head of Department, pays tribute to Prof Lynn Gillis, founding Head of the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at UCT, after his recent passing.

COVID-19: An international perspective
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 12:00

The Royal College of Psychiatrists presented a webinar entitled 'COVID-19: International Perspectives'. There were talks from Africa, Hong Kong and India. The webinar was recorded and is now available. 

Lori Lake - South African Child Gauge
Wed, 06 May 2020 - 06:45

Lori Lake is communications and education specialist at the Children’s Institute (CI), University of Cape Town and an editor of the 2019 South African Child Gauge

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 15:00

Despite these complicated times there are congratulations for a number of departmental registrars who have passed their exams. There is also news from the current group of Mphils with the Centre for Public Mental Health.



Webinar on mental health aspects of COVID-19
Wed, 15 Apr 2020 - 07:00

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is leaving a myriad of unanswered questions in its wake - and many pf these relate to the mental health of populations under lockdown, quarantine or self-isolation. The ill effects that this pandemic can have on the global mental health burden should not be underestimated - even more so in low-resource settings such as most countries on the African continent. A free webinar on the mental health aspects of the Covid-19 crisis in Africa was recorded on 14th April. Four invited speakers presented.