Current News


Integrated approach to destigmatise mental health care
Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - 11:45

The stigma associated with chronic and infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, and mental health disorders have resulted in a breakdown of traditional in‑hospital psychiatric service models. But thanks to an innovative, multidisciplinary, patient‑centric approach that focuses on normalising access to mental health care, change is under way.

From Classic and Critical to Integrative Psychiatry
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 07:30

In an interview series by Psychiatric Times, entitled 'Conversations in Critical Psychiatry', Prof Dan Stein discusses travelling the middle road between scepticism and scientism in psychiatric research and treatment. 

Finding a way through
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 16:00

Professor Jackie Hoare, head of the Division of Liaision Psychiatry at Groote Schuur Hospital, is featured in the international section of  the most recent edition of RCPsych Insight.

UCT professor highlights the needs of autistic people in Africa
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 13:30

Professor Petrus de Vries' recent keynote address to the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) was provocatively titled: “What kind of research should we do and where should we do it?”

Risk factors and the prevention of depression
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 09:00

Potentially modifiable risk factors for depression, prevention of depression and the need for a shared framework for preventive interventions were the focus of the recent Academic Lunchtime Lecture, a weekly event hosted by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Covid-19 video
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 - 06:45

Prof Jackie Hoare, Head of Division of Liaison Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health presents a video in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Health. It reminds us of the severity and impact of Covid-19 and encourages everyone to help by wearing masks, keeping distant and re-thinking how we socialise.

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.