Current News


World Autism Day
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 08:45

World Autism Day (2nd April 2020) puts the spotlight on the challenges that people with Autism and others living with Autism face every day. Here a selection of journal articles are presented by Emerald Publishing. These are free to access till 17th April, 2020.

COVID-19 Resources
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 15:15

During this period of crisis there is an increasing amount of information available relating to coronavirus and COVID-19. In a socially responsive effort to provide credible, relevant and useful information a list of resources, articles and websites are provided below. They are broadly compiled into 3 groupings: 1) Managing mental health 2) Children, adolescents, and parenting 3) Credible updated information sources.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 - 13:30

A message from Vice Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on measures taken by the University of Cape Town executive and the Leadership Lekgotla regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Welcoming new co-chair of social responsiveness committee
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 - 14:15

Nasera Cader-Mokoa has just been elected as co-chair of the Social Responsiveness Committee in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.

TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric disorders
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 13:00

In a Podcast by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, host Dan Klein talks to Department of Psychiatry and Mental Healths Professor Petrus de Vries. They discuss tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-associated neuropsychiatric disorders, otherwise known as TAND.

International day for Older Persons event
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 15:15

This year’s International Day for Older Persons – 1st of October 2019 - was celebrated by the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Social Responsiveness Committee and the Division of Neuropsychiatry.

South Africa's mental health spend
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 07:45

Sumaiyah Dockrat and Prof Crick Lund, staff members at UCT, have written a piece on South Africa's mental health spend, coinciding with World Mental Health Day. Written for The Conversation, it's entitled 'We did the sums on South Africa's mental health spend. They're not pretty.'

Social Responsiveness event: Harm reduction
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 - 12:45

The Division of Addictions Psychiatry hosted a Social Responsiveness event “Harm Reduction: Common Sense of Non Sense” on 17 September 2019 at Valkenberg Hospital.

PRIME draws to a close
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 15:30

The Programme for Improving Mental Health (PRIME) was set up as a way to find solutions to the huge treatment gap between those individuals in need of mental health care and those who actually recieve it.

Prof Dan Stein wins lifetime achievement award
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 13:30

Professor Dan Stein, head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT), was recently honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry.

Call for applications: MPhil in Intellectual Disability
Thu, 25 Jul 2019 - 07:45

Applications for a Master of Philosophy degree in Intellectual Disability are open. The MPhil in Intellectual disability is an academic research degree which aims to build practitioner research capacity and to contribute to knowledge generation and translation in the field of intellectual disability in South Africa and Africa. The deadline is 30th September.

Annual Departmental Research Day
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 17:15

The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) was proud to host the annual Departmental Research Day on the 11th of June 2019. The theme for the day was ‘Research Stories’. Speakers were asked to share when and how their research stories developed; how they built a research path as part of their academic identity; what were challenges and barriers; and what were tips and advice they would offer others.