Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - 13:30

Dr Eugene Lee Davids, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Adolescent Health Research Unit, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He was most recently listed in the Mail & Guardian as one of 200 young South Africans.

New Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 12:45

New Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town brings hope for autism interventions in Africa. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Lauren Franz, from Duke University in the USA, as Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Death by maladministration
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 - 13:30

Death by administration: an important category of patient mortality. A letter to the editor of the South African Medical Journal...

Teen suicide in the spotlight
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 - 17:15

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.

Savings in mental healthcare cost lives
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 - 17:15

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.

UCT flag at half mast to honour Esidimeni victims
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 - 15:30

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

Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 - 09:15

Dr Sean Baumann’s stirring cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair comes to the Baxter for a limited season this February.

Pioneering research on drivers with HIV and metabolic syndrome
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 - 09:30

UCT’s Dr Hetta Gouse will tackle much-needed research and neuropsychological testing for vocational drivers, thanks to a prestigious Emerging Global Leader Award from the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in the US.

University of Cape Town Psychologist Elected to South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS)
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 - 18:30

Eugene Lee Davids, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is one of 10 young scientists from across South Africa to be elected a member of SAYAS in 2016.

Mental health care partners join hands to raise awareness
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 - 13:00

Last year for the first time, organisations from across the Western Cape came together to pool their efforts in raising awareness for mental health care during World Mental Health Month (October). Spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), this year’s collaboration brings together mental health organisations from across the entire country.

CPMH concerned over unexplained deaths of 36 psychiatric patients
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 - 12:45

36 transferred psychiatric patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni are deceased. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health expresses concern over the recent deaths and the DOH's response. 

Stellenbosch and UCT research shows children's brainwaves can detect Autism risk
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 - 07:30

The latest research by Dr Tosca Heunis, who recently completed her doctorate in Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, has shown that analysis of brain activity over periods as short as five seconds can identify signatures that are different between children with ASD and children who are developing normally