UCT flag at half mast to honour Esidimeni victims
Friday, February 3, 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
Tuesday, January 31, 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
Monday, November 21, 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)
Wednesday, October 12, 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
Wednesday, September 21, 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
Wednesday, September 21, 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
Monday, August 15, 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

Dr Fleur Howells
Dr Fleur Howells receives a Claude Leon Merit Award
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:15

The annual award is given by the Claude Leon Foundation to young researchers in recognition of their ability of making a significant independent contribution to their field. The award serves as encouragement to continue outstanding scholarly achievements.

Mental health care pioneer receives prestigious TW Kambule-NSTF Award
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 13:15

University of Cape Town’s Prof Crick Lund receives award for continuous and pioneering research efforts

Understanding the human mind
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 15:30

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

South African children with autism may lack access to schools
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:15

Only about 0.1 percent of children in the Western Cape province of South Africa have autism, according to a review of school records. The unpublished results were presented in September at the 2017 Regional International Meeting for Autism Research in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Autism Awareness in Africa
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 17:30

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