Mental Health

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South African children lack psychosocial support. ‘Every school needs a social worker’

Social workers, researchers and teachers are desperate for more psychosocial support for children and adolescents in South Africa. They say it’s a “no-brainer” that every school needs a social worker.  The issue of mental illness among learners has made recent…

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Deaf people need sign language interpreters in therapy or counselling. But very few are trained

South Africa has limited – almost non-existent – mental health services for Deaf people. Before a Deaf person can access counselling or therapy, a sign language interpreter must be arranged. This introduces an additional barrier to mental healthcare.  “Often the…

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Mental burden weighs heavily on TB sufferers

Mental burden weighs heavily on TB sufferers

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Being diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) comes with social stigma, economic stressors and added burdens stemming from the health system. According to a local TB expert, this can leave people with the disease…

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