REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SUPPORT
No male-specific mental health services available.
(Note: There are limited mental health support services in South Africa. However, there is an interesting campaign launched for men and mental health by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). If you are in an emergency, please contact 10111 or 10177 and ask for the nearest hospital emergency department.)
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Suicide Crisis Line
For a suicidal Emergency contact us on 0800 567 567
24hr Helpline 0800 456 789
SADAG Mental Health Line: 011 234 4837
* One of the main reasons that depression and mental illness in general are underrecognised by men is because of the large stigma attached to mental illness in the workplace. Many people see depression as a weakness and as a result many men are reluctant to come forward for help. The SADAG hopes that it’s new campaign – Real Men. Real Depression – will help to destigmatise depression amongst South African men and therefore help to save the lives of husbands, sons, brothers and friends.
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health patient initiative. It’s existence in the mental health field for the last eight years has helped to improve the mental health of thousands of South Africans. The SADAG provides free, confidential telephone counselling by trained counsellors from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Counsellors can be reached on 011 783 1474.
Tel: (021) 712 6699
Provides a helpline where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people can talk to a trained professional. The professional will ensure the callers privacy and can also refer the caller to other support networks.
Cipla 24hr Mental Health Helpline
Tel: 0800 456 789
Pharmadynamics Police &Trauma Line
Tel: 0800 20 50 26
Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline
Tel: 0800 70 80 90
Tel: 0800 55 44 33
Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline
Tel: 0800 12 13 14
Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hour
Tel: 0861 435 787