The People's Health Movement (represented by Sarah Davids) as well as various other mental health organisations including SAPC, PSYSSA, and SADAG
need to work together to promote South African psychosocial health.
In Sitio Sadag
, 51 percent of respondents had cholinesterase levels below the mean value of 0.7 [DELTA] pH per hour, and 25.5 percent exhibited a more than 10 percent depression in the level of RBC cholinesterase.
SADAG offers toll-free counselling to those in need of care and supports educational programmes across the country.
SADAG will go through the services it offers, including: diversity of brochures (8); medication compliance service via sms, email and phone calls; Diepsloot counselling centre in container; online videos with psychiatric experts on website; sms and e-mail services available; what 150+ support groups can do to help your patients; what lobbying we do with government and medical schemes; how we establish Mental Health Days, i.e.
Zamo Mbele is also a director of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG
) and the MH Foundation--the latter of which he is also a co-founder.
 It is also failing to reduce the 230 attempted suicides recorded daily, while 48% of people living with HIV/AIDS continue to suffer from a mental health condition (South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG
) Mental Health Fact Sheet).
Taking into account our resource-limited setting, we decided to approach the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG
), who are already running an established helpline for people with depression and anxiety disorders, in the hope of piggy-backing our service on theirs.
contact details: (011) 234-4837, SMS 31393, and www.sadag.org