mental health

Creating a safe space in sound waves: podcasts and radio can help promote empathy and reduce stigma

We live in a world where discussions often stay on the surface, where difficult conversations are avoided to keep the peace or out of fear of discord. By Vuyile Madwantsi – IOL However, it’s within the depths of these uneasy dialogues — about mental health, race, sexuality, and other stigmatised topics — that we find […]

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A spotlight on bipolar mood disorder

By Life Mental Health, a leading provider of private mental health services in South Africa provided by the Life Healthcare Group The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of emotional and mental support for all persons, especially those diagnosed with a chronic mental health condition, including but not limited to major depression, bipolar mood disorders,

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

July is Mental Illness Awareness Month. Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a critical issue in South Africa. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa

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Investing in the Mental Health of your Employees

July is Mental Health Awareness Month. Employers should be aware that mental illness in the workplace can lead to decreased productivity, poor work quality, and even compromised workplace safety. Employers should take proactive steps to identify and manage mental illness in the workplace. As South Africa was placed in lockdown since 26 March 2020, to

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Making reasonable adjustments to the workplace

It is well documented that hiring people with disabilities is good for business, the economy and your company’s morale. That said, employers have a responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace so that an employee with a disability can do their job effectively. Previously referred to as a ‘reasonable adjustment’, a workplace adjustment is a change to a work process,

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