ZA Resources

Mental Health Information Line – 0800 567 56

South African Government: Admission to a mental health institution (Info also available in Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.)

Mental Health Information Centre.

Find mental health service providers.

Provincial mental health societies.

South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG).

Downloads: Bipolar Disorder, Fast Facts on Bipolar Disorder, Self Help for Bipolar Disorder, An Example of a Mood Chart, Instructions for using a Mood Chart.

SA Federation for Mental Health

Mental health care can be fraught with problems; if you feel that your human rights have been compromised, please report the violation/s. Hopefully it’ll assist in meeting the need for better treatment (especially in the public sector). Here’s how to do it:


  • A dedicated SMS / WhatsApp line – 076 078 8722
  • A landline number to call – 011 781 1852
  • A dedicated email address –
  • A form that can be filled in and submitted via the SAFMH website.
  • Stop Stockouts – campaign and report.


Post Natal Depression Support Association (PNDSA)

South African Bipolar Site

Information on Maternal Mental Health in South Africa

South African Bipolar Groups: East London (Eastern Cape): Colleen 0827733172

Interesting Reading – Articles Online:

Gedagtes Oor Bipolariteit

Bipolêre Ondersteuning


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