Mental-health Heroes: How Depression Counsellors Save Lives

All focused on the present rather than the wrongs of the past, these five therapies have proven the most effective in treating depression – and saving lives.

Published: February 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

How To Make The Most of Your Gap Year

For many students, taking a gap year after matric proves invaluable – and actually helps them to thrive in university or college when they eventually get there. But there is a catch: your gap year must be meaningful.

Published: January 23, 2017 / One Comment

The Student’s Guide To Becoming a Clinical Psychologist

The nation needs clinical psychologists, whose services are essential to promoting healing and understanding of mental disorders. Here’s how you can answer the call.

Published: December 26, 2016 / 12 Comments

What to do After Matric

Matric results have been released, and the burning question for hundreds of thousands of young South Africans is “What now?” SACAP educator Samantha Pretorius has some helpful advice for those pondering what to do after matric.

Published: December 12, 2016 / 24 Comments

6 Different Types of Depression, and how they are treated

The oft misunderstood illness manifests itself in many ways, and identifying the nature of one’s depression is an important step to treatment. Here are six of the most common variants.

Published: November 14, 2016 / 5 Comments

The Fear of Failure: Understanding the Psychology Behind it

According to Professor Martin Covington of The University of California, the fear of failure is directly linked to our sense of self-worth. Professor Covington’s research found that one way we protect our self-worth is by believing we are competent, and by convincing others of it, too.

Published: November 7, 2016 / 0 Comments