Could task shifting bridge South Africa’s mental-health services gap?

Counselling psychologist Dr Jaclyn Lotter, SACAP’s Head of Programmes, explores a radical approach suggested as a means of bridging the county’s growing mental-health treatment gap.

Published: February 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

6 Strategies for coping with anxiety

When you try too hard to control your anxieties, you only heighten them. Letting go may actually help you get a grip – and finally win over worry.

Published: January 29, 2018 / 2 Comments

Bullying in schools: What parents and children need to know

It’s reported that as many as 57% of South African students have been bullied at some time during their high-school careers. What drives a child to victimise another? Are certain children predisposed to bullying? Or to being bullied?

Published: January 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Male vs female: Which mentor is best?

Female mentors appear to be better role models, but male mentors may be better at leading the way to the top of the corporate ladder.

Published: January 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Can weight-loss therapy help emotional eaters lose weight?

Emotional eaters often suffer from stress and low self-esteem and, hence, use food as a source of comfort. Therapy may be the answer.

Published: January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Paws for thought: The benefits of animal-assisted therapy

It turns out dogs are more than just man’s best friend. Here, three studies that show the positive benefits of animal-assisted therapy on mental health.

Published: January 22, 2018 / 0 Comments