Depression

14 December 2009

Support groups: Anxiety, trauma and related.

Here is a list of support groups in South Africa.

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National

Depression & Anxiety Disorders Support Group
(011) 783 1474/6; (011) 884 7074 (fax)
PO Box 652548
Benmore 2010
E-Mail: anxiety@iafrica.com
Website: www.anxiety.org.za
Has a network of support across SA. Phone the main group to obtain contact details of local support.

Gam-Anon
(021) 797 1682; (021) 671 2267
For spouses & partners of pathological gamblers.

National Responsible Gambling Programme
(021) 763 4500
32 Kenilworth road
Kenilworth Clinic
Kenilworth
E-Mail: counsellor@responsiblegambling.co.za
Website: www.responsiblegambling.co.za
Public education & prevention; treatment & counselling service; research component.

OCD Association of South Africa
(011) 884 4184
Paul Serebro (Founder)
Janet Serebro (Chairperson)
PO Box 87127
Houghton 2041
E-Mail: pserebro@iafrica.com
Association for sufferers of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Eastern Cape

Depression & Anxiety Support Group
(041) 364 2746 Marilyn; (041) 365 502 Desreé

Gauteng

Albertina Sisulu Rape Crisis Centre
(011) 806 1652/3
Sunning Hospital
Cnr Nanyuki & Witkoppen Roads
Sunning Hill Park 2157

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation Trauma Clinic
(011) 403 5102
PO Box 30778
Braamfontein 2017
E-Mail: info@csvr.org.za
Assessment, counselling and follow-up.

Kwazulu Natal

Gamblers Anonymous
(031) 463 1616

Open-air School Trauma Counselling for adolescents
Debbie Naidoo 083 661 3050

Survivor Support Team
(031) 305 6001
20 St Andrew Street
Durban 4001

Survivors of Violence
(031) 305 3497
PO Box 61341
Bishop Gate
E-mail: mdupsv@iafrica.com
Durban 4008

Survivors of Violence
(033) 342 1378
106 Thembalethu Community Centre
206 Burger Street
Pietermaritzburg 3201

Victim Support Unit
(033) 996 0479
Private Bag X511
c/o Magistrate Court
Impendle
3227
Pietermaritzburg

Mpumalanga

The Depression & Anxiety Disorders Support Group
Gwen (013) 692 5388
Dorothy (013) 692 3095
Witbank

Western Cape

Bathuthuzele Youth Stress Clinic
(021) 938 9162; (021) 938 9018
Dept. of Psychiatry
Room 2018
Clinical Building
Tygerberg Campus
Fransie van Zyl Drive
E-Mail:nm5@gerga.sun.ac.za
Free assessment & treatment of youth from 8-17 years from all areas.

Corporate Social Network
Mandy Roux (021) 447 9040
E-Mail: mandy@cmhf.co.za
Trauma counselling, debriefing & training workshops.

Educational Psychology Department
(021) 808 2309
Helen Snyman (021) 855 1781
Mariechen Perold (021) 808 2313
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
E-Mail: zj@maties.sun.ac.za
Periodically holds workshops for stutterers.

Gamblers Anonymous
(021) 552 5949

MRC Anxiety Disorders Research Unit
Prof. Dan Stein (021) 938 9161
University of Stellenbosch
Department of Psychiatry
PO Box 19063
Tygerberg 7505
E-Mail: karinsw@sun.ac.za
Has ongoing research projects on the anxiety disorders.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Unit 
Prof. Christine Lochner (021)  938 9175
University of Stellenbosch
Department of Psychiatry
PO Box 19063
Tygerberg 7505
E-Mail: cl2@sun.ac.za
Has ongoing research projects on obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
(021) 465 7373
PO Box 13124
Woodstock 7915
126 Chapel Street
Woodstock 7925
E-mail: norma@trauma.org.za
Trauma debriefing support groups, individual & group therapy for victims and survivors of trauma and violence. Also for victim and survivor families.

 

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