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26 March 2010

Support groups: Mood disorders, bereavement and related issues

Here is a list of support groups for people with mood disorders and related issues.

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National

Depression and Anxiety Group
(011) 783-1474/6
PO Box 652548
Benmore
2010
E-Mail: anxiety@iafrica.com

Lifeline
Contact: (011) 728-1331; Fax: (011) 728 3497; Crisis Number: (011) 728-1347
No. 2, Seventh Avenue
Cnr Henrietta Str & Grant Avenue
Norwood
2192
E-mail: lifeline@lifelinejhb.org.za

Post Natal Depression and Anxiety (PNDSA)
(021) 797-4498 (am only)
Liz Mills
3 Visser Avenue
Trovato Estate
Kenilworth
7708
Helpline: 083 309-3960 (Colleen); 082-882-0072 (Liz); 083-327-2382 (Gauteng)
E- Mail: liz@pndsa.co.za; millscom@iafrica.com
Website: http://www.pndsa.co.za
Supports women who suffer from postnatal depression.

Eastern Cape

Compassionate Friends
(043) 721-0406
Myrtle Fleming
9 Gregg Road
Baysville Extension
East London
5241
E-mail: myrtletcf@telkomsa.net
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(041) 379-2188 / (041) 451-4488 (w)
(041) 453-6560 (fax)
Evelyn Murphy
PO Box 1467
Port Elizabeth
6000
Cell: 082-556-4605
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Free State

Compassionate Friends
(051) 924-1419 / (051) 924-3167 (w)
Coffee Group
Magdil van Vreden
PO Box 1268
Ladybrand
9745
Cell: 083 302-0282
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Gauteng

Ekuphaleni Mental Health Centre
(011) 909-2929/5011
Johanna Kisner
PO Box 124182
Alrode
1451
E-mail: ekuphaleni@icon.co.za
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(011) 440 6322 (w); (011) 887 9494 (fax)
PO Box 323
Highlands North
2037
E-mail: tssa@mweb.co.za
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(011) 726-2411
Joan Rees
38 St. Swithins Avenue
Auckland Park
2092
(011) 852-2336
Roseline Ananmalay
231 Hummingbird Avenue
Lenasia Extension 1
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(012) 440-3751(a/h)
Jennifer Joss
196 St. Patrick’s Road
Muckleneuk Hill
Pretoria
0084
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(011) 440-6322; (012) 703-8559
122 Atholstreet
Highlands
Johannesburg
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Johannesburg Bipolar Association
(011) 485 2406 Linda Trump
Parkhurst Recreational Centre
Cnr 5th Avenue and 14th Street
Parkhurst
2193
E-Mail: ltrump@telkomsa.net
Support and information on bipolar disorder.

Midrand Crisis Centre
(011) 805-3121
First Avenue
Halfway Gardens
Midrand
1685

Support Group for families of bipolar and depression sufferers
Support to people who live with sufferers of bipolar or depression. To learn about the illnesses, how to cope with specific situations, and to gain insight in terms of possible treatments and new medications.
Meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm at The Kings School, 6 Gemsbok Road, Robin Hills.
E-mail address: skennedy@multichoice.co.za

Pretoria Bipolar Association
(012) 348-6057
Colleen Deacon
PO Box 915-1063
Faerie Glen
0043
E-Mail: bipolar@freemail.absa.co.za
Support and information on bipolar disorder.

The Schizophrenia & Bipolar Alliance
(011) 463 9901
72 Mackay Avenue
Blairgowrie
2194
Meetings are held at the SABDA Centre, Tara Hospital
Website: www.supportsabda.co.za

Kwazulu Natal

Compassionate Friends
(031) 466-5572 / (031) 206-1630 (w)
Sharon Engelbrecht
PO Box 17030
Congella
4013
Cell: 082 774 7053
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(031) 250 2608

Mogie
Durban
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
Barbara Nel
(031) 776-4771 (h) (031) 574-8167 (w)
(031) 574-8164 (fax)
PO Box 2137
Hillcrest
3650
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Durban Bipolar Support Group
Lynda Walker (031) 205 8915 (h) 073 301 2691
50198 Musgrave Road
4062
Support and information on bipolar disorder.

Mpumalanga

Compassionate Friends
Galia Manicon (013) 744 1971
6 Steenbok Street
Nelspruit
1200
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(013) 750-2143
Carla Reid
PO Box 468
White River
1240
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(013) 690-3016
Joey and Gawie Herholdt
PO Box 3262
Witbank
1035
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Depression and Anxiety Group
(014) 718-1067

Northern Province

Compassionate Friends
Ina De Beer (018) 632-5987
PO Box 2058
Lichtenburg
2740
Support for bereaved parents and siblings (telephonic counselling).

Compassionate Friends
Dawn Kotze (018) 381-3333(h)
PO Box 207
Mafikeng
2745
E-Mail: dawnk@intekom.co.za
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Western Cape

Western Cape Bipolar Association - Southern suburbs
Jay: 072 424 1812
E-Mail: info@bipolar.co.za
Website: www.bipolar.co.za
Support and information on bipolar disorder.

Meets at 19h45 on the third Tuesday of each month at Crescent Clinic, 269 Main Road, Kenilworth.

Western Cape Bipolar Association - Northern Suburbs Cape Town

Jay (02248) 57200
Cell: 072 424 1812
E-Mail: info@bipolar.co.za
Meets at 19h00 on the first Tuesday of each month at Claro Clinic, Douglas Street, N1 City.

Compassionate Friends
Charmaine Beukes (028) 212-2524
PO Box 355
Caledon
7230
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
Ruth Vary (028) 312-1235 (h)
PO Box 456
Hermanus
7200
Email: ruthvary@hermanus.co.za
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
Melanie Olivier (044) 532-7908
PO Box 1350
Knysna
6570
marina@cyberperk.co.za
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
Yolanda Scheepers (021) 903-1301 (h)
PO Box 2058
Kuils River
7580
Support for bereaved parents and siblings. Afrikaans group in Bellville.

Compassionate Friends
(028) 551-1652
Willie Hillls
5 Albert Road
Ladismith
6655
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
086 122 7464
PO Box 1063
Milnerton
7441
Support for bereaved parents and siblings.

Compassionate Friends
(021) 856 0717
PO Box 913
Somerset West
7129
E-Mail: aswannie@mweb.co.za
Self-help support group for bereaved parents and siblings.

Fountain House South Africa
(021) 447-7409; (021) 447-4415
227 Lower Main Road
Observatory
Cape Town
7925
Email: coordinator@fountainhouse.org.za
Specialised rehabilitation and education for bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia.

Friends First
Rose Eveleigh (021) 981-4040 (a/h); (021) 406-2111 (w)
6 Kudu Road
Ruwari
Brackenfell
7560
Support group for mood and anxiety disorders, after hours and weekends.

Post Natal Depression and Anxiety (PNDSA)
(021) 797 4498
Colleen (021) 671 6195
Supports women who suffer from postnatal depression.

Reach Out
PO Box 16578
Vlaeberg
8018
Support group for people living with depression.

Cape Support for Mental Health
Heather McKenzie (021) 671-1573
Ruby Ward (021) 674-1419
Joyce Brandt (021) 788-8071(h); (021) 788-8951(w)
E-mail: capesupport@eject.co.za
Web-site: www.capesupport.org.za
A support group for the families and friends of people who suffer from schizophrenia.

 
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