EMERGENCY RESOURCES

 

The South African Depression and Anxiety group offers several mental health helplines:

  • SADAG Suicide Crisis Line – 0800 567 567
  • SADAG Mental Health Line – 011 234 4837 

Lifeline has a national counselling helpline and also one dedicated to victims of gender-based violence.

These Lines are accessible 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. 

  • National Counselling Line – 0861 322 322 
  • Stop Gender Violence Line – 0800 150 150 

Other mental health helplines:

  • Cipla 24 Hour Mental Health Helpline – 0800 456 789
  • Cipla Whatsapp Chat Line – 076 882 2775
  • Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline – 0800 70 80 90 

For 24 Hour Psychiatric emergencies:

  • Akeso Psychiatric Response Unit 24 Hours – 086 143 5787 

Department of Social Development 

  • 24 Hour Substance Abuse Helpline  – 0800 12 13 14