Finding Help

Finding help for yourself or a family member with a "mental illness" may be a daunting task.

We hope the links below will serve as a starting point in your journey to the kind of care and support you need:

If you are in immediate crisis, please contact SADAG's helpline 011 234 4837

Looking for a therapist: try Therapy Route

Support Groups are available around Johannesburg. Contact SABDA or SADAG to find out more.


For admission to the psychiatric unit of a hospital, there are various routes, private and public, for example: your local government hospital, Netcare, Akeso, Life Healthcare, or your local Healthcare Centre.


To find more information about "schizophrenia" and related conditions, have a look at The ISPS's website.

The South African Federation for Mental Health is also a valuable resource.