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Mental health awareness month

This year’s World Mental Health Day awareness campaign brought together mental health organisations from across South Africa to share their ideas and support one another's activities. We kicked off early with a blog series beginning on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and held several high profile events, such as a #DignityInMind Mental Health film festival at the Labia Theatre.

Find out more about the campaign, spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), on our campaign page.

Our brief screening tool for depression and anxiety, arising from our screening research in Hanover Park, has been incorporated into PACK Adult. The Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) is the comprehensive clinical practice guideline adopted province-wide by the Department of Health. It aims to equip nurses and other clinicians to diagnose and manage common adult conditions at primary level. Our screening tool will also be included in to PACK Child, for caregivers of children, when this product is finalized next year.

Through our collaboration with the Department of Health primary care stationery task team, we have seen the redesign of maternity stationery to include assessment of psychological status as well as a requirement for staff to ensure that all mothers are offered counselling on a range of psychosocial topics.
DoH health indaba

We were invited to provide a keynote address to the annual Western Cape Health Outcomes Indaba on integrating maternal mental health services into primary care.

The theme this year was integration, and several Department of Health (DoH) senior officials drew on the example of our clinical services to demonstrate quality and impactful care.

New PMHP resources

Why do some women need a C-section and what happens to my baby after the C-section? 
These and many more questions are answered in this Caesaren-section leaflet.

We have also updated our resource pages for dads & families affected by perinatal mental health problems and for health and social workers.
PMHP screening
PMHP partners
PMHP resources
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