Central Gauteng Mental Health Society, South Africa

Central Gauteng Mental Health Society, formerly known as the Witwatersrand Mental Health Society, was born on 23 November 1919 as the Society for Mental Hygiene and Care of the Feebleminded, with statistics of 100 cases of mental deficiency recorded. The Society managed to branch out into new activities such as an occupational centre for boys in Johannesburg in 1941 and a home for indigent women in 1942.

Center for Health, Culture and Society (CHCS)

The Center for Health, Culture and Society (CHCS) has worked actively to scale up mental health services and research in Africa. For several years, a group of psychiatrists has met under the auspices of the International Council of the American Psychiatric Association and more recently under the aegis of the Committee for Global Health. In May 2009, during the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, the core group of APA members was joined by our colleagues from Africa, the West Indies and Europe. These were individuals who have had some affiliation with or are interested in mental health in Africa. A consensus at that meeting was to strategically explore projects that would contribute to scaling up mental health services and research in Africa.

World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 135, spanning 117 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.

South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

Celebrating 15 years of mental health and advocacy in 2010, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is the country’s largest and most recognised mental health initiative. As the nation’s leading advocacy and educational voice on mental health, SADAG has been tirelessly committed to improving the mental health and well-being of thousands of South Africans. Mental illness, and the stigma surrounding it, is a crucial issue in South Africa, and as such SADAG is at the forefront of patient advocacy, education and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country. Its expertise lies in assisting patients and callers throughout South Africa with mental health queries.

World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, through its members and contacts in more than 100 countries on six continents, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field. Its organizational and individual membership includes mental health workers of all disciplines, consumers of mental health services, family members, and concerned citizens. The organization’s broad and diverse membership makes possible collaboration among governments and non-governmental organizations to advance the cause of mental health services, research, and policy advocacy worldwide.

Mental Health Worldwide

Mental Health Worldwide is a global group dedicated to work together to advocate and increase awareness about mental health and the related issues and conditions. Our mandate includes strengthening civil society by supporting and increasing local and national mental health advocacy groups, and by specific international events such as campaigns, walk-a-thons, films, music videos and other creative endeavors to make the invisible, visible at all levels of society, worldwide.

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF)

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) is the representative organisation for the majority of medical schemes throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana as well as Lesotho. This is an organisation that will provide you with relevant, up-to-date information; engage with government on your behalf; and, provide services which will add value to your business.

La Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría - Profesionales de Salud Mental

La Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría - Profesionales de Salud Mental se constituyó en 1924. Desde entonces constituye un referente del conjunto de ciencias y profesiones de la salud mental en España.

La AEN-Profesionales de la Salud Mental es una asociación multiprofesional cuyas señas de identidad incluyen su compromiso con la sociedad, su independencia, su multidisciplinariedad, la defensa de un modelo de atención público y el impulso de la formación de los profesionales y la investigación.

South African Neurodevelopmental Association Therapy (SANDTA)

The South African Neurodevelopmental Association Therapy (SANDTA) is a voluntary association of therapists who have a special interest in Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT). SANDTA offers training in the NDT/Bobath approach to all allied health professionals with special interest in paediatric and adult neurological conditions. Through post-graduate training courses in the NDT/Bobath approach along with regional workshops, SANDTA offers opportunities for continued professional development. Furthermore, SANDTA supports community outreach in order to support caregivers and family members through community projects and caregiver training. SANDTA is an associate member of EBTA, the European Bobath Tutors Association.

South African Association of Dramatherapists

The South African Association of Dramatherapists (SAAD) is a professional association that oversees and supports Dramatherapists and their practice in South Africa. It was established in 2003 to provide professional membership and a networking community for Dramatherapists practicing in South Africa, to establish and uphold high standards of professional competence and ethics among Dramatherapists and to promote the profession of Dramatherapy through information and advocacy.