AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
AA is a worldwide fellowship of men & women who help each other recover and stay sober.
National Head Office: 011 867 5950
Helpline: 0861 435 722
FAMSA (Family South Africa)
Offer a variety of counselling services including individual, family & marriage counselling, trauma counselling, HIV/Aids management, conflict management and mediation.
National Head Office: 011 975 7106 / 7
Life Line are a not-for-profit organisation, offering 24 hour crisis intervention services which include: free, confidential telephonic or face-to-face counselling, rape counselling, trauma counselling, Aids counselling, and a range of other services.
24 Hour Counselling Line: 0861 322 322
Aids Help Line: 0800 012 322
Gender Violence Help Line: 0800 150 150
Has 30 day clinics and 10 micro clinics around the country offering safe termination of pregnancy, family planning services (including birth control), pregnancy tests, male and female sterilisation, HIV testing and ante-natal services. Fees are charged according to the client’s income bracket.
Toll Free: 0800 11 77 85
NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
NA is a non-profit fellowship of men & women for whom drugs have become a major problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
National Number: 083 900 69 62
RAPE CRISIS CAPE TOWN TRUST
Is the oldest organisation in South Africa supporting the recovery of rape survivors, seeking justice and making change in communities.
Observatory Counselling Line: 021 447 9762
Athlone Counselling Line: 021 633 9229
Khayelitsha Counselling Line: 021 361 9085
SADAG (South African Depression & Anxiety Group)
SADAG campaigns to eliminate discrimination and stigma in the field of mental health and to support, educate and assist the public, patients and their families with mental health problems. SADAG provides information on depression, panic disorder, social phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar mood disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and an array of other psychiatric conditions – including those affecting children and the elderly, and suicidal behaviour. SADAG can help you find a psychiatrist, psychologist, or GP with special interest in mental health in your area. Their helpline is staffed by trained psychologists and counsellors.
SADAG Mental Health Line: 011 234 4837
SMS Call-Back: 31393
Destiny Helpline for Youth & Students: 0800 41 42 43
Cipla Mental Health Helpline: 0800 456 789
SANCA (South African National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence)
SANCA provides specialised and affordable prevention and treatment services for alcohol and other drug dependence. Based in Johannesburg with 38 affiliates (counselling centres) that operate independently across the country.
SANCA Help Line: 0861 47 26 22
SUICIDE CRISIS LINE
24 hour, toll-free suicide crisis helpline.
Suicide Emergency Help Line: 0800 567 567
Assistance and support network for victims of rape and sexual abuse