SA youth facing mental health issues

SA youth facing mental health issues



Childline South Africa is launching a ‘Mental Health Matters for Kids’ campaign in schools. Up to 65 percent of children and youth aged between 10 and 24 are struggling with mental health-related issues but aren’t seeking help. The latest UNICEF U-report poll indicated poverty, the Covid-19 pandemic and a sense of helplessness are the key factors impacting mental health in the youth. Childline Mental Health Matters for Kids Project Head, Neli Manzi, discusses the campaign. Courtesy #DStv403

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Discussion | COVID-19 and mental health

Discussion | COVID-19 and mental health



Lancet released a global report on how the coronavirus pandemic triggered more mental disorder cases, putting it at an average of 25% more. South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s Operations Director, Cassey Chambers, speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

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Concern over looming mental health crisis

Concern over looming mental health crisis



Covid-19 cases are on the decline. But a mental health crisis is pending as the pandemic triggers a surge in anxiety and depression. According to Discovery Health, vists to mental healthcare workers have increased by over 16 percent. eNCA speaks to clinical psychologist Audrey Katsidzira for more. Courtesy #DStv403

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Mental Health | Gaps in child mental healthcare

Mental Health | Gaps in child mental healthcare



The pandemic has increased mental health concerns with a particular focus on children and adolescents. Where do you turn if a child or teen in your care needs psychological support? Dr Stella Mokitimi is a University of Cape Town PhD graduate, speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

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