Cape Town folk believe in mental health

This post is part of the series Mental health

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Cape Town is a city that’s blessed to have its heart as a nature reserve. And Cape Town residents relish opportunities to appreciate it. When it’s hot we are on Cape Town’s beaches. When its very hot we hike in her forests. And when the wind blows, we go fly a kite.

Every year the Annual Kite Festival is hosted by Cape Mental Health (27-28 October) Its message is simple- “we all have a right to fly.”

The right to explore our abilities and live our best life.

That is why they are my favourite charity.

 

1 Comment

  1. I think that SADAG (The South African Depression and Anxiety Group) also deserves a special mention. You have probably heard of them but did you know: They field over 600 crisis calls a day by a team of highly trained dedicated volunteers. They have been in existence for over 25 years and now help people with all kinds of psychiatric and psychological emergencies, not just depression and anxiety. Also they have an extensive referral base so even if you are not in the midst of a crisis but just need someone to talk to who will understand, they will be there and will be able to refer you to a relevant support group in your area. I think that SADAG and their founder Zane Wilson do such good and lifesaving work that they should be up for an international award!

    Please diarize their Suicide Crisis Line number: 0800 567 567 and their Mental Health line: 011 234 4837. You never know when you or a loved one may need them.

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