Depression Anyone can get low at times, but someone is said to be suffering from depression when these bad feelings don’t go away quickly, or become so bad that they interfere with everyday life.
Depression self-help If you struggle with depression, in addition to getting professional help, here are some self-help tips that you can put in place yourself.
Anxiety Anxiety is the heightened feeling of fear that we all experience when faced with threatening or difficult situations.
Anxiety self-help People who worry a lot often find themselves trapped in a cycle of anxious thoughts. These cycles can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Bereavement There is an assumption that after the funeral, the grieving is over. This is very unrealistic as it may take months to years to get over the loss of someone who is close to you.
Conflict Management Conflict is a reality of life. It can provide healthy chances for learning and growth, but if we do not know how to deal with it, it can become negative and destroy relationships.
Healthy relationships When we enter into romantic relationships, we have a range of ideas and expectations about what it should be like. These ideas may not always be realistic.
Making Social Connections When you’re feeling isolated, it can be hard to put yourself out there and engage with others. However, there are active steps that you can take to start new friendships and build on connections that you may already have.
Termination of pregnancy (TOP) TOP is a special procedure that can only be carried out by a trained health worker in a government approved clinic or hospital. Any woman can ask for a TOP in the first three months (12 weeks) of pregnancy.
Suicide This article explores some of the reasons behind suicidal thinking, as well as warning signs to watch out for and how to help a friend. There’s also information on things you can do if you’re thinking of suicide.
Helping a friend Are you concerned about your friend’s mental health issues, but not sure what to do about it? Click here to find some more guidance on what you can do to help.
Financial worries Many South African students struggle with the additional pressure of financial worries, and, in some cases, this can have a negative impact on their studies.
The Mental Health ABC Workout The A - B - C approach to mental health focuses on three straightforward factors that have been found in research to promote mental well-being. Act. Belong. Commit.
Coping with exams Exams and academic stress are an inevitable part of university life. However, understanding more about what stress is and how you can balance it out, may help you to function better.
Procrastination Procrastination is putting off things you should be doing, in favour of things you’d rather be doing - often because they’re more fun or you feel that you’re better at other tasks.