It is estimated that only one in four South Africans suffering from a mental illness or disorder will receive some form of care. This means that the majority of people who require access to mental health care services will not get the help they need. In South Africa, some of the barriers that make it difficult for people to access mental health services include the stigma associated with asking for help, long waiting times at local clinics and the high cost of private support. As a low-cost service, the Counselling Hub positions itself as an affordable choice for individuals and families looking to access basic mental health care services.
We are centrally located in Woodstock and service the nearby areas of Zonnebloem, Salt River and Observatory. We also encourage and welcome organisations to refer their clients to the Counselling Hub, which is a multi-faith centre for learning that aims to create a space in which individuals and families can access basic mental health services.
The Counselling Hub also aims to bring the skills of volunteers, students in training and professionals to the centre in order to provide quality counselling, supervision and mental health resources. The Counselling Hub will also be conducting research with the goal of delivering evidence-based interventions and to examine how awareness of community-level mental health programmes can be increased.
Provide affordable and accessible mental health services.
Advocate for community-level mental health services.
Create awareness about mental health through psycho-social programmes and initiatives.
The Counselling Hub, Woodstock is a project of the SACAP Foundation in partnership with the Kaplan Kushlik Educational Trust.
Both the SACAP Foundation and the Kaplan Kushlik Trust share the vision to deliver accessible and affordable mental health services resulting in the creation of functional and capable individuals who can contribute positively to their families and communities.
The Counselling Hub aims to address issues of access and affordability, which it will do through the delivery of low-cost basic mental health services in a community setting. By focusing on accessibility and affordability, the Counselling Hub hopes to directly address the social determinants of mental health that are shaped by socio-economic factors.
The SACAP Foundation: is a non-profit entity that aims to enhance and enable improved mental health services in South Africa. The foundation strives to be a positive force for change that is orientated towards social justice and addressing the wide gap that exists between mental health service needs and available quality provision in disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
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