Free mental health support group for job seekers and employees

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group is delighted to launch a new free mental health support group for job seekers and employees for young adults (ages 18-35) on January 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via Google Meet.

The support group provides a place of warmth, understanding and support.

The mental health support group will meet on Wednesdays, twice a month.

Research shows that support groups help people cope with and recover from a wide variety of problems.

They help you cope with a diagnosis of mental illness in a well-adjusted way. They also provide information about the disease and ways to treat and manage it, while helping to give patients and their loved ones time to adjust.

“I started the support group because I saw that a lot of people were unemployed and some had problems regarding their mental state at work, so I wanted to share information about the things I went through, namely unemployment and how I overcame it,” said support group leader Nombulelo.

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The goal is to help those who are unemployed to find a job and to help those who are working to rise at work. Most of the time it’s about dealing with mental issues, whether you’re employed or unemployed.

Guest speakers and experts in the field of psychology will occasionally give lectures to the group. Groups discuss effective ways to manage symptoms, self-help tips, and how to help a loved one struggling with mental health or addiction issues.

To attend this free mental health support group, contact the support group leader, Nombulelo at 073-925-4387. For more information about the SADAG Support Group, call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 0800-12-13 or text 31393.

This group is one of many run by SADAG, a non-profit organization (NPO) that strives to educate patients, families, professionals and the general public about the nature and management of mental illness and drug addiction. The nonprofit also aims to eliminate the discrimination and stigma that surrounds mental illness, as well as to increase access to high-quality care for all South Africans.

SADAG support groups are facilitated either by members who have recovered from one of these disorders or by community professionals.

These groups allow members to connect with others struggling with similar issues and to learn from each other in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere.

For more information, video clips, as well as local and international articles or to download brochures, visit www.sadag.org

Virginia S. Braud