Mental Wellness during Covid-19

Thanks for joining this time as we look at mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.

Please note: from timecode 50:58 we move from a discussion of mental health & wellbeing in adults to mental health & wellbeing in children.

Here are some basic resources you may want to explore: South African Depression and Anxiety Group

A brief article: Some thoughts for helping people cope in the COVID-19 season:

Single Parenting During the Coronavirus Crisis

A brief 4-minute video from Sam Pretorius entitled: ‘A simple activity to check in on your child’s emotional state’:

Common Ground Church anxiety and depression redemption course running for 5 weeks from 9th June to 7 July. To get more info email:

Here are some contacts to keep in mind:
SADAG suicide crisis line (24 hour) 0800 567 567
SADAG WhatsApp support group: 076 882 2775
Lifeline crisis (24 hour): 0861 322 322
Lifeline Counseling (WhatsApp): 065 989 9238
Gift of the Givers toll free line careline: 0800 786 786
Substance Use & Abuse hotline: 0800 121 314
If you would like to contact any of the psychologists that spoke:
Sam Pretorius:
Dr Laura Fisher:
Yolande Offord:
Thanks again for joining us



Dr Laura:

Luke: (Video story-reading to the grandkids)

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