By: Muofhe Masekoameng Phathutshedzo
Gauteng’s non-communicable disease rate is rising among many households, with substance usage and the nation’s current economic situation contributing to the problem.
As a result, the quantity of people those suffering from mental health issues who need access to and availability of mental health services throughout the province’s service centers has increased.
To reframe the goal of having good mental health as a basic human right, which is being held by the Gauteng Department of Health,the Mental Health Seminar is scheduled for 26–27 October 2023, in an attempt to bolster the integration of mental health services across the board, which demands more funding, especially for specialized mental health experts and services for rehabilitation.
Under the banner of “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right,” the seminar will address a number of topics, including the following:
• Providing health professionals, civil society, and other interested parties with increasing public knowledge of mental health, mental disease, and advocacy for the obligations and rights of mental health care consumers.
• Filling the void in the availability of mental health services in the province by guaranteeing integration at all care levels and providing the necessary materials.
• The obstacles that keep Gauteng Province’s gaps in mental health alive and well.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023 Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg Time: 09h00 – 13h00