The past months have brought about many challenges, ushering in new and unique dynamics in how people live their lives.

While some may be coping well, others continue to suffer in silence – this should not be the case, seek help.

Acting Manager of Acute and Chronic Care at the City of Ekurhuleni’s Health and Social Department Patrick Magodzho says this year’s World Mental Health Day, celebrated on 10 October, comes at a time when people’s daily lives have changed considerably, making it paramount for residents not to turn a blind eye on mental health issues.  

“Untreated mental illness can lead to more serious chronic health problems that may cause instability in one’s daily life. Stigma and shame is often what keeps people from getting help and this is what this month seeks to do, break the stigma,” said Magodzho.

He urged those suffering in silence to seek help as Ekurhuleni’s healthcare facilities offer free mental healthcare.

All clinics in the City render mental health services at a primary level, which entails the assessment and screening of a patient to identify the ailment. This will be followed by a referral to the secondary mental health service.

At the secondary mental health service level, a specialist or mental health expert such as psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists or social workers will assist the patient.

Where can residents get help

Eastern RegionNorthern RegionSouthern Region
1.        Springs Clinic
2.        Mary Moodley Clinic
3.        Kwa-Thema Clinic
4.        Kingsway Clinic
5.        Tsakane Main Clinic
6.        Daveyton Main Clinic
7.        Duduza Clinic
8.        Phillip Moyo9.        Simunye
10.    Calcot Dlephu
11.    Nokuthela Ngwenya 
1.    Boksburg Civic Clinic
2.    Kempton Park Civic
3.    Reiger Park Clinic
4.    North mead Clinic
5.     Tembisa Health Care Centre  
1.        Katlehong North Clinic
2.        Ramokonopi Community Health Centre
3.        Dresser Clinic
4.         Vosloorus Poly Clinic
5.        Alberton North Clinic
6.        Phola park clinic
7.        Germiston City Clinic
8.        Zonkezizwe 2
9.        Eden Park clinic 
The list of the Ekurhuleni health facilities as per their regions

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