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Real local Support

Sharing South African support that makes a real difference for our people when they need it most …

Help is here !

This section is your emotional safe space! An ongoing list of real organisations and tools that can have a great impact on your life, for your family, and for those you care about…

Use what you need, keep it on hand for if ever you don’t know who to turn too, and share this with anyone you think may need some support!

Government Help

Basic Needs

Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity.

These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. 

National Health Cover

Low quality public health care is available to all citizens for free with no formal health insurance plans. 

This public health system is divided into three tiers of health services.

Primary care facilities are meant to be the first point of contact for patients and provide an initial assessment of the patient. 

Any Abuse

Rape Crisis Reporting

Learn about rape and how you can report it. We have a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers survivors of rape and other sexual offences and acts as a deterrent to perpetrators of crime.

Our mission is to promote safety in communities, to reduce the trauma experienced by rape survivors, to encourage the reporting of rape and to work actively to address flaws in legislation.

Counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence,

24-hour helpline 021 447 9762 or WhatsApp 083 222 5164.

Tears SA

TEARS Foundation is a women led organization help is provided regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture or socio-economic background or location, TEARS Foundation provides assistance nationwide with a 24 hour free SMS service to anyone who has access to a cellphone.

We follow-up with the police on behalf of victims who have case numbers. We give them advice on how to apply for a protection order.

We refer child victims to child friendly facilities. We guide women and men on how to leave abusive relationships.

Child Line SA

Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children’s rights in South Africa.

Read about your rights as well as issues affecting you.

If you don’t find any answers here, you can give us a call.

Toll-Free Helpline on 116 for telephonic counselling.


Women & Men Against Child Abuse is a Non-profit Child Protection Organisation committed to fighting for the rights of the child and to end the abuse of children in South Africa, through a multifaceted, dynamic and aggressive offensive against any form of abuse and gender violence.

To provide FREE Medical and therapeutic intervention and treatment services to abused children.

Mental Health


The South African Depression and Anxiety Group teaches youths that Depression is treatable, and Suicide is preventable.

SADAG also does extensive EAPs, corporate training, and employee wellness days. Powerful media campaigns designed to destigmatise mental illness and promote mental health are at the forefront of SADAG’s patient advocacy work.

Chat online with a counsellor 7 days a week from 9am – 4pm via the WhatsApp Chat Line 076 882 2775. SMS 31393 or 32312 and a counsellor will call you back – available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

SA Federation for Mental Health

This page is a one-stop information resource for any and all mental health and wellbeing related questions you may have. SAFMH is a mental health-focused, human rights organisation, with a 100-year track record of service delivery to South Africans from all walks of life.

SAFMH’s helpdesk is dedicated to assisting mental health care users, their families and members of the public in need of information about mental health services.  Call on +27 (0) 11 781 1852

Higher Health SA

HIGHER HEALTH has established a 24-hour toll-free student and staff helpline, in alliance with SADAG, offering help in 11 official languages.

The service will provide free telephonic – or SMS – counselling, crisis intervention and support, and referrals to mental health professionals and other psychosocial resources to students and staff across all campuses.

The 24-hour student and staff helpline can be accessed as follows:

Toll-free call 0800 36 36 36 or SMS 43336

Life Line SA

To offer mental and emotional health services within the culture of Human Rights, through programmes that are preventative and responsive. 

LifeLine operates in 8 of the 9 Provinces of South Africa.

 Stop Gender Violence Helpline: 0800-150150 (toll-free) AIDS Helpline: 0800-012-322 (toll-free)  

LifeLine South Africa National Counselling Line: 0861-322-322 (Shared call)  


Panda - Wellness App

Panda is on a serious mission: to empower people to be proactive with their mental health battles.

The user-friendly mobile app features tailored content, assessments, one-on-one therapy sessions as well as anonymous group sessions where you learn on topics ranging from anxiety to depression (and everything in between). The app offers three care packages for individuals, employees and insurers.

Fee: Free for individuals – Available: Android and iOS users

Self-Care Habit Builder

Developed by medical doctors, WHOLE empowers users with ongoing self-care focused on holistic wellness in its entirety.

How do they do this? Through a fun way to build healthy habits that can help improve mental health. Experiment with over 100 science-backed activities to boost your happiness.

Plus, useful tips that keep you balanced all day and measure your progress.

Fee: Free – Available: Android and iOS users

Namola SA

Namola is SA’s most trusted app to keep you and your family safe. Get notified when loved ones leave or arrive safely. If you think they are in danger, you can request help on their behalf at the touch of a button.

GPS locations to reach you or your family faster with Advanced Family Monitoring to keep your loved ones safe.

Positiveo SA

Become your most positive self. Benefit from private conversations with experienced therapists and enjoy access to forums focused on positive engagements.

Free counselling, online and from anywhere.

Private conversations, with 24/7 virtual services available in Africa.


Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a free, non-profit fellowship of people for whom drugs have become a major problem.

NA’s program is open to addicts of all ages, nationalities, cultures, creed, gender identity, and religions.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.

Phoneline: 0861 00 6962

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Call Us: 0861 435 722

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We want to keep adding to this page, so if you have any South African resources or organisations that are really making a difference – Please send us their details and we can include their links !!!

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