Community-based, primary and hospital-level mental health services for children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse problems are available. Clients with substance abuse problems can access treatment from primary mental health clinics.
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In- and out-patient mental health services are available for children and adults during those periods when their mental health care requires more intensive and contained care than available at the primary level of care. Hospital care for mental health is currently primarily offered in units located in the metropolitan region; however, these centres offer services for clients throughout the province according to designated areas. The following four psychiatric hospitals offer specialised in- and out-patient care for adults:
The Primary Healthcare (PHC) service detects, diagnoses and treats common mental health conditions, and organises the referral of more complicated mental health problems to more appropriate levels of mental health care.
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A comprehensive and useful of all mental health facilities throughout the Western Cape province. Included are contact numbers for district offices of the Department of Social Services, school clinics, substance abuse and community services.
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A comprehensive directory of all mental health facilities throughout the Western Cape province. Included are contact numbers for district offices of the provincial Department of Social Development, substance abuse resources and community services.
A concise and clear document on what mental health and mental illness means. An informal questionnaire on coping with stress and answers to frequently asked questions about mental health.