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11 October 2017: Telephonic counselling for UCT staff members

The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office, offers support for its employees through access to two toll-free telephonic counselling services.
ICAS (Independent Counselling and Advisory Services) SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group)
Toll-free number: 0801 113 945 from a Telkom line
(available 24 hours a day)

Or send a USSD code *134*905# to request a call back.
Toll-free number: 0800 171 171 from a Telkom line
(available 24 hours a day)

Or send an SMS to 31393 to request a call back.
Or email for a counsellor to call you back.
Free telephonic counselling for stress, relationships, HIV & AIDS, depression, trauma, burnout, anxiety, health issues, substance abuse, family matters, conflict, change, work issues, diversity, and bereavement. Free telephonic counselling for depression, anxiety / panic, trauma / PTSD, bipolar, suicide, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other mental health disorders.
Learn more about the ICAS toll-free counselling service. Visit the SADAG website ( for useful resources such as questionnaires, articles and online videos.
Learn more about counselling services available to UCT staff members.

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