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20 October 2016: UCT toll-free counselling service for staff

The University, through the Organisational Health and Wellness office in the Human Resources Department, now offers support for its staff members through access to a toll-free telephonic counselling service.

In the current service model staff make an appointment with the Organisational Health and Wellness office for an initial consultation and to determine what the best course of action and relevant referral would be. Given the current situation at the University where staff need access to assistance and may not be able to contact Organisational Health, a toll-free telephonic counselling service has been made available to all staff.

UCT's toll-free number is: 0801 113 945 and employees can also send us a USSD code *134*905# for us to call them back.

Learn more about the UCT Employee Health and Wellbeing Programme and toll-free counselling service.
Learn more about the counselling service offered by the Organisational Health and Wellness office.

The Organisational Health and Wellness office also offers additional support at this time:
  • a once-off Emotional Impact session that can be arranged for groups with ICAS (external service provider) maximum 15 per group
  • a Group Trauma Debriefing, or Emotional Impact session that can be facilitated by Org Health – maximum 15 per group
For any queries related to the additional support, please contact Ashley Taylor (ext 2154) or Blanche Claasen-Hoskins(ext 5685).
17 October 2016: Newsletters

Protect your sight
How to do a breast self-exam
Top eating tips from dietitians

View previous organisational health newsletters
12 October 2016: Discovery Health Annual renewal campaign for 2017

View the PSG newsflash for updates on the Discovery Health 2017 increases, general benefit changes, Vitality updates and more.

View the 2017 annual renewal period communication to UCT Discovery Health members.

View the 2017 health plans, contributions and plan range summary, benefit guides and vitality information.
Members have the opportunity to update their plan choice for the following year.
To book your individual appointment for plan advice contact Dianne Wilson on or (021) 650 5682 or 072 384 1458.

The deadline for the return of the option change form is Monday, 28 November 2016.
18 May 2016: 2nd Semester Employment Equity and Recruitment Workshops
This workshop, presented by Gugu Vakiele (Staff Recruitment Office) and Lucina Reddy (Transformation Services Office), provides an overview of the Employment Equity Act of South Africa; the recruitment and selection processes at UCT; the role of an employment equity representative and the opportunity to work through case based scenarios.

Venue: Cambria House Training Room
Time: 09h00 – 12h00
Dates: Choose from 22 July, 19 August, 22 September or 27 October
Booking: Limited to 20 persons per session. Please email to indicate your availability. Once you have received your confirmation email, further correspondence will be sent closer to the workshop date.

The training team is implementing departmental or faculty training this semester, if a department or faculty requires specific training, please email

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