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8 December: SADAG's free #FacebookFriday online Q & A
8 December: Newsletters

World AIDS day
Holiday safety tips
Six ways to treat sunburn

View previous organisational health newsletters.
12 October 2017: Discovery Health Annual renewal campaign for 2018

View the PSG newsflash for updates on the Discovery Health 2018 increases, general benefit changes, Vitality updates and more.

View the 2018 annual renewal period communication to UCT Discovery Health members.

View the 2018 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 Danica Bowran on or (021) 650 5682 or 084 611 9977.

The deadline for the return of the option change form is Thursday, 30 November 2017.
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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