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Important helplines for when you are in a crisis or need help

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:49 PM

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Every day many South Africans are victims to abuse - whether it's domestic violence, sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Often, the abuse can leave its victims feeling alone and disassociated. 

If you need help - whether it's a crisis or you just need to talk to someone - there are many helplines and websites that are able to assist.

When help is needed, these 5 support lines may be a good place to start.

POWA – People Opposing Women’s Abuse 
Soweto: 011 933 2333
Katlehong: 011 905 2211
Evaton: 081 383 7698 

POWA advocates for a safe and equal society intolerant of all forms of violence against women and girls in all our diversity, where we are treated with respect and dignity and our rights are promoted. 

Emergency number: 10111
Crime stop: 08600 10111 
Domestic Violence Resources and Reporting.

Childline South Africa
Call: 0800 05 55 55 

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

National counselling line:  0861 322 322
Stop gender violence: 0800 150 150 
HIV & AIDS helpline: 0800 012 322

A 24-hour telephonic service that can assist with psychological and social stresses and trauma. For example: family problems, trauma, depression, loneliness, pregnancy, HIV infections/affection, bereavement and sexual and gender violence. 

Suicide crisis line: 0800 567 567
SADAG mental health line: 011 234 4837
Substance abuse line: 0800 12 13 14 

SADAG is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group. On this website you will find comprehensive mental health information and resources to help you, a family member or loved one.

This article was provided by Africa New Media Group.