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Data for virtual mental health services
R150 will help us purchase data to support our virtual mental health services
The COVID-19 lockdown regulations mean that our organisation can’t offer its services and community-based programmes in the usual manner, despite the growing need for our mental health services. We therefore keep our ‘doors open’ by maintaining and building relationships and communicating with those in need of our services using remote technology such as WhatsApp, SMS messages, cellphone calls, Zoom, and social media where possible. Your donation of R150 will enable us to purchase data so that we can remain connected with our service users.
“Thank you for the regular motivational messages and for checking in on me to make sure I am well and not back in hospital. My social worker is always there when I need her.”
Did you know that people with mental disability already feature amongst the most stigmatised, ignored and neglected people in our communities? We are committed to making regular contact with those in need of mental health services to lessen their isolation, safeguard their mental health, and offer them hope in difficult times such as these.
We share vital information on COVID-19, physical distancing and hygiene measures in a way that is understandable and accessible – to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect our service users.
We also provide support, counselling, daily stimulation activities and reinforcement of skills so that our service users continue to function at the highest level possible.