Addiction and Mental Health Helplines » South Africa
Alcoholics Anonymous South Africa
Alcoholics Anonymous based in South Africa is an informal society and has more than 4,500 alcoholic members who meet at meetings on a daily basis. There daily program can be viewed below:
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
The AA meetings consists of alcoholic addicts and not professionals such as counsellors or psychologists. The meetings are not religiously based, they welcome members of all religions, agnostics and atheists alike. There are no restrictions, you can come and go as you please and there is no sign-up or subscription fees.
AA Helpline - 0861 435 722l
Al-Anon GSO South Africa
Al-Anon GSO South Africa has been giving support for alcoholism to families and friends for over 70 years. There daily program can be viewed below:
Al-Anon Family Groups is a spiritual fellowship, not a religious one, where members share their own experience. All age groups and races are welcome. Meetings are conducted on a walk-in basis.
Al-Anon Helpline - 0861 252 666
Narcotics Anonymous South Africa
Narcotics Anonymous South Africa is a non-profit organization that consists of both men and women whom have had drug related problems.
Areas covered are Johannesburg, Pretoria, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.
Most members are recovering addicts who meet on a regular basis throughout South Africa to prevent each other from relapse. They focus on the disease of addiction rather than drugs themselves. Meetings are open to all genders, races, creeds or religions.
Narcotics Anonymous – 011 509 0031 / 083 900 6962
The South African Depression And Anxiety Group
The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa's largest mental health support and advocacy groupeducation and destigmatisation of mental illness in the country.
They are a Non-Profit registered organisation, with an 18a tax exemption. There team consists of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and General Practitioners. SADAG manages a 16-line counselling-and-referral call centre, and is the voice of patient advocacy, working in urban, peri-urban, and the most rural communities across South Africa.
You can call the 24hour Substance Abuse Helpline 0800 12 13 14, Sms 32312 or leave a message on the live chat form to contact a counsellor.
For counselling queries e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact a counsellor between 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday
Call: 011 234 4837 / Fax number: 011 234 8182
For a suicidal Emergency contact us on 0800 567 567
24hr Helpline 0800 456 789
Facebook - SADAG Facebook
Twitter - SADAG Twitter
Coronavirus Hotline Numbers For China And South Africa
National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa - 0800 029 999
Or visit: sacoronavirus.co.za/ or join the WhatsApp group on - 0600 123 456
24-hour Hotline numbers for South African citizens based in Wuhan City, China.
South African Embassy in Beijing
Hotline: +86 135 0105 9041
Ms Lesego Pelompe
Mr Siyabonga Ponco
South African Consulate General in Shanghai
Hotline: +86 159 0045 4282
Ms Grace Motloutzi