SAPC membership outreach work

While some of our member groups focus exclusively on “outreach” work, others participate in this work, as individuals or groups, through affiliation with existing organisations which we are calling Affiliates. These affiliated organisations are not (yet) SAPC members but are rather with those with whom SAPC groups or individuals work on some basis. Such affiliation is testimony to our individual or collective engagement in outreach work and this list is intended as a resource for others to more easily find such opportunities for the sharing of their skills and time.
 

The pooling of such affiliation highlights our diversity and volume, both of which add intelligence and strength to our communication with government and industry as well as clearly demonstrating how our existing networks could develop a sustainable and collaborative approach to psycho-social public health.

This list will be updated using the data available from the 2017 Questionnaires


Cape Town Child Welfare’s Adoption Services

http://www.helpkids.org.za/ 

Target Population: Staff support

Affiliate Contact person:

SAPC member: Daksha Hargovan

Role: Alternative Care Panel since 2011

We are a group of health care and legal professionals comprising the Adoption Panel. We meet every 2 months providing the adoption team with valuable support and in-put.  

Needs:

Contact Details 


Community Action towards Safer Environment

http://www.case.za.org/

Target Population: Community

Affiliate Contact person: Nadia Ventura (director)  Waseemah Majal (admin) 

SAPC member: SAAJA  (group initiative) Philippa Colinese (philippa.colinese@gmail.com)

& John Gosling ( jgandros@telkomsa.net )

projects@case.za.org

pickle@iafrica.com

Role: The Expressive Sandwork Project  is  a partnership between SAAJA and CASE  

Philippa Colinese – Founder, fund-raiser, facilitator. 

John Gosling – Founder, fund-raiser, facilitator.

CASE seeks to break the cycle of crime and violence in which young people live by equipping community members to reorganise and respond appropriately to the causes and effects of crume and violence in their communities. This is done through counselling, awareness raising, community development and networking 

Contact Details:

email: finances@case.za.org 

email: admin@case.za.org  phone: +27 21 691 7066/73     

fax:  086 654 4753 


Children for Tomorrow

Target Population: Children

Affiliate Contact Person:

SAPC Member: Umesh Bawa  ubawa@global.co.za

Role:

The primary objective of Children for Tomorrow is the promotion of psychological well-being for children, youth and families affected by trauma and violence. 

Contact Details:

Address: Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre,120 Washington Street, Langa, Cape Town 

Tel: 021 695 1919 / 021 959 2283 

Cell: 082 202 3211 

 


Famsa Western Cape

http://www.famsawc.org.za/

Target Population: Individual, couple and family 

Affiliate Contact Person: Daleen van Staaden  Pauline Sevitz 

SAPC Member: Lisa Jeanne

Role: Volunteer: I work four hours a week I offering almost exclusively couple work. I find that volunteer work (rather than sessional) allows more flexibility. Supervision and a variety of ongoing training is offered free of charge. 

Formed in 1948, FAMSA Western Cape is a non-profit organisation (NPO) specialising in relationship  counselling. FAMSA recognises all forms of family and strives to make a positive impact in communities through its counselling and support services. It also partners with public and private 

Needs: Volunteer and sessional therapists 

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Bowden Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925 

Tel: 021 447 7951 / 021 447 0170 (appointments) 

Cell: 082 231 4470 

Fax: 021 447 0174 


Lawrence House

http://scalabrini.org.za/lawrence-house/

Target Population: Abandoned children and youth

Affiliate Contact Person:

SAPC Members: Daksha Hargovan  Val Valentini

Role: Daksha Hargovan –  Board Member

Val Valentini  –  Volunteer: I go to a staff meeting once a month and listen to a problem case they may be battling to manage. I offer insight and guidance into how to help the child. 

Founded in 1868 Leliebloem House is a registered NPO operating as a residential child and youth care centre for over 60 children, from troubled families and backgrounds, who are placed by the Children’s Court. Apart from their core business of residential care Leliebloem also active strives to make a difference in  the children’s families and communities of origin. Many of these programmes are looked to as “best practice models” and we are keen to share our experience with colleagues in the child and youth care fields by being available for knowledge sharing through site visits, telephonic support as well as by offering training and information sessions

Needs: Volunteers

Contact Details

Address: 25 Regent St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925 

Phone: 021 4481144 

 


Leliebloem Children’s Home (Athlone).

http://www.leliebloem.org.za/

Target Population: Children

Affiliate Contact Person:

SAPC Member: John Gosling

Role: Consultant, attending monthly meetings, case conferences as well as presenting seminars  and offering pro bono consultations for staff when the need arises 

Founded in 1868 Leliebloem House is a registered NPO operating as a residential child and youth care centre for over 60 children, from troubled families and backgrounds, who are placed by the Children’s Court. Apart from their core business of residential care Leliebloem also active strives to make a difference in  the children’s families and communities of origin. Many of these programmes are looked to as “best practice models” and we are keen to share our experience with colleagues in the child and youth care fields by being available for knowledge sharing through site visits, telephonic support as well as by offering training and information sessions 

Needs:

Contact details

Address: Korne Close, off Belgravia Road, Crawford, Cape Town 7780
Telephone: +27(0)21 697 4947
Fax: +27(0)21 696 4174
Email: secretary: reception@leliebloem.org.za 

 


 Perinatal Mental Health Project

https://pmhp.za.org/

Target Population:

Affiliate Contact Person:

SAPC Member: Bronwyn Evans 

Role:

 PMHP provides an integrated counselling service in four obstetric facilities in Cape Town building capacity amongst a range of different health workers to provide support, screening and appropriate referral for pregnant women and girls experiencing psychological distress. 

Contact Details

Address: LABU, 

Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Mowbray, Cape Town 

Phone: 021 659 4938 

 


The Parent Centre

http://www.theparentcentre.org.za/

Target Marget:

Affiliate Contact Person: Mireille Landman

SAPC Member: Mireille Landman  Mlandman@cybersmart.co.za 

The Parent Centre intervention comprises five antenatal visits and 15 postnatal visits ending when the child reaches six months of age. The approach and input is informed by current bio-neurological research, as well as developmental theories.

Needs:

Contact Details

Address: Upper level, Wynberg Centre, 123 cnr Main Road and Piers Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800 

Phone: 021 762 0116 

Email: marketing@theparentcentre.org.za 


Sophiatown Community Psychological Services

http://www.sophiatowncounselling.co.za/

Target Marget:

Affiliate Contact Person: Johanna Kistner 

SAPC Member:

Sophiatown Community Psychological Services is a community mental health organisation which strives to provide culturally and socially-appropriate psycho-social support to the economically disadvantaged; to build and strengthen support networks for vulnerable individuals; and to continuously work with others towards social justice and change. It has two main centres. 

  1. Westdene: counsellors/therapists/social workers serve Zamimipilo, Joe Slovo, Pennyville, Riverlea, Noordgesig and Mzimhlophe as well as providing a full time service from the Westdene office for referrals from community structures, hospitals, clinics, and universities. The focus of this service is primarily on HIV/Aids, bereavement, and caregiving.
  2. Bertrams centre serves the inner city migrant and refugee communities with a particular focus on the trauma of war, forced displacement, and xenophobia

Contact Details

Address: 4 Lancaster Street, Westdene 

Tel: 011 482 8530 / 011 482 2117 

Fax: 011 482 8714 

E-mail: admin@sophiatowncounselling.co.za 

 


Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children 

www.saartjiebaartmancentre.org.za 

Affiliate Contact Person: Ilse Ahrends 

SAPC Member:

Role:

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBC) was established in May 1999 as the first one-stop centre in the country for women, youth and children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence in their lives. 

Contact Details

Tel: 021 633 5287 

Fax: 021 637 3487 

E-mail: info@womenscentre.co.za 

 


The Smile Foundation 

http://www.smilefoundationsa.org/

Target:

Affiliate Contact Person: Katrin Woodhead 

SAPC Member:

Role:

As part of its holistic service delivery, the Smile Foundation’s primary mission is the provision of reconstructive plastic surgery for children, mainly from vulnerable and previously disadvantaged communities, who have facial anomalies. We offer pre and post operation counselling as well as individual brief-term psychotherapy for parents and the parent-infant relationship in this situation. 

Contact Details

Address: Eastwood Block, 57 6th road, Hyde Park. 

Tel:  0861 A SMILE/ 011 325 6480 

Email: info@smilefoundationsa.org 

 


Triangle Project

https://triangle.org.za/

Target: LGBTI population

Affiliate Contact Person: Sharon Ludwig, Heather Adonis 

SAPC Members: Dain Peters  dgpeters@absamail.co.za, Tania Mackenzie 

Role: Dain Peters -Therapist, materials development and groupwork

Tania Mackenzie – Therapist

Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, their partners and families. 

Contact Details

Address: Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001 

Phone: 081 257 6693 

 


UCT Department of Social Development

http://www.socialdevelopment.uct.ac.za/

Target: Students

Affiliate Contact person:

SAPC Member: Johann Graaff

Role: Therapist (pro-bono sessions)

Contact Details

 


Women for Afrika’s (WFA)

www.wfa.org.za  /  www.womanwithin.org 

Target: Woman

Affiliate Contact Person: Liane Durra 

SAPC Members: Liane Durra

Role:

Women for Afrika’s (WFA) vision is to create a community of women supporting each other on a journey of self-discovery and female empowerment. WFA provides education and training, as well as ongoing support circles, leadership training and diversity workshops. 

Contact Details

Address: 3 St David’s Rd, Claremont, 7708 

Tel: 021 683 2566 

Cell: 082 658 3082 

Fax: 021 671 1950 

E-mail: liane@intekom.co.za 

 


Education

Flying Children

www.flyingchildrensa.co.za 

Target:

Affiliate Contact Person: Lindy Harris 

SAPC Members:

Role:

Flying Children works with ‘clusters’ of around five schools. It conducts intense teaching, mentoring and supervision with the teachers, and then builds services in aftercare, parenting training and support for orphans and vulnerable children at ‘hub’ schools. Psychoanalytic principles support and inform Flying Children’s work. 

Contact Details

Cell no: 082 905 5881 

E-mail: lindyharris@mweb.co.za 

Twitter: @Flying_Children 

 


 

Ridgeway College Peer Counselling Group

Contact Person: Philip Hewitt / Ndivhuwo Kutama 

SAPC Members:

Ridgeway College is an independent school in Makhado, Limpopo. A peer counselling group is formed annually to support The Sumbandila – scholarship students from the outlying Vhembe District. The group comprises 10 volunteer senior students who undergo basic counselling skills in listening, using feelings and giving attention to others. The programme has been very successful. 

Contact Details

Tel: +44(0)208-402-2984 / 015 516 3908 

Cell: +44 (0)7977160858 / 078 619 4134 

E-mail: philipjhewitt@yahoo.co.uk / ndivhuwo.kutama@gmail.com 

 


The Shine Centre

www.theshinecentre.org.za 

Target:

Affiliate Contact Person: Bea Volbrecht 

SAPC Members:

Role:

The Shine Centre was established in 2000 in response to an identified need for an early intervention programme for children who needed support in language and literacy attainment. Using Thirty-six Shine literacy games developed by speech and language experts delivers literacy support to children in Grades Two and Three in school-based centres using trained volunteers and evidence-based methodology and resources. Those children who do not make satisfactory progress through the literacy support programme are referred to volunteer psychologists for an assessment so that recommendations can be made to help the child further. 

Contact Details

Address: Unit 108, Palmyra Junction, Palmyra Road, Claremont 

Cell: 083 785 9998 

 


Community-Assisted Schools (CAS)

www.communityassistingschools.org 

Target:

Affiliate Contact Person: Leandra Jacobs / Ros O’Conner 

SAPC Members:

Role:

The CAS approach is a pragmatic and inclusive model which provides support to the school’s head and senior staff members and works directly with members of the community in which the school is located. HA Jack Primary School in Johannesburg falls under the CAS umbrella. Within the school a Care Bear Counselling Room has been built, providing learners with a space to talk about their emotional difficulties. Learners struggling scholastically are also provided with support, assessment and if necessary relevant referrals.

Contact Details

Cell: 072 211 3286 / 083 444 6572 

Email: info@leandrajacobs.co.za / calocon@telkomsa.net 

Website: www.leandrajacobs.co.za / www.communityassistingschools.org