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Student support

Welfare support

There is a range of welfare support services available to you, both at UCT and in the city. 

UCT Services

UCT Student Careline

Please contact in case of student emergencies.

Tel: 0800 24 25 26 (free from a Telkom line)

SMS: 31393 (for a call-me-back)

 

Student Wellness

Tel: 021 650 1017/1020

Address: Steve Biko Level 6 (walk-in service)

Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30

 

Health Services

Website

 

Counselling Services

Website

 

Campus Protection Services (CPS)

Tel: 021 650 2222/3 (24-hour hotline)

 

UCT Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Tel: 072 393 7824 (24-hour hotline)

Website


External Services

Life-Line

Tel: 086 132 2322 (Toll-free, 24 hours/day)

 

SA Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

Tel: 0800 567 567 (Toll-free, 8am – 8pm)

 

Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline

Tel: 0800 70 80 90 (Toll-free, 8am – 8pm)

 

Suicide Crisis Help-Line

Tel: 0800 567 567 (Toll-free, 8am – 8pm)

SMS Help-Line: 31 393

 

Substance Abuse Helpline

Tel: 0800 121 314 (Toll-free, 24 hours/day)

 

Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre (CTDCC)

Tel: 021 447 8026

Website

 

Rape Crisis Cape Town

Tel: 021 447 9762 (24-hour crisis line)

 

The Trauma Centre

Tel: 021 465 7373

Address: 120 Chapel Street, Zonnebloem

 

Government Ambulance

10177 / ER24

Tel: 084 124 or 8110 (at own cost)

 

Groote Schuur Hospital

Psychiatric Unit (C23)

Tel: 021 404 2175

Trauma Unit

Tel: 021 404 4112