South Africa and the world are currently in unchartered waters, so to speak.
Lock-down is something new to all of us therefore, it is important to take care of our physical and mental health during this time. In the first of our regular guiding messages, we will look at the Impact of Lockdown on mental health.
The South African lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which is a global pandemic, has forced many of us, even those who have not been infected by the virus, to quarantine in our homes for the upcoming weeks. This might create anxiety, a sense of loss and loneliness.
Since a critical component of good mental state is to feel and stay connected to others, TUT will provide ongoing reciprocal social support – reaching out to employees to make sure they are doing well during the lock-down.
Should you need assistance, please contact your line manager or any of the numbers below. Please remember, we are in this together. Let’s take hands to save South Africa and its people.
- GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone
- Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531
- Women Abuse Helpline: 0800 150 150
- Child line: 0800 055 555
- SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211
- GBVF-related service complaints (SAPS): 0800 333 177/
- National AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322
- National Human Trafficking Helpline: 0800 222 777
- Suicide Helpline: 0800 567 567
- National Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.za
- National Institute of Communicable Diseases: https://www.nicd.ac.za
- World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int
- Coronavirus Hotline: 0800 029 999