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By Carien de Klerk Trauma has become a popular word in the everyday vernacular.  In education circles people are talking about trauma-informed schools and we also hear of trauma-informed cultures in workplaces.  Is it just another buzz-word, or is it important to know about trauma? In the mental health world, we know how important it […]

Article by WHO (World Health Organisation) Article Source: Key Facts: One in six people are aged 10-19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10-19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected […]

By: Ed Board, Article sourced from: Bullying may seriously affect the mental health and well-being of children and youth. Parents, teachers, coaches, and other youth-serving adults are in positions where they are able to notice when there are signs of mental distress or bullying behaviour. Research suggests that children and youth who are bullied over time are […]

Research shows that clear rules help keep kids safe Rae Jacobson Article sourced from: Adolescence is a tricky time. Teenagers are just beginning to establish their identities and this often means testing the limits of parental controls. When it comes to drugs and alcohol, pushing the boundaries can lead to dangerous territory. Setting clear rules […]

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders (Law, Sideridis, Prock, & Sheridan, 2014; Jacobs, 2014; Fabio, Castriciano, & Rondanini, 2015; Lerner & Johns, 2012).  It is a developmental disorder characterised by severe levels of attention-disorganised and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity beyond that observed in individuals at a comparable level of development (American Psychiatric Association, […]

“The term ‘violence against women’ means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life” (United Nations General Assembly, 1993) Lené Witbooi, […]

Marleen van Rooyen is our cordial and friendly networker of GHSD (Good Hope Psychological Service) in Stellenbosch who since 2017 has been helping to raise awareness of the importance of emotional health and the service we provide. She is a good stakeholder networker and she also serves on the management of GHSD. Marleen is originally […]

Ally Franken is one of our psychological counsellors at Good Hope Psychological Service who works four days a week at our branch in Paarl. She is from the Eastern Cape – born and bred in Stutterheim where she also completed her school career. She has a soft spot for the countryside and tries to avoid […]

Good Hope Psychological Service is very privileged to have Peter Morris as chairman of the board. But who is this interesting man? Peter is a born Bolander; he was born as the second oldest of six children in Vlottenburg near Stellenbosch where both his parents were farm labourers on the farm, Digtebij. “In those years, […]