SADAG is celebrating our second annual Support Group Awareness Week from the 24 – 28 January 2022. Our Support Group offering is very close to our hearts, as Support Groups were the core of where it all began for SADAG.
SADAG Founder and Director, Zane Wilson, following her own experience with years of undiagnosed panic disorder, realised how stigmatised Mental Illness was in South Africa and how little help and support was available to sufferers and loved ones. She decided to start a Support Group, which then turned into what is now known as the “The South African Depression and Anxiety Group” today. Fast forward 28 years, and now SADAG proudly hosts over 160 Free Support Groups nationwide.
Support Group Awareness Week is a time where we get to reflect on, and celebrate, the importance of Support Groups. In a country where Mental Health resources are so limited, Support Groups offer a place of acceptance and understanding, free of stigma. During this week we aim to create awareness of these wonderful resources and the positive impact they have in their communities and to their members.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.