Health Minister to address Mental Health Summit
12 Apr 2012
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will today, 12 April address the opening of the National Mental Health Summit at St Georges Hotel, Centurion, Tshwane.
The two-day summit, expected to be attended by mental health specialists, non-governmental organisation providing mental health services and health MECs is expected to deal with a range of issues in the mental health sector including:
- mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders
- strengthening of mental health policies and programmes
- child and adolescent mental health
- suicide prevention
- culture, mental health and indigenous mental health practices.
One of the key outcomes of the summit will be the development of a framework that will outline and provide guidelines for immediate and long-term action that must be implemented to scale up investment in mental health services for the improvement of mental health and well being of all South Africans.
Members of the media are invited to the summit scheduled as follows:
Date: 12 April 2012
Venue: St Georges Hotel (Irene, Centurion)
Issued by: Department of Health
12 Apr 2012
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