South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
Offers support and resources to individuals with depression and anxiety related difficulties http://www.sadag.org/
There are many incredible resources in the addiction field. Many people make use of various resources in their search for a solution including psychotherapy, rehabs and twelve step programs. The twelve step treatment programs (so named because the recovery lifestyle that they teach is broken down into 12 steps) offer free support to addicts and family members. These groups offer invaluable support. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first twelve step program. However, many programs for all types of addictions have sprouted from them. Please feel free to use google to find other groups if needed.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Offers support and treatment to recovering alcoholics. They have a useful list of all the meetings in different areas and times. http://www.aasouthafrica.org.za/
Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Offers support and treatment to recovering gambling addicts. The South African website lists local meetings. It may not be completely up to date. https://gasouthafrica.wordpress.com/
Other Addiction Resources
There are also other resources for addiction.
National Responsible Gambling Program (NRGP)
The NRGP offers short interventions for problem gamblers and family members of problem gamblers. Please contact their toll-free telephone number to talk to one of their counsellors if you need any assistance. I’m affiliated to the NRGP treatment network.
Tel: 0800 006 008
Child Line South Africa
A good resource for children to phone for help or adults to find out what to do in the event of suspected child abuse. http://www.childlinesa.org.za/
Tel: 0800 055 555
The South African Professional Society on the abuse of Children (SAPSAC)
This is a wonderful organisation for anyone working with children and concerned about child abuse. They promote the spreading of knowledge and skills related to dealing with child abuse amongst the various professionals and role players that are involved with this issue. They have several useful links on their website and have a wonderful annual conference. http://www.sapsac.co.za/