Prevention Research for Community, Family and Child Health is a research group housed within the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. We aim to provide evidence about what works to improve infant, child, maternal and family health in our setting, and in other similar low resource communities across sub-Saharan Africa.
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October is Mental Health Awareness Month. We’re tackling 5 common myths about mental health. Last week, we spoke about mental health in the workplace. One of the most important mental health myths to tackle is the notion that people with mental health disorders can’t be productive, reliable or capable employees. Fact is, a significant proportion of working adults experience mental health problems and still manage to do their jobs. Unfortunately, mental health issues are still poorly understood and many employees feel the need to hide their suffering due to stigma and discrimination. Like any chronic condition, mental illness can be managed successfully through disease management. There are many effective actions that organizations can take to promote mental health in the workplace. Check out our news page for more information!