Health and Wellness

The university will soon appoint a primary health care nurse to assist in providing basic health and wellness services to students.  Students are advised to use the local clinic or the Kimberley Hospital, should they require medical attention.

Please note that students are responsible for the cost of their medical services.

For medical emergencies, students can phone the ER24 number for assistance.  This number can also be phoned for medical information and trauma debriefing, etc.  This service is free of charge.

ER24 EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR SPU STUDENTS:  084 124

The following health and wellness services are available for SPU students:

Student Advisor

The student advisor is available to students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  This service was set up as a first port of call, advice, and referral service able to assist students with a range of issues.  The student advisor works closely with both on-campus and off-campus services to ensure that students are appropriately advised and assisted.

Student issues are treated with the necessary respect, sensitivity and confidentiality.

Student Advisor:  Ms Kelesitse Mokae – 053 491 0213 or kelesitse.mokae@spu.ac.za

LifeLine Partnership

On Wednesdays, LifeLine offers free clinical and counselling services to SPU students at Central Campus.  Please consult this weekly service for information and assistance with family planning, HIV/AIDS testing, counselling and empowerment groups (Brother4Life and Zazi), etc.

SADAG

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) is a valuable online resource available to help students cope.  On their website, students can read about and watch videos on a host of mental health related issues like anxiety, depression and suicide trauma, etc.  They also have a 24 hour helpline which you can call free of charge from any landline.  On this line, they provide telephonic counselling, advice and referrals to professionals for more specialized assistance.

Visit www.sadag.org for more information or contact Destiny Helpline for Youth and Students on 0800 414 243