The 2020 academic year has no doubt been the most difficult to date for pupils across South Africa.
Olympic great Michael Phelps has voiced his concerns over the negative impact on athletes’ mental health of the Tokyo Games postponement prompted by the new coronavirus pandemic.
The SA Federation for Mental Health, Leon de Beer says society needs to encourage men to recognise mental health and to seek professional help if they feel they are not coping.
South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.