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• Application DOES NOT guarantee approval as it depends on the threshold for income and available funds -allocation to CCT.
• The granting of a bursary in 2013 (for students who were granted bursaries in 2012) is SUBJECT TO the student’s financial situation not having improved and who have performed well academically in the 2012 academic year.
• Students who fail to submit applications by the given DUE DATE will not be considered for the bursary.
• INCOMPLETE application forms submitted to the bursary office (supporting documents outstanding/ not certified and/or application form not signed by students) will cause a delay and possibly REJECTION of the bursary.
• Students must check that they are completing the CORRECT FORM, since the application form and the SOP (Statement of Particulars) forms are different for NCV and REPORT 191 courses.
• Schedule of Particulars MUST BE completed within communicated timeframe to avoid disappointment.
• Students must read the FINE PRINT “Important Note” on Schedule of Particulars to ensure that incorrect/incomplete SOP’s are NOT submitted to bursary office
i.e. ALL alterations made MUST be initialled
NO tip-ex is allowed
Complete all forms in BLACK PEN

• ALL copies of ID’s and related documents are to be CERTIFIED
• Students who are married are required to attach a CERTIFIED COPY of marriage certificate AND CEDRTIFIED COPY of ID Document.
KINDLY NOTE these are forms are specified by NSFAS. Completing them correctly and attaching all the relevant documentation & ensuring they are Certified where necessary will make all the difference to you being a SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT.

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South African Depression & Anxiety Group

South African Depression & Anxiety Group | CCT Student eNewsletter |

Emergency lines

Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567
SMS 31393

Pharmadynamics Police and Trauma Line
0800 20 50 26 AstraZeneca Bipolar Line
0800 70 80 90

Sanofi Aventis Sleep Line
0800-SLEEPY ( 0800 753 379)

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line
0800 12 13 14 - SMS 32312 SADAG Mental Health Line
011 262 6396

Dr Reddy's Help Line
0800 21 22 23
Hours 8am to 8pm 365 days a year

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College of Cape Town - Inspiring Minds | Facebook

College of Cape Town - Inspiring Minds | Facebook | CCT Student eNewsletter |
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Let's Talk Mental International Health Awareness

The Let's Talk Campaign videos "Let's Talk" is a social network campaign in South Africa that honestly and openly explores what it's like to live with or car...
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Teen suicide is becoming more common every year in South Africa. In fact only car accidents and homicide kill more youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In South Africa 9% of all teen deaths are caused by suicide. The fastest growing age is young people under 35, specifically female suicides which peak between 15 to 19 years!

Research indicates that although more females attempt suicide, more males succeed. This is due to the more violent nature males select. Girls are more likely to overdose on medication, or take chemicals, whereas boys often find access to firearms or hang themselves.

There is a major link between Depression and Suicide. Most of the time teen depression is a passing mood. Sadness, loneliness, grief and disappointments we all feel at times, and are normal reactions to life's struggles. However undiagnosed depression can lead to tragedy. Up to one third of all suicide victims had attempted suicide previously.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group answer the National Toll Free Suicide Crisis Line which takes a huge number of calls from teens who are calling for themselves or on behalf of a friend. This line has already saved thousand of lives, and with funding from Foundations, the Department of Mental Health and World Bank, during 2004, over 110,000 children in the North Western Province and the Northern Cape were given workshops specifically addressing how to help a friend who was showing some of the signs of suicide. This program not only encourages teens to come forward but also tells them where to go for help in their own community and how to contact the Suicide Line.

Skilled counsellors support the lines (0800 567 567) and encourage teens to get professional help, to talk to an adult they trust, to go to a doctor, or talk to a church leader. There is a range of brochures and pamphlets available for teens. For schools that are in crisis either due to the death of a learner, or maybe a teacher or parent, there is a program that is available called "When Death Impacts your School". Teacher’s half day workshops are also given throughout South Africa. It is not unusual for more than one child to make a pact to die. In the Northern Cape, in one town, already three children have died from the same group.

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24 Hour Addiction Treatment and Intervention Assistance

Drug abuse is a term used for the misuse of drugs. While the term usually brings to mind the "junkie" on the street corner, unfortunately it also applies to the person who does not take prescription drugs in the proper dosage or for the purpose they were intended.

Drug abuse occurs when any drug, whether it is illegal or illicit (such as a club or rave drug) or even legally prescribed by a health care professional is used for any reason other than that for which it was designed. Drug abuse also happens when a drug is taken simply to achieve a feeling of euphoria, sedation, or to induce hallucinations or other psychological anomalies.
Depending on the type of drug that is being abused, the effects on the human body will be different. Abuse of prescription drugs can lead to overdose, which can cause brain damage, organ damage, or even death.

Abuse of prescription drugs can also cause the body to build up a tolerance for the drug. As the tolerance level increases, the person finds that it takes higher and higher doses of the drug in order to even begin to feel the effects, much less achieve the desired feelings.
Illegal or illicit drug abuse can be especially dangerous on one's body.

The method of introduction into the body can cause problems. Snorting, or sniffing a powder form of a drug can cause nasal, bronchial tube, and lung abscesses. In addition, the septum, mucous membranes, and even the skin between the nostrils can all literally be eaten away.

Injecting drugs directly into the veins can cause scarring or vein collapse. In addition, because needles for injections are often reused or shared among users, the chance of contracting Hepatitis C or the HIV virus are increased.

The type of drug being abused is not, however, a factor. The fact that drug abuse is occurring, and that someone is suffering drug abuse and needs help is what should be considered.
Fortunately, drug treatment facilities are available to those who suffer from drug abuse or have a loved one who abuses drugs. By calling our 24-hour drug abuse hotline, you can obtain information from people who really care about the problem of drug abuse you may be facing, and want to help.

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Holistic Addiction Treatment Program

Holistic Addiction Treatment Program | CCT Student eNewsletter |
Holistic residential drug and alcohol rehab program providing addiction treatment, drug and alcohol detox, addiction interventions and dual diagnosis treatment.
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