The Rural Mental Health Campaign is pleased to announce that we released a report on the state of rural mental health care services on World Mental Health day the 10 October 2015. The report highlights the challenges that exist in rural mental health care through the testimonies of mental health care users in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West. Please share the report and follow the campaign and World Mental Health Month events on #DignityInMind and #WMHD2015
RuReSA Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
RuReSA is proud to recognise the "brave and daring heart" of Dr Pam McLaren for her commitment to social justice for people with disabilities through the development of community based rehabilitation services and policy; and challenging therapists to recognise and share the ethos and ethics of community based rehabilitation
Maryke Bezuidenhout, Manguzi, is on a cycling holiday in Nepal - and the earthquake hit! She says, "Survived the earthquake. Got caught on a mountain pass - rocks flying and a couple of cracks in the road, but managed to shelter against a cliff and made way down to an open area. Camped with the army who is taking good care of us. All safe! A little uncertain as to the rest of the holiday :)
Meet the RuReSA team. We will be in Worcester from 20th-24th September and would love to meet any local therapists. Please join us at the Rural Clinical School, Rm RCS 4&5, between 16.00 - 17.30 on the 22nd!
2015 Rural Health Conference
Humane Health Care 'Bringing the heart back into health care practice'
Date: 23-26 September 2015
Venue: Dunkeld Country Estate, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
The key conference themes for this years Conference are:
Early Registration closes 31 July, late registration closes 6 September 2015
Allied Health Fees: Early Bird R1800, Late Registration R2000, Students R1500
For more information about the Conference keep up to date by checking the Rural Health Conference website
#MomConnect! On August 21 2014 the South African Department of Health will announce the launch of MomConnect - a public-private partnership that will deliver key health information straight to women's cell phones. Follow this LIVE Storify of the launch
OT Seeker is an website belonging to the Department of Occupational Therapy at Queensland University, Australia. It aims to disseminate evidence based practice in occupational therapy. The extensive database also has papers on "rural rehabilitation" and
Accessibility in Churches: Ramp Up has an excellent guide for Churches on how to improve social acceptance and physical access to faith based activities. They also are working with lay pastors in rural areas to improve their understanding of disability
Rural Conference fees reduced for paid up RuReSA members. Save up to R500.00! To get a reduced fee for the Rural Conference 2014 please pay R75.00 RuReSA membership fee by 31st July. Note this is a pro rata fee for 31st July to 31st December 2014. Go t
RuReSA Membership Package. Look at our "Become a member page" to see what interesting services and resources we can offer you.