Higher Health has launched a dedicated 24 hour toll free mental helpline

Covid 19 has probably had an impact on everyone globally, some people have been affected directly by the virus, others have been affected by restrictions on movement and travel, and most people have experienced increased stress and anxiety levels as a result of the global pandemic. With South Africa now being ranked in the Top 5 of the countries with the highest number of recorded Covid-19 cases, this will have a negative impact on people's mental health including students and staff in the institutions of Higher learning.

As universities, Tvet and CET colleges currently prepare for the safe return of students to Campuses amid Covid-19, they cannot neglect the psychological support that will be needed by students and staff. Under the Guidance of the Department Of Higher Education and Training in Support with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, Higher Health has launched a dedicated 24 hour toll free mental helpline.

Vow FM host Harvy T chats to Prof Ramneek Ahluwalia, the Chief Executive Officer at Higher Health SA.