All the COVID-19 Resources…
Information for psychology practitionersThe current corona virus that is causing COVID-19 is new to the world.
Researchers did not have a chance to study this specific virus, the impact of the virus on people, the infection processes and the impact of infection before the outbreak started. They are learning from the pandemic as it unfolds. That means that health professionals around the globe must stay up to date in terms of: research findings as they become available, and what the important but unanswered questions at this stage are. Here are some important information sources for data about the pandemic around the globe and in South Africa, what the disaster response status in South Africa is, and credible information, advice and materials to support you when helping members of the public, frontline healthcare workers, and COVID-19 patients.
Calling all health personnel to come forward for enrolment in the last week of the Sisonke Phase 3 b study
Cape Town | The Sisonke investigators would like to extend an invitation to all unvaccinated health workers to register for and receive the JnJ vaccine as part of the Sisonke trial. Sisonke vaccinations resumed Wednesday 28 April after we received approval from the...read more
04 May 2021 BREAKING NEWSRegistration now OPEN for all OOH HCW STAFF Dear HCW As part of the Phase 1 Roll-Out to Vaccinate all Healthcare Workers, we urgently request that you register and book all ‘Out of Hospital’ Health Care workers to be vaccinated next. This...read more
V4HCW have developed this very helpful site to answer questions regarding the vaccine. They will update regularly. The following sites are of importanceread more
In the last 12-months, the world and our very way of life has been fundamentally altered by the global pandemic, and we have had to learn to manage the catastrophic health, psychosocial, social and economic effects that have emerged as the primary consequential outcomes of COVID-19. Recently, our attention has been re-directed to the hopes associated with the development of efficacious vaccines to combat the virus. Management of the pandemic has profoundly shifted to issues related to vaccine development, trials and efficacy, approval, production, distribution and scalable population rollout.read more
Dear PsySSA Member We trust that this email finds you in good health. As you may be aware, South Africa's vaccine rollout to healthcare workers has seen more than 70 000 vaccines already administered to date. This programme is expected to gain momentum in the...read more
In honour of Women's Day 2020, the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) has launched the campaign, “Pharmacy Safe Spaces.” This initiative aims to assist victims of violence by giving them the option to request assistance from pharmacists who can report...read more
As PsySSA, we are committed to navigating the current crisis, and implementing necessary plans in ways that allow us to continue to support you, engage with you, and uphold the Society’s vision and mission, while also supporting and helping the nation in its time of...read more
As you would know by now, President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight 26 March to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, and contain the spread and human costs of the pandemic. PsySSA supports the President’s targeted interventions to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. Listen to our latest podcast on the subject…read more