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PsySSA was formed in January 1994, uniting the various bodies that existed until then. PsySSA was structured as a transformed entity to deal with the fast-changing dispensation and speaks authoritatively on behalf of the discipline on matters concerning the mental health and psychosocial well-being of all South Africans. PsySSA has since its inception been dedicated to making a significant contribution to solving the pressing human development problems in South Africa.

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PsySSA Statement on the Killing of Nathaniel Julius

It is with great sadness and dismay that the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) learned of the tragic killing of young Nathaniel Julius in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg. This is yet another death at the hands of the South African Police. According to media...

Ending gender-based violence: A statement by the Psychological Society of South Africa

As we approach yet another 16 days of activism against gender-based violence during what...

PsySSA Statement on the Killing of Nathaniel Julius

It is with great sadness and dismay that the Psychological Society of South Africa...

JUNE 16 YOUTH DAY

Remembering the legacy of Youth Day is important for all South Africans. This remembering is fundamentally important for all of us in the health and mental health profession. Given the inequalities in our society, the rampant poverty, and the continued struggles for humanity among the vulnerable and marginalised, it is critically urgent that the legacy of systemic oppression be addressed both within ourselves, as well as within society. Our responsibility is to understand, examine, teach, soothe and to confront and resist the overt and subtle manifestations of racism, sexism and all other oppressions. We can also continue to advocate for conditions that restore the dignity and humanity of all. It is the best way we can honour the youth of 1976, and the youth of 2020. As PsySSA, we can do that.

COVID-19…Extraordinary and Challenging Times…

PsyCast: COVID-19: Who’s afraid of the Big Fake News

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…

PsyCast: Children, Trauma and Going Back to School

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…

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In Memoriam: Professor Lionel Nicholas, PhD.

PsySSA invites you to honour the legacy of its Fourth President and one of its founding members, Prof Lionel John Nicholas, who passed away on the on 24 December 2020 in Cape Town
Prof Nicholas will be honoured by:

*Mr Umesh Bawa (University of the Western Cape)
*Prof Hussein Bulhan (Frantz Fanon University, Somaliland)
*Prof Saths Cooper (IUPsyS & PAPU)
Dr Kedibone Letlaka-Rennert (IMF, Washington)
*Dr Jim Statman (Boston)
*Prof Kopano Ratele (University of South Africa)
*Prof Garth Stevens (Dean: Humanities, University of the Witwatersand)
*Prof Shahnaaz Suffla (University of South Africa)

Join us on Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 18:00 (SAST)

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfuqtrjwrGdeHrZmB7pJC-BsG2vbAcUyQ

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PsySSA Statement: Statement regarding medical affirming treatment, including puberty blockers, for trans adolescents

Visit our website to read this full statement: https://www.psyssa.com/statement-regarding-medical-affirming-treatment-including-puberty-blockers-for-trans-adolescents/?et_fb=1&PageSpeed=off

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In Memoriam: PsySSA invites you to honour the legacy of its Fourth President and one of its founding members, Prof Lionel John Nicholas, who passed away on the on 24 December 2020 in Cape Town.

Join us on Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 18:00 (SAST)

Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfuqtrjwrGdeHrZmB7pJC-BsG2vbAcUyQ

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PsySSA Statement: Statement regarding medical affirming treatment, including puberty blockers, for trans adolescents

Visit our website to read this full statement: https://t.co/QTF0utEDov

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In Memoriam: PsySSA invites you to honour the legacy of its Fourth President and one of its founding members, Prof Lionel John Nicholas, who passed away on the on 24 December 2020 in Cape Town.

Join us on Thursday, 14 January 2021 at 18:00 (SAST) https://t.co/tjscWqroX4

PsySSA hears the call from our National President & lights our candle blue in honour of those who have lost their lives and in tribute to those working on the frontline.

PsySSA invites you to join our campaign by uploading a picture of your candle to social media and tagging us https://t.co/qMJILUZVSb

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