Helplines & support groups

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Abortion

  • National Couseling line: 0861 322 322
  • Marie Stopes Clinic: 0800 11 77 85

Abuse

  • Woman & child abuse: 0800 150 150
  • Substance abuse: 0800 121 314

Adoption

  • South African Government services toll free: 08600 60 10 11

Asthma

  • Western Cape: 021 396 1573
  • Gauteng: 011 643 2755

Autism

  • Western Cape helpline: 021 557 3573
  • Autism Society: 011 486 3696

Bereavement

Western Cape

  • Death Education and Counseling: 021 447 9857
  • NECHAMA counseling for the bereaved: 021 465 9390
  • The Compassionate Friends of Cape Town: 021 981 9540, support@tcfcape.co.za,www.tcfcape.co.za/
Gauteng

  • NECHAMA: 011 786 1703
Eastern Cape

  • Compassionate Friends: 041 379 2188

Birthline

  • Western Cape: 021 761 4747

Blind

  • Cape Town Society for the Blind: 021 448 4302
  • Blind SA: 011 839 1793

Breastfeeding

La Leche League of South Africa

  • Western Cape: 021 855 4657 
  • Gauteng: 012 332 2564
  • KZN: 031 309 1801
  • Eastern Cape: 041 583 1577
  • Free State: 056 212 6607
  • Northern Cape: 082 783 2338
Breastfeeding Association

  • Gauteng: 011 883 9873
  • Western Cape: 021 887 4213

Cerebral Palsy

  • National Association for people with Cerebral Palsy: 011 452 2774
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa: 011 435 0386
  • Cerebral Palsy clinic: 021 658 5391
  • Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association: 021 685 4150

Childline

  • Childline National Office: 031 207 9108
  • Eastern Cape: 041 453 0411
  • Free State: 051 430 3311
  • Gauteng: 011 645 2000
  • KZN: 031 312 0904
  • Limpopo: 015 295 6449
  • North West: 018 297 4411
  • Western Cape: 021 762 8198

Child Welfare

  • Western Cape: 021 945 3111
  • Eastern Cape: 042 243 2328
  • Johannesburg: 011 298 8500
  • Northern Cape: 053 871 3220
  • Limpopo: 011 454 4110
  • Free State: 051 430 3311
  • KZN: 031 577 2002
  • North West: 018 297 5663

Deaf 

  • Deaf Federation of SA: 011 482 1610
  • SA National Council for the Deaf: 011 838 6835

Diabetes

  • South African Diabetes Association National office: 011 792 9888
Diabetes SA

  • Durban: 0861 222 717
  • Port Elizabeth: 082 579 9059
  • Western Cape: 021 425 4440
  • Pretoria: 083 574 0959 
  • National Office: 011 886 3765

Doulas

  • Doulas Childbirth Companions Western Cape: 021 852 3425

Down's Syndrome

Down's Syndrome SA

  • Johannesburg: 011 484 6116
  • Durban: 031 464 2055
  • Cape Town: 021 689 1519/ 082 424 6339
  • Western Cape: 021 919 8533
  • Port Elizabeth: 041 501 5500

Epilepsy

Epilepsy South Africa

  • National Office: 021 595 4900
  • Western Cape: 021 703 9420
  • Mpumalanga & Limpopo: 013 254 0161 
  • Gauteng: 011 816 2040 
  • Free State & North West: 056 811 5959

Infertility

  • Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa: www.ifaasa.co.za

Nursing

  • Nursing Services SA: 031 304 2725

Poison info centre

  • Poisons Information Centre: 021 689 5227

Postnatal Depression

  • Postnatal Depression Support Association (PDNSA): 011 786 8803
  • Postnatal Depression Support Association of South Africa: 021 797 4498

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