One of the most important support groups is the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). Please note that most of the support groups are run by private individuals and it is best to contact SADAG first to confirm whether the details have changed. You can phone SADAG on 011 262 6396 or 0860 103 645; and also on –
An important telephonic source, particularly if suicidal challenges present themselves, is LifeLine, at –
Tel. 011 728 1331/1347
Tel. 031 312 2323
Tel. 057 357 2746
Tel. 021 461 1111
Finally, any Google search on the Internet using keywords such as “depression”, “major depression”, “depressive disorders” and so on will provide you with a huge number of sources of support, information and other literature. There is plenty of help out there!