Reminder: 06 July 2015
On Monday, 06 July 2015 Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will launch her “Taking Wellness to the People” campaign. The campaign will kick off in the Central Karoo on Monday, and end in the Eden district on Friday.
Minister Mbombo will engage with communities to share her vision of combatting substance abuse and related mental health illnesses.
We have found that there is an increase in mental health cases, the majority of which are aggravated by high levels of substance abuse. This in effect places severe strain on health facilities.
The focus of the campaign is on prevention, and the promotion of early detection of mental illness. Minister Mbombo encourages communities and families to observe irregular behaviour in children and teenagers in order for them to get the necessary treatment as early as possible.
We are focussing on encouraging communities to build healthy, resilient, wellness conscious individuals, and families throughout the Western Cape. We encourage a whole of society approach in order to reduce this burden of disease crippling our communities.
The Minister will be visiting the following towns and the media is encouraged to attend:
06 July 2015, Beaufort-West EMS station – 11:15
07 July 2015, Beaufort West hospital – 10:00
07 July 2015, Mandlenkosi Clinic – 13:30
08 July 2015, Mossel Bay Hospital – 11:15
09 July 2015, Knysna Hospital – 10:45
09 July 2015, Walk about visit in Hornlee -14:00
10 July 2015, Hornlee Clinic, 14:00