Does life writing offer opportunities to reveal something about the nature of care? Leslie Swartz’s award-winning book, How I Lost My Mother (2021), illuminates many insights about the nature of care. The book tells, among other things, the circuitous route by which this prominent South African, Jewish psychologist came to [...]
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One day, long after A-rated researcher Prof Leslie Swartz of Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Department of Psychology has retired, a practical symbol of his dedication to the disability cause will remain: an elevator in the Krotoa Building on the main campus. Swartz first started advocating for better wheelchair access to the [...]
Prioritising mental health is becoming more important than ever in the face of ongoing global health such as economic and social inequalities but addressing these problems can also make finding solutions seem like an insurmountable task, writes Bronwyne Coetzee and Maria Loades. Read full article here: https://www.news24.com/news24/opinions/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-where-do-we-begin-in-making-mental-health-and-wellbeing-a-global-priority-for-all-20221010
Stellenbosch University- Department of Psychology Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships: Multilingualism in providing quality mental health care to migrants – needs, resources and practices. We invite applications for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships under the auspices of this international study – we are part of a consortium with partners in Germany, the [...]
When Dr Ronita Mahilall, Chief Executive Officer of St Luke’s Combined Hospices in Cape Town, lost her beloved husband and son 14 years ago, she searched for answers to her questions about life, death and what happens after we die. A devout Hindu, she became increasingly fascinated with spirituality and [...]
View this email in your browser. Looking back at 2021 This has been another busy and productive year for our journal. I personally was lucky enough to join a very welcoming and productive team in January 2021, and it has been an honour and a pleasure to work [...]
Desmond Painter het genoem dat Edward Said vir digter Magmoed Darwiesj situeer as dieselfde soort digter as Yeats, as ’n antikoloniale digter wat ’n baie spesifieke verhouding het met die mense oor wie hy skryf. https://voertaal.nu/op-reis-in-darwiesj-se-poesie/
The 2nd State of South Africa’s Fathers Report (SOSAF 2021) was launched on 18 November 2021. SOSAF 2021 is the second issue of an evolving report, planned for publication every three years. It can be used in the development of policy and legislation for families, labour market regulations, educational curricula, [...]
Season 1, Episode 8: Prof Leslie Swartz Revise, Rebut & Resubmit Professor Leslie Swartz is another somewhat unusual guest on this podcast, in that he published his first paper many, many years ago. With an h-index of 62, Leslie has certainly walked the road of revising and resubmitting his work [...]
The Psychology Department motivated for an honorary doctorate to be awarded to Professor Vikram Patel. This honorary doctorate will be awarded to him at the graduation ceremonies of December 2019. Vikram Patel, psychiatrist and global mental health expert. is without doubt the leading figure in the Global Mental Health movement, [...]