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Confidentiality

All information that may arise from an assessment or counselling will be regarded as strictly confidential and will not be divulged to any other party outside of the Student Wellness Service (SWS).

The following exceptions apply:

  • when you provide written consent;
  • when the life or safety of yourself or someone else is threatened;
  • when a court of law subpoenas information;
  • when required for case management within the Student Wellness Service (SWS). 

All counselling and medical practitioners at Student Wellness Service (SWS) are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) or the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) and therefore uphold the code of confidentiality.