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Crisis intervention service

The SWS crisis intervention service is available to UCT students going through mental health crises and ensure that students are attended to timeously and linked to care.

The services offered include: 

  • After-hours emergency mental health care and emotional support for students presenting with psychiatric emergencies;
  • Linking students to care incl. refer students to the next best level of care when required; and
  • Facilitate the linkage to care with an SWS mental health practitioner. 

How you can contact us

Hours: 19h00–07h00 all days
Telephone: 021 650 1271 (SWS crisis line for psychiatric emergencies)

See also our Emergencies page for additional specialised services and contacts.
See here for first steps in a medical/mental health emergency

The crisis intervention team

Professional nurses 
Espoir Tita
Peter Manifarasha
Bulie Madondile Mqhayi

Social worker
Thembakazi Makwakwa