Lockdown: do you feel mentally, physically or emotionally threatened? Here’s where you can turn to for help

If you’re trapped in a situation where your physical, emotional or mental health is threatened during lockdown, there is help and support for you.

We’ve compiled a list of contact numbers if you need any help or support during this time:

Lockdown-specific numbers:

Official Toll-Free Call Centre: 0800 029 999

Clinicians Hotline: 082 883 9920

Official WhatsApp Help Service: Send “Hi” to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

For medical enquiries: National Institute for Communicable Diseases 0800 029 999

For your safety:

Gender-based violence command centre: 0800 428 428, 0800 120 7867

Mental health information line: 0800 567 567

National Health System ethics line: 0800 20 14 144 14

SA Depression Anxiety Group (SADAG): 0800 21 22 23 / 0800 70 80 90

SADAG WhatsApp support (9am-4pm): 076 882 2775 / or SMS 31393 or 32312 and a counsellor will call you back

Lifeline South Africa: 0861 322 322

Koleinu Helpline (for family abuse): 011 264 0341

FAMSA: 011 975 7106/7

Childline: 08000 55 555

Also, be sure to get the phone numbers of the hospitals and doctors rooms that are closest to you.