SA National Counselling Line: 0861-322-322 you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Provides an anonymous and confidential telephonic counselling service
The Compassionate Friends (South Africa)
The Compassionate Friends is a mutual self-help organisation offering friendship and understanding to bereaved parents and siblings. Contact us for more information or if you need someone to talk to.
The Compassionate Friends - Johannesburg
The Compassionate Friends - Cape Town
The Compassionate Friends - Pretoria
There are various groups of The Compassionate Friends around South Africa, national contacts can be found on the Johannesburg link above.
Infants Remembered In Silence (USA)
IRIS offers parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death. Grieving is not about forgetting... It is about remembering.
Hospice provides palliative care for patients and their families throughout the world. They are an information resource for patients and care givers, helping to alleviate suffering associated with progressive, incurable illness.
Palliative care provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms. It is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with terminal illness. Hospice offers a support system and integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
Witwatersrand Hospice - includes Midrand, Alberton, Soweto, Alexandra and the greater Johannesburg area.
St Luke's Hospice Cape Town - includes various centre's in and around Cape Town.
Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa - also provides a map for you to find a Hospice in your area.
The Organ Donor Foundation
The Organ Donor Foundation is a non-profit charity, which aims to address the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors in South Africa. Currently there are over 3,500 people awaiting organ and cornea transplants. Tragically less than 1,000 will this year receive a transplant and the "Gift of Life" due to this critical shortage. Please support organ donation. Let’s ensure that South Africa remains a centre of excellence for organ and tissue transplantation. Transplants save lives.
For more information on organ donation, visit the Organ Donor Foundation or call Toll Free on 0800 22 66 11.
Suicide Helpline: 0800-567-567
Mental Health Helpline: 011-262-6396
Trained counsellors operate the Mental Health Counselling centre and the toll free Suicide Crisis Line every day from 8am to 8pm. The SA Depression and Anxiety group has over 120 support groups nationwide.
The Cancer Association of South Africa
CANSA is a non-profit organization set up to fight cancer and offer support to cancer sufferers.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer, the primary cause of which is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos.com is an extensive information resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma disease to diagnosis options.
See more mesothelioma symptoms and treatment options.
The National Funeral Directors Association
The NFDA is the oldest professional body of funeral directors / undertakers in Southern Africa. Its members accept the NFDA’s code of conduct, and minimum health requirements as a basis for doing business. It is recommended to make use of funeral businesses that are members of the NFDA for consumer protection.
Contact the general secretary - Matumelo Tjabadi (Ms)
Tel: 011 825 4404 Cell: 079 825 2032, e-mail:
Physical Address: Victor Street, Germiston, Johannesburg
Postal Address: P.O. Box 251, Germiston, 1400