Debriefing sessions available for students

03 September 2019 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:

1. Debriefing sessions available for students

In light of recent events on campus, the UCT Student Wellness Service (SWS) has made arrangements for individual and group debriefing sessions for students. The unit has also extended their hours of service to offer students the opportunity to access care.

Below is the schedule as arranged at different campuses. For residences, SWS will continue with debriefing after hours as student requests come in. The capacity of the Crisis Intervention Service (night nurse) will be included for counselling. In addition to the debriefing sessions all other clinical services at SWS will remain operational.


Debriefing Venues

Debriefing Times

Contact Person

Upper Campus

Leslie Commerce building, room 611.1

Tues: 12:30–18:30

Wed: 09:30–18:30

Thurs: 09:30–18:30

Friday: 09:30–18:30

Ms Ingrid Smith

021 650 4819/ 1019

Middle Campus

Kramer Building, Room 6.35

Tues: 12:00–16:30

Wed: 09:30–18:30

Thurs: 09:30–16:30

Friday: 09:30–16:30

Ms Doris Mwambala

021 650 3451


Lower Campus

SWS Clinic Ivan Toms Building

Tues: 12:00–18:30

Wed: 09:30–18:30

Thurs: 09:30–16:30

Friday: 09:30–16:30

Ms Ingrid Smith

021 650 4819/ 1019

Hiddingh Campus

SWS Clinic, Commerce Building

Tues: 12:00–16:30

Wed: 10:30–16:30

Thurs: 10:30–16:30

Friday: 10:30–16:30

Ms Ingrid Smith

021 650 4819/ 1019

Health Sciences Campus

Falmouth Building, Conference room 7

Tues: 13:15–17:00

Wed: 09:30–18:30

Thurs: 09:30–16:30

Friday: 09:30–16:30

Ms Ingrid Smith

021 650 4819/ 1019/ 1067


Roscommon House

All week support by DSA SWS Clinical Social Workers Ms Nadine Williams and SWS Counsellor Mr Banetsi Mphunga who have been assisting with group debriefing support will continue work with students there for the rest of the week for individual and group counselling. Ms Nadine Williams can be contacted on 021 650 5915.


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