UCT works hard to create a safe and nurturing environment for all our students. We offer you a wide range of support services with the understanding that your wellness goes beyond physical health. Our services include health counselling, mental health services, and support for students with disabilities.
Student Wellness Service
The Student Wellness Service (SWS) provides medical and counselling services to students at a primary healthcare level. The service is there to help you make healthy lifestyle choices about nutrition, alcohol, safe sex, relationships, and stress management, among others – all in support of academic success.
The SWS offers:
SWS gives you easy access to a clinical nurse practitioner, psychologist, social worker, counsellors and peer educators via their online platform.
Students can call and obtain nursing advice on the triage line on 021 650 5620 from 08:30 to 16:30.
In a medical emergency, call the Campus Protection Services Risk Operation Centre at 021 650 2222 to dispatch the UCT Medical Emergency Response Team.
Ivan Toms Building
28 Rhodes Avenue
021 650 1017/20
Queries may be sent to the SWS practice manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit the SWS website.
UCT’s Disability Service, which is situated in the Office for Inclusivity & Change, works towards removing all physical, policy, information and attitudinal barriers that might prevent disabled students and staff from fulfilling their potential. Whether this means improving building access, arranging for extra time during exams or employing sign-language interpreters, the Disability Service is there to support you.
The Disability Service’s work includes:
Steve Biko Students Union Building
021 650 2427
UCT CARES line
While UCT has an array of services to help you navigate life at the university, you don’t always know who to contact when you’re in need, particularly in moments of distress.
The UCT Central Advising and Referral System (UCT CARES) is a central point of contact for the information and services you need.
Send your queries to email@example.com and a CARES agent will either respond with the relevant, general information or they will refer you to the relevant department.
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