Bipolar is an illness that can be treated – don’t discriminate

Imagine not seeing your daughter for seven years primarily because everyone says you are mad, but you are in fact just living with bipolar disorder, an illness that can be controlled with medication and therapy. *Palesa suffers from the disorder which causes periods of depression and periods of extreme happiness as well as unusual shifts in activity levels and energy. This then affects a person’s…

Recovery coaching

Recovery Coaching is about: Rebuilding recovery capital in the physical, mental, emotional, social & spiritual areas of your life. Developing a personalised recovery plan in line with your unique goals, dreams & aspirations. Setting achievable, long-term goals and developing short-term action plans to achieve them within predetermined time frames. Identifying harmful triggers that could result in lapse or relapse, and learning to deal with these issues in daily life…

Well-known musician a teacher at Outreach Foundation

Well-known musician Madoda Gxabeka is getting children off the street by teaching music Music has been his life, and it is fitting that Madoda Gxabeka spends most of his free time teaching the children of Hillbrow music through the Performing Arts Department of Outreach Foundation. Well-known in the music industry as a member of the African Jazz Pioneers, Madoda has performed to large crowds all…

Hillbrow is at the forefront of change

Hillbrow is at the forefront of change Hillbrow was and is at the forefront of social change in South Africa. Many social issues of South Africa are concentrated here: There is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS, woman abuse, refugee influx, urbanisation and degradation of urban environments, drug dealing, prostitution and crime. Many of these are related to or aggravated by the lack of social structure, urban socialization…