Emergency Contact Numbers

If you wish to set up a consultation with Emile du Toit, please contact us. If you require Urgent Assistance please call the relevant South African help number from this list. If you are outside of South Africa, call your local emergency services.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police Flying Squad (SAPS)
From a landline10111
From a Cell Phone 112

Crime Stop +27 (0) 86 001 0111 (report anonymously)

Ambulance 10177

Depression / Anxiety / Suicide

Mental Health Helpline +27 (0) 83 12 1314
http://www.sadag.org/
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Lifeline crisis line (National Counselling line) +27 (0) 86 132 2322
Lifeline (Western Cape) +27 (0) 21 461 1113
http://lifelinesa.co.za/

Akeso psychiatric response unit +27 (0) 86 143 5787
24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

SA Depression and Anxiety Group suicide line +27 (0) 80 056 7567 / +27 (0) 11 234 4837

Domestic, Sexual & Gender Violence

Rape Crisis Cape Town
English +27 (0) 21 447 9762
isiXhosa 021 361 9085
Afrikaans 021 633 9229
https://rapecrisis.org.za/contact/

National Human Trafficking Helpline +27 (0) 80 022 2777

Human Trafficking +27 (0) 800 073 7283 / +27 (0) 82 455 3664

Gender Based Violence

GBVF-related service complaints (SAPS) +27 (0) 80 033 3177

Gender Based Violence command centre
+27 (0) 80 042 8428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone
Persons with disabilities SMS HELP to 31531
A Skype Line for members of the deaf community contact via Skype ‘Helpme GBV’
https://gbv.org.za/about-us/

Stop gender violence centre +27 (0) 86 132 2322 / +27 (0) 80 015 0150
http://lifelinesa.co.za/

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Substance abuse helpline +27 (0) 80 012 1314
Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline
https://www.sadag.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous +27 (0) 86 143 5722
https://aasouthafrica.org.za/

Narcotics anonymous SA +27 (0) 83 900 6962 /
086 100 6962
https://na.org.za/

Ithemba Drug Toll-Free number +27 (0) 80 022 3217

Youth & Parenting

Child Emergency +27 (0) 800 123 123

Safe Schools call centre +27 (0) 800 454 647

Childline +27 (0) 800 055 555 / +27 (0) 21 461 1113
You may call our Helpline 24X7 on 116
https://www.childlinesa.org.za/

Family and marriage society of South Africa +27 (0) 11 975 7107

Bureau of Missing Persons +27 (0) 21 918 3512 / 3449 / 3452

Missing Persons

Elderly Helpline +27 (0) 80 000 3081

Bureau of Missing Persons +27 (0) 21 918 3512 / +27 (0) 21 918 3449 / +27 (0) 21 918 3452

Elderly

Elderly Helpline +27 (0) 80 000 3081

Disability

Persons with disabilities SMS HELP to 31531
A Skype Line for members of the deaf community contact via Skype ‘Helpme GBV’
Gender Based Violence
https://gbv.org.za/about-us/

AIDS Helplines

AIDS Helpline +27 (0) 800 012 322

National AIDS helpline +27 (0) 80 001 2322

Poison Control

Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape
+27 (0) 86 155 5777

Disasters/Mountain Rescue/Animal Welfare

Disaster Risk Management Centre
+27 (0) 80 911 HELP (4357)

Mountain Rescue
+27 (0) 21 948 9900

Animal Welfare
+27 (0) 21 534 6426

Legal

Legal Aid advice line (toll free) +27 (0) 80 011 0100

Coronavirus COVID-19

National Coronavirus Hotline:
+27 (0) 800 029 999
www.sacoronavirus.co.za

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