Advice to Postgraduate Students


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Psychological Support

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Students can please approach any of the 16 psychologists or support peer groups who provide support across our campuses (see the number for the UP Careline below, or visit for more information). Individual and group counselling is available through the Student Counselling Unit on each campus. The University also has an agreement with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) to provide students with 24-hour telephonic support. Students in residences are encouraged to speak to their house parents when they feel they need additional support.


•            UP 24-hour crisis line:    0800 006 428
•            UP Careline:       0800 747 747
•            SMS UP to 31393
•            South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) Suicide Crisis Line:  0800 567 567

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