Psyche Student Society

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Welcome to Psyche!
Psyche Society is a student-run, student-led Psychology Society of the University of Pretoria. We aim to provide psychology students with the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practical learning in the psychology academic field. We provide students with the opportunity to engage with fellow psychology students and personnel in the psychology field. All full-time/part-time registered UP students with psychology-related modules have automatic membership to Psyche Society.
Our Contact Long-Term Volunteering opportunities consist of a weekly dedication to specific charities sourced over the years. These charities range from orphanages, tutoring programmes, psychiatric clinics, schools that specialise in helping children on the Autism Spectrum, old-age homes and persons with disabilities. These opportunities create a ‘hands on’ learning experience for psychology students to broaden their knowledge of the diverse psychology fields. This experience enables psychology students to use and improve important skills such as communication, critical thinking and empathy.
Our Virtual Long-Term Volunteering opportunities consist of a different project each week that will be shared with the charities sourced over the years as well as on our Social Media platforms. These projects include writing stories and poems, making videos etc. These opportunities allow for those who do not reside in Pretoria to accumulate volunteering hours through Psyche Society while still offering numerous learning opportunities. This experience promotes the use and improvement of important skills such as creativity, and problem-solving
Our Community Outreach team creates opportunities for students who do not meet requirements for long-term volunteering to still engage in volunteering projects. Numerous workshops and interventions are hosted to bring awareness to issues which affect one’s mental health. Events with charities or student organisations are also held to engage with the community such as a walk for mental health awareness, painting of schools, helping at soup kitchens etc.
Prerequisites to volunteer through Psyche Society: a full-time/part-time registration to any psychology related module/s. A GPA of 65% and above.
Please note: Volunteering applications for 2022 are open from 14 February to 4 March 2022. Volunteering Applications will open again in the 2nd semester. Join our mailing list to stay updated.
Join our 2022 Mailing List: Sign up for our mailing list to receive first hand Psyche related updates and important information regarding events, volunteering opportunities and more!
Add our Google Calendar: To stay up to date with important Psyche dates, add our google calendar.
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Contact us for more info:
General Enquiries:                    [email protected]
Volunteer Related Enquiries:  [email protected]
2020 Mental Health Matters PodCast Episodes:
Podcast 1:  Introduction to Mental Matters (click here)
Podcast 2:  Dr Nicolene Coetzee, Neuroscience Research Psychologist & Lecturer (click here)
Podcast 3:  Mr Anthony Townsend, Clinical Psychologist & Guest Lecturer (click here)
Podcast 4:  Ms Nkateko Ndala-Magoro, Counselling Psychologist & Lecturer (click here)
Podcast 5:  Adelene van Rooyen, 3rd year Psychology student (click here)
Podcast 6:  Mathias Shunmugam, PhD Philosophy & 2nd Year Psychology student (click here)
Podcast 7:  Prof Tharina Guse, HOD Psychology & Counselling Psychologist (click here)
Podcast 8:  Dr Mpho Tshivhase, President of the Philosophy Society of SA & Lecturer (click here)
Podcast 9:  David Kabwa, SRC President & BA Honours International Relations student (click here)
Podcast 10:Kimberley Eardley, Chair: Psyche Society (2020) & Kopano Bookholane (Radio Presenter:  TuskFM (click here)
*please note:  all recordings have been concluded.
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Email:  [email protected]

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