Akeso In The News

Mental health affects everyone, including teenagers

The past few years have witnessed an escalation in teen suicides and a number of anxious, depressed, and suicidal students…..


Featured in the following media:

Smile FM – Thursday, 7 June 2018 – The Honest Truth Show
IOL – Friday, 8 June 2018
SA FM – Tuesday, 12 June 2018 – The Home Run Show

The path to mental health arises with different treatment approaches

A person-centred, multi-disciplinary approach to mental health is key to the therapeutic process….


Featured in the following media:

South Coast Herald – Wednesday, 30 May 2018
MSN – Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Longevity Live – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

2905, 2018

Living with bipolar disorder – Managing your symptoms and staying balanced can help you take back control of your life

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is marked by extreme mood swings from high to low, and from low to high – or from mania to depression and back again. Some patients feel elated and depressed at the same [...]

1604, 2018

Mental wellbeing during pregnancy and motherhood are critical for both mother and baby

World Maternal Mental Health Day, on 2 May 2018, aims to spread the awareness of mental or psychiatric disorders that are prevalent in the perinatal period (the first 1 000 days of life), to ensure access to mental health care during [...]

1504, 2018

How to recognise the signs and symptoms of a gaming addiction

For some people, playing games online can become so excessive or compulsive that it interferes with their basic life functioning. Although it’s a very real problem, the 2013 edition of the Diagnostics Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders classified Internet Gaming [...]

1503, 2018

How to handle failure in a pressurised world.

Failure is inevitable in life. By learning to focus on valuing who you are, not what you do, you can let go of negativity and approach yourself in a more positive way. Failure is a common experience that affects all [...]

1303, 2018

Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT), an additional treatment method available for mental healthcare patients

Commonly used to treat mental disorders such as severe depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and catatonia (characterised by lack of movement, fast or strange movements, lack of speech, and other symptoms), Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) can be an effective and safe [...]

803, 2018

Akeso and Netcare Merger

We are very pleased to announce that the merger between Akeso and Netcare has been approved by the Competitions Tribunal. Read more about this exciting news here: https://www.netcare.co.za/News-Hub/Articles/ArticleId/650/competition-tribunal-approves-netcares-acquisition-of-akeso