The SA Federation for Mental Health is the largest mental health organisation in South Africa and is often seen as the first place of contact for those in need of mental health information. Our Resource Centre serves as a source of information to the public, mental health care users, the media and mental health professionals in need of information, support or referrals. All enquiries and requests for support are documented on a database, which is analysed on an annual basis.
Information management is one of the key activities of the Resource Centre. Researching mental health information, updating information and keeping updated with new information in mental health is of vital importance. Information is shared and used to create awareness and to answer enquiries from (amongst others) the media. The SAFMH website is another important aspect of the Resource Centre, as all the information compiled is also shared and made available via the website.