KHANYA OFFERS

Comprehensive counselling services such as play therapy,   individual, couple, family and group counselling; Care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in child/youth headed and granny headed households;Comprehensive school based counselling services;capacity building for community members to promote their wellbeing and self-reliance as well as offer career pathing qualifications in Social Auxiliary work, and Child and Youth care

Khanya is an HPCSA accredited internship site for psychology students, registered counselors and psychometrists . It is also an internship site for Social work and Social Auxiliary Work students

Wellness in the Workplace programme.

VISION

To be the best community mental health centre

MISSION

Khanya Family centre exists to: Provide psychological counselling and support services to children, adults and families experiencing life challenges ,including those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS ;we also facilitate the process of capacity building for community members to promote their own well-being , growth and self reliance.

VALUES

COMPASSION   : We shall treat all our clients with compassion and utmost care CONFIDENTIALIY : We guarantee total confidentiality to afford our clients dignity and courtesy TRUST : We maintain trust amongst our staff and clients MUTUAL RESPECT : We shall afford our staff and clients respect and courtesy as a human value system

 OBJECTIVES

The centre’s objectives are: Provide psychosocial counselling and support for individuals and families affected by pertinent community challenges like HIV/AIDS ,mental issues, trauma and socio economic deprivation. Build the community’s capacity to participate in proactive solution seeking and finding in the areas that present them with psychosocial challenges. Child and Youth Care work;   Thogomelo Psychosocial skills for caregivers; Thogomelo Psychosocial skills for Supervisors; Counselling skills; Victim empowerment. The training is provided nationally and beneficiaries from the following provinces have been reached: Gauteng, Limpopo,   Free State, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal. The centre conducted training for : South African Women In Dialogue(SAWID) - Limpopo, Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal The trained Social Auxiliary workers and Child Youth Care workers qualify for employment in the department of social development and other organisations .The Thogomelo programme is a skills development programme for caregivers and supervisors employed in community based organisations. The centre‘s programme has been provided for caregivers in Gauteng and Mpumalanga   Student internship training The centre is accredited by the Health Professionals Council South Africa (HPCSA) to provide internship to psychology students. M.Ed in Psych. and M.A in Counselling Psych students are provided with internship under the supervision of the Khanya family centre’s senior psychologist. In addition, 3rd Year and 4th Year Social work students are placed at the centre for their internship, and auxiliary social work students receive their practical work training. Wellness in the Workplace With the increasing number of employees experiencing psychological or behavioural symptoms of poor mental health, Khanya Family centre has been involved in contributing towards improved workplace well-being. Our programme comprises : Counselling for employees and/ or their families on issues related to mental health including dependency on alcohol, social problems, impaired relationships, communication, stress management, Depression and suicide, personal and time management and assertiveness and self esteem building. HIV/AIDS policy formulation Workshops for managers on HIV/AIDS Peer Counselling training for supervisors Trauma counselling Companies worked with include: Automotive Industry Development Industry(AIDC) reaching the following companies
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Inergy Automotive System Lear Corporation Lazarus Motor Company (Pty) Ltd. Johnson Control Ford Motor Company pf Southern Africa Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd. Henkel (Pty)Ltd. Autoglen First National Batteries National Prosecution Authority Department of Education