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Mental Health Information Centre - Southern Africa

Brain Awareness Week 10-16 March 2014

In March we celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness WeekThe adult brain only weighs about 1.5 kg, yet it sets us apart from all other species by allowing us to achieve wonders such as walking on the moon and composing masterpieces of literature, art and music. The brain determines who we are as a person.

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign in association with the DANA Alliance www.dana.org dedicated to raise public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. It is an opportunity to provide information about the newest brain research, brain diseases and – disorders.

The Mental Health Information Centre (MHIC) is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote mental health in Southern Africa by increasing public awareness and understanding of mental health, and addressing the stigma associated with mental illness. As a Brain Awareness Week partner, the MHIC will once again be celebrating this event between 10 and 16 March 2014. Lookout for our daily brain facts and memory tips on www.facebook.com/mentalhealthsa

Contact us on 021 938 9229 or send an e-mail to mhic@sun.ac.za should you be interested in becoming a brain advocate in your area.

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In partnership with:

University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town