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Table 1 Participants’ categories

From: Stakeholders' perceptions of child and adolescent mental health services in a South African district: a qualitative study

Participant category Frequency Location
Department of Health (DOH) (Health professionals)
 District mental health coordinator (DMHC) 1 DoH district office
 Psychiatrist 1 Provincial hospital A
 Medical officer 2 Provincial hospital A and C
 Psychologists 2 Provincial hospital A and B
 Psychiatric nurses 6 Provincial hospital A
 School health nurses 3 Provincial hospital A
 Pharmacists 2 Provincial hospital A
 Clinic operational manager 1 PHC clinic
 Psychiatric outpatient operational manager 1 Provincial hospital A
 Occupational therapists 2 Provincial hospital A and B
 Social workers 2 Provincial hospital A
Total number of DOH participants 23  
Department of Basic Education (DBE)
 Learning support agents in schools (LSA) 3 Primary and high schools
 Educators 6 Primary and high schools
 School principals 3 Primary and high schools
 School-based occupational therapist 1 Special school
 Special school chief director 1 DBE district office
Total number of DBE participants 14  
Caregivers
 Mothers 10 Provincial hospital A and B
 Father 1 Provincial hospital B
 Grandmothers 3 Provincial hospital A
 Other relatives 6 Provincial hospital A
Total number of caregivers 20  
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
 District program coordinator, South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) 1 Newcastle
 CAMH community volunteers 2 Madadeni
Total number of NGO participants 3  
Total of participants 60