The Project was founded to address mental illness among pregnant women and girls from some of the most disadvantaged communities affected by poverty, HIV/AIDS, violence, abuse, social exclusion and refugee status. The demographic profile of our beneficiaries is 70% black, 28% coloured and 2% white.
Recognising the enormous need for public maternal mental health services, we envision mental health support for all mothers to promote their well-being, and that of their children and communities. Partnered with the Department of Health, we work with vulnerable women, civil society, international organisations and academic institutions.
Join the Circles of Support and help to build a more positive future for women, their children and the communities, such as in Hanover Park. One out of three women in South Africa suffers from depression or anxiety during and after pregnancy - break the circle of despair and make a difference today!