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  • Who benefits?

    who benefitsThe 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.

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  • What we do

    what we doRecognising the enormous need for public maternal mental health services, we envision universal access to quality mental health care, routinely integrated into maternity services. Partnered with the Department of Health, we work with vulnerable women, civil society, international organisations and academic institutions.

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  • How to help

    all 3Circles of Support - the groups of supporters who together commit to funding ‘fractions’ of a counsellor’s salary. One in three women living in poverty in South Africa experiences depression or anxiety during and /or after pregnancy. Antoinette, Charlotte and Liesl are the PMHP counsellors who support these women.

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  • Services

    We develop, evaluate and optimise systems for maternal mental health by providing services  at 3 strategic maternity facilities.

  • Teaching & Training

    We prepare the maternity service environment to deliver maternal mental health services.

  • Research

    We integrate research into clinical care to develop and refine mental health service models and to strengthen the Project’s other 3 programmes.

  • Advocacy

    Our evidence up-take strategies focus on raising awareness and building momentum for quality state-provided maternal mental health service delivery.