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  • Who benefits?

    who benefitsRead Mothers' Stories here.

    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.

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  • What we do

    what we doRecognising 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.

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  • How to help

    HP collage2Join 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! 

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  • Services

    We provide mental health services for pregnant and postnatal women at 3 strategic maternity facilities, one of which is the Hanover Park MOU.

  • 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.