About 1 in every 5 women in South Africa suffers from depression or anxiety during and after pregnancy
The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) addresses mental illness among pregnant and postnatal women and girls.
The PMHP addresses 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. Read our mothers’ stories here.
Through our Training programme, we are building capacity among health and social development workers to provide support for pregnant women.
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 and the Department of Social Development, we work with vulnerable women, civil society, international organisations and academic institutions.
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!