The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) addresses the need for integrated mental health care for pregnant and postpartum women and girls.
Recognising the need for public maternal mental health services, we are working towards mental health support for all mothers to promote their well-being, and that of their children and communities.
We are addressing mental disorders among pregnant women and girls from some of the most disadvantaged communities affected by poverty, HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence and insecure refugee status.
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Through our four programmes we translate evidence-based experience and research to engage with local and international change agents and build capacity among health and social development workers to provide empathic support for pregnant women and new mothers.
We work with civil society and international organisations, academic institutions and partner with the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development.
One in three women in South Africa suffers from common mental disorders (depression and/or anxiety) during and after pregnancy – you can break the circle of despair and make a difference today!
Volunteer your time and skills to the Perinatal Mental Health Project.