Assoc. Prof Simone Honikman
Director & Founder
rural Sri Lanka. Sally joined the PMHP as Project Coordinator in 2005, responsible for overall coordination and management of the Project’s four programmes. With a particular interest in health systems development, she designed PMHP’s service development and implementation protocols, as well as its rigorous monitoring, evaluation and data management frameworks.
Clinical Services Coordinator
from the University of the Western Cape and is an HPCSA registered counsellor. From 2007 to 2010, Liesl served as a counsellor at
the National Responsible Gambling Programme providing support to people with gambling problems and their family members.
She was a school counsellor at St Anthony’s Primary School before joining the PMHP. Returning to work in the community of Hanover Park after her internship placement appealed to Liesl, and her familiarity with the particular challenges faced by this community adds enormous value to the PMHP study located here. Liesl is a Capetonian and has a son.
Mental Health Counsellor
Mental Health Counsellor & Admin Assistant
Siphumelele (Lele) Sigwebela
Junior Research Officer
and is currently completing her master’s in research psychology at the Department of Psychology at UCT. She enjoys hearing about young people’s experiences and their world view. She is passionate about learning and gaining skills. Lele has joined the PMHP as a part-time researcher and is assisting with research, administration and fundraising. Although Lele’s research is focused on cognition and technology, she is enthusiastic about women’s rights, health and access. She believes that she can use her skills to support research in maternal mental health, while also gaining and benefiting from the experience of working with us.
Strategic communication consultant
in the field of strategic communication, public relations, advocacy and communication for development in Asia and the Middle East
since 2001. As a consultant, she has raised funds for the United Nation’s World Food Programme in Thailand, implemented an election awareness campaign in Afghanistan and managed an intercultural dance & theatre project in India. She has also worked in the NGO, private and governmental sector in Cambodia, Tanzania and Germany. Rita joined the PMHP team in January 2014.
Emma recently received her Bachelors of Arts from Kenyon College, in May of 2021, where she majored in Psychology and Sociology. She studied abroad at the University of Cape Town in Spring 2019. Emma is passionate about women’s mental health and has plans to go to graduate school to study clinical psychology. She joined the PMHP team (virtually, from Boston!) in July of 2021 and will be working on various projects within PMHP and is excited to help us with our first-ever crowdfunding campaign.