Let’s make a difference

1 in every 3 women suffers from depression or anxiety during and after pregnancy in South Africa.

The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) addresses the need for integrated mental health care for pregnant and postpartum women and girls.

Every contribution counts

7 pregnant women can get mental health care from a PMHP counsellor for up to a year after birth for

4 teenage mothers can get support from a PMHP counsellor in order to care for themselves and their babies for

Sponsor 30 Wellness booklets for mothers at a PMHP service site for

Sponsor a Bettercare book for a health or social worker attending PMHP training for









Encourage your network to get involved with the #maternalMHmatters campaign


Donate to the PMHP via EFT or online

When choosing to donate online, please select ‘other’ under PROJECT and fill in the Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) under PROJECT NAME.

Giving is through the University of Cape Town’s registered charitable entities in South Africa, the USA, the UK, Canada or Australia

  1. Samantha Hanslo

    What a touching story. Its amazing what an intervention like PMHP can make in a women’s life and in turn her child’s life.

  2. Simone Honikman

    Thanks Sam – what a privilege to have you part of our team – as a mental health service user, psychologist, board member and activist – we are very lucky indeed! xx Simone

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