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Mental Health care - now & beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 is not only a health emergency but also a widespread mental health crisis. Support Cape Mental Health and you can provide urgent mental health care to a growing number of children and adult in mental distress or coping with mental disability.

One in four persons
will be affected by a mental disorder at some stage in their lives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has undermined the mental health of people on an unprecedented scale. Youth in particular experience mental health problems and need support as they and their families struggle with the socio-economic impact of the extended lockdown.

With a rich history going back to 1913, deep-rooted in human rights, advocacy, innovation and best practice, Cape Mental Health provides mental health services to about 34 000 vulnerable persons each year who have no other access to affordable, compassionate and dignified mental health care.

Based in Observatory, we provide inclusive community-based and virtual mental health services to urban and rural communities in the Western Cape Province. We also train service providers across South Africa in the mental health and mental disability sector to improve the quality of service provision. We measure our success, not in the awards we have received, but in how we can enable service users with a psychosocial disability or intellectual disability to develop their abilities and achieve the highest possible level of independence and well-being.

Children and adults with mental health challenges are not invisible – we need to see them and hear them and respond to their needs through interventions that build resilience and coping skills, bring hope and prevent loss of life. 

Help us by donating today – visit www.capementalhealth.org.za find out more. 

We need R25 000 to kickstart our fundraising for the new financial year.



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    Tricia Apollis

    R38,250 raised

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    Colette Twigg

    R100 raised

2 Fundraiser projects


  1. Rene Lottering

    2 November 2021

  2. Selwyn Lewis

    1 November 2021

  3. Tricia

    1 November 2021

22 Donations

Fundraiser projects

2 Fundraiser projects

Swim from Robben Island to Big Bay shore

By Tricia Apollis

I am about to fulfil my childhood dream to swim from Robben Island to the Big Bay shore. I am an ...

100% Completed
R38,250 raised
R20,000 Target

I am raising funds for Cape Mental Health

By Colette Twigg

Hi! I need your help. I'm taking part in TOM 2021 Virtual Charity Challenge to raise money for Ca...

10% Completed
R100 raised
R1,000 Target