Cape Mental Health

Unverified non-profit organisation

Cape Mental Health is a South African NGO that works to improve the lives of children and adults with mental disabilities and mental health needs. The organisation runs 22 community-based projects in over 100 communities in the Western Cape. These projects help people adjust to their disability, adapt to family and community life, and acquire the coping skills they need to achieve their greatest level of independence. Services provided by the organisation include the promotion of mental health and public education, social development. an employment service and a school mental health programme. Cape Mental Health also runs a rehabilitation project, and provides training for people with disabilities.

The organisation is staffed by paid staff and a large corps of volunteers.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

1 million - 100 million

Participant in relevant networks

The South African Federation for Mental Health; The World Federation for Mental Health; Red Cross Children’s Hospital Developmental Clinic; Tygerberg Hospital; Groote Schuur Hospital; Lentegeur Hospital; TAC; SAFE Schools; ; NACOSS Provincial Disability Forum; Kensington Drug Rehabilitation Centre; Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre; SANCA; Hesketh King; DENOVO; Child Welfare Cape Town; FAMSA; BADISA; Mosaic Centre for Battered Women; CAFDA-Retreat; RAPCAN; LifeLine/Childline; The Trauma Centre; Cape Town Refugee Centre and ACVV; The Association for People with Disability (APD); SAGENET (S A - German Network); MedicAlert; Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower (IPDM); Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE); HWSETA; FP&M; SETA; merSETA; The Western Cape Black Business Chamber; The National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA); The Assertive Community Teams (ACT); Comcare; Mind Magic;

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: South Africa

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Disability issues; all (5)