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The Perinatal Mental Health Project addresses the need for public maternal mental health services in South Africa. It does this by providing quality mental health care, routinely integrated into regular maternity services at 3 obstetric facilities in the Cape Town area.
We provide mental health services for pregnant and postnatal women, train those who work with mothers to improve the quality of their care, form partnerships to promote the scale up of services and inform global interventions through robust research and advocacy.
Through our teaching and training programme, research and advocacy components, our reach is national, with partnerships extending to other low-income countries.
Formally recognised by the World Health Organization, the PMHP is the only project of its kind in South Africa, and one of a handful in the developing world.