Every person has the ability to make a difference – regardless of the size or nature of the contribution. Every day we are surrounded by small opportunities to help others. Cape Mental Health is registered non-profit organisation, NPO number 003-264. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can make a difference.

Monetary contributions

You can make a once-off donation or choose to donate monthly or as often as you choose. Cape Mental Health is a registered Public Benefit Organisation in terms of Section 30 of the Income Tax Act 1962 and has been approved for purposes of Section 18A(1)(a) of the Act. Our PBO number is 130004456. Donations to the organisation are therefore tax deductible.


With 22 projects to furnish, equip and maintain, we can use almost any item you can spare. We welcome items such as blankets, clothing, crockery, non-perishable food, furniture, office stationery, and equipment that are in a good condition.


Volunteers contribute to the sustainability of Cape Mental Health by providing additional capacity and expertise to our various departments and mental health care services. They also impact directly on the lives of service users through their direct engagement with and nurturing of children and adults with mental disability.

Volunteers can be placed in any of our departments and programmes/projects to meet existing needs, but most placements occur at our community-based services for children with severe and profound intellectual disability, and our life skills and work skills training programmes for adults with intellectual disability and those with psychosocial disability.

Contact us at 021 447 9040 or email to explore volunteer opportunities at Cape Mental Health.

Fundraise for us

If you are participating in a sporting or other event, you can make the experience more meaningful by using it as a platform to raise money for your favourite cause. There are many different charity crowdfunding sites available to choose from and you can choose Cape Mental Health as your beneficiary. Explore GivenGain and other sites.

You can also ask your family and friends to make donations to Cape Mental Health in lieu of gifts on milestone occasions such as birthdays.

Leave a bequest

Your bequest will ensure that you leave a lasting legacy that will continue to benefit vulnerable children and adults with mental disability long after you are gone, without impacting on your present financial position.

There are many different ways of structuring a bequest. You can leave:

CMH Membership Registration

Cape Mental Health (CMH) has a proud history spanning 110 years. We are committed to providing comprehensive, proactive and enabling mental health services in the Western Cape. We invite you to become a member or to renew your membership. The annual membership fee is R50 per individual, R100 per group or organisation, and R250 per company. 
Cape Mental Health membership offers you many opportunities, invitations and discounts, for a period of one year.

Please see the membership registration form for more information.





International PayPal Donations

Cape Mental Health is committed to meeting the challenge of providing mental health services in poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. We believe that there can be no sustainable development without mental health, and appeal to you to support us through much-needed funding that can help us to reach more people every year and extend our impact in rural communities.

Many of our programmes are regarded at national and international level as ‘best practice’ models in promoting the inclusion of persons with mental disability and developing equitable mental health care services.

By partnering with us you can have a direct impact on promoting self-sufficiency, socio-economic development, and real transformation in the lives of persons most overlooked and marginalised.

Donations within South Africa

Cape Mental Health believes that we can all be change-makers in the promotion of mental health and the support of children and adults with mental health problems and mental disabilities, especially those in poorly resourced communities.

Your donation can help us to reduce the burden of depression and other mental health disorders, dismantle stigma and discrimination, and foster recovery and well-being for individuals and their families. You can help us build communities where all people can access mental health services and look forward to mental health and well-being for all.

(A tax-exempt receipt for monetary donations will be emailed to you on request for income tax purposes. Corporates are welcome to request BBBEE certificates.)


18 & 22 Ivy Street, Observatory

Cape Town, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0) 21 447 9040


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