Our mental wellbeing is not a solo act, but a collective one

Fundamentally misunderstood, often taboo and subject to stereotypes, mental health has become one of the emerging causes of death in the 21st century. The alarming increase in the rate of deaths by suicide, and other self-harming behaviours as well as a lack of mental wellbeing amongst youth aged 10 to 30 years and society in general compels us to address the phenomenon.

Yivani Mbali Foundation brings about this Social Movement – to transform the way society views and deals with mental health by developing programs to increase awareness to break the social stigma, advocating for policy change, identifying and facilitating intervention programmes to skilfully address mental health beyond the affected individual.

The Foundation seeks to help identify and highlight the social and structural impediments contributing to the lack of mental health and wellbeing in Post-Apartheid South Africa, through psycho-social and relevant research.