Durban and Coastal Mental Health is the largest mental health organisation in South Africa. We have strong leadership, clarity of vision, a sound management structure and operational capacity, an ability to manage financial risks, a proven track record of effective service delivery, and a proud string of awards. We actively work with individuals, families and communities to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disability and psychiatric illness.

Over the past 70 years we have transformed our services, with a progressive shift from the traditional medical and welfare treatment model to one that places greater emphasis on social integration, economic development, human rights, and psycho-social rehabilitation of people with intellectual disability and psychiatric illness.

 With an operating budget of over R30-million and a staff compliment of 228, we have created a future of possibilities for people with mental disabilities.

Durban and Coastal Mental Health is an independent, registered not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation (002-158 NPO), affiliated to the SA Federation for Mental Health. We are tax exempt and have Section 18A(1) status.