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What a year it's been!
Find out what we've achieved and what we've learned last year in
our latest Annual Report. 
Available to view and download online.

to the PMHP team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Zulfa Abrahams to our team.

Zulfa started her career as a Dietitian, before moving into the field of public health. Her interest in public health has taken her from a school-based health 
intervention, to a national health and nutrition survey to investigating the metabolic complications of antiretroviral
therapy in HIV-infected persons and finally to working on improving the mental health of women.  

You can view her full profile on our team pages.


PMHP team

Clinical Services Outcomes report

Last year we again noted the benefits of our service being integrated into the maternity care environment. The collaborative relationships among clinical staff and our counsellors enable us to provide a holistic service to mothers attending our three sites.

This has a beneficial impact on the relationship with their babies - 93 % of our clients report positive bonding with their baby at postnatal follow-up.

More details and statistics about our services can be found in our latest outcomes report.


PMHP services

WPA statement on perinatal mental health

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) calls for greater global focus on improving mental health care for women in the perinatal phase. The WPA perinatal mental health position statement was developed by 12 experts from 8 countries (our director, Dr Simone Honikman, was among them).

The statement includes 12 recommendations - one of which is that psychosocial assessments and core packages of mental health services should be integrated into routine maternity care. The statement is available here.

PMHP advocacy

Latest publication

Synthesising Global and Local Knowledge for the Development of Maternal Mental Health Care: Two Cases from South Africa (2017)
S Cooper, S Honikman, I Meintjes, M Tomlinson

Chapter 23 in The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health

PMHP research
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