Building a new future

The Transitional Living Center, Pietermaritzburg

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Working with our partners, the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society, Climb Any Mountain is creating a unique, purpose-built residential facility that not only provides a safe supported living space for people with learning disability and mental illness, but also aids the development of social and life skills.

We have called the facility The Transitional Living Centre (TLC) as it aims to provide a stepping stone for individuals as they move from institutional to community-based care, having achieved their personal goals of attaining the life skills necessary to live independently.  Read More » 




    About us

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    Climb Any Mountain was founded in 2011. Our mission is to transform what’s available for people with intellectual disability and mental illness in South Africa using global best practice.

    We want to see people with intellectual disability and mental illness empowered by their right to the same opportunities, choice and control over their lives that the rest of the population has ... More

    • How your money helps

      How your money helps

      Transforming the way services are delivered in South Africa for those with intellectual disability is a journey with many small steps. Every single donation we receive helps us move a little further along the road and has a direct impact on individuals and the care facilities they live in. £5 will provide an individual with […]More »
    • Mental Health Awareness: The importance of relationships

      Mental Health Awareness: The importance of relationships

      The importance of relationships has been highlighted by a recent survey released by the Mental Health Foundation to mark the Mental Health Awareness Week. The research showed that more people regard maintaining healthy relationships as the most important factor to their wellbeing.  It pointed to good-quality relationships as being the key to living longer and happier lives with […]More »
    • What is intellectual disability?

      What is intellectual disability?

      In South Africa, March is nationally recognised as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month.  Four in every hundred people in South Africa are affected by intellectual disability.   The Cape Mental Health Society says, “People respond very differently to the words ‘intellectual disability’, with many people regarding it as a curse or a tragedy, while others are confused […]More »
    • The London Marathon

      The London Marathon

      On the 24th April 2016, Mark Crawford successfully completed the London Marathon.  The conditions were wintery, but Mark did brilliantly – running the full 26.2 miles in 4 hours and 6 minutes. Mark raised £5700 – a true champion!  This money will be used to build capability within South Africa …More »
    • Is my sister ‘normal’?

      Is my sister ‘normal’?

      When Cara was born, I was only 18 months old and my older brother, Ryan was just three years old.  He remembers going to the hospital to visit my mum and meet Cara.  My Gran apparently gave us a packet of Niknaks (crisps).  I don’t have a first memory of …More »
    • Out with the old and in with new!

      Out with the old and in with new!

      Spring is in the air! With only 2 weeks until spring it’s time to be out with the old and in with new! This spring as you refresh your wardrobe and clear out your home, why not help raise some money for charity? Sell your unwanted items on ebay today …More »

    Be a voice


    Be a voice

    We are interested to hear from you, and hear your story. We’re keen to join up voices around the country, so that we can clearly and accurately articulate a collective journey. We will also better be able to work to remove any personal barriers that may have challenged you and your families in your lives so far.

    Please email us if you have a story to tell or a request you want heard. It would make a difference if you also consider adding your name to those who have supported our “Lend your voice” campaign.

Can you imagine a life


Can you imagine a life where you have no choice over what you eat and how you spend your day? For many, there is no choice! Climb Any Mountain is committed to changing that by developing person-centred services that enable people with intellectual disability and mental illness in South Africa to have the same opportunities for living independently as anybody else.

Read more about our project and the ‘Transitional Living Center

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