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

    • A snapshot of our project

      A snapshot of our project

      Services are not just beds, they are not simply houses, though having a roof available is vitally important. Services must be grasped as something other than bricks and mortar, or a place ‘to put the problem’. This is a quote from behavioural specialist, Tony Osgood. It serves as the opening statement to our outline case […]More »
    • Physical Health of Mentally Ill Ignored

      Physical Health of Mentally Ill Ignored

      A new study by Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation has shown that people in England who have had mental health problems or are mentally ill, are five times as likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency as those who have not. Visits to A&E units were also three times higher, with more than […]More »
    • London Marathon 2016

      London Marathon 2016

      Climb Any Mountain will be taking part in the London Marathon in April 2016 to make a real difference to the lives of people living with intellectual disability and mental health.   We are delighted that Mark Crawford will be running for us in our quest to bring about change.  …More »
    • Looking at Mental Health

      Looking at Mental Health

      “Dignity in Mental Health” was the 2015  theme for World Mental Health Day, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). “Dignity” is a word that has a number of meanings, none of them precise—but we all recognize dignity when we see it, and more importantly, we recognise the lack …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.

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