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Mental Health Awareness: The importance of relationships

relationships

The importance of relationships has been highlighted by a survey released by the Mental Health Foundation. 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 fewer mental health problems. 46 per cent of the 2,000


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 Cara; to me she was


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


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 and donate anything from 10%


Climb Any Mountain is now on eBay!

EBay Shop

Climb Any Mountain is delighted to announce that it’s now part of the eBay for Charity programme. From cameras to clothes, candles to beauty products, the Climb Any Mountain eBay shop has so much on offer. Proceeds of sold items are helping us to transform what is available in care, facilities and services for people with


Better NHS Mental Health Care Service by 2020/1

The NHS in England has committed to better mental health care across the NHS, pledging to help more than a million extra people and investing more than a billion pounds a year by 2020/21. It is making the move in response to the final report of an independent task force, set up by the NHS


A Shop With a Difference Opens in Cape Town

A shop with a difference, bringing hope to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, recently opened in Cape Town. The first of its kind in South Africa, Brownies and Downies, will be run as a non-profit organisation; additionally  it will provide training opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and special needs to become  employable in the


Looking at Mental Health

World Mental Health Day 2015

“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 of it when it’s absent.


A snapshot of our project

Buy a Brick, Build for Change

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


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



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