DCMH newsletter of 2020

It is my great pleasure to extend heartfelt greetings to the readers of the first issue of the DCMH newsletter of 2020

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DCMH has actively been working with the Departments of Health and Social Development to combat this and ensure all patients in our care get the basic PPE materials to protect themselves during this time. We have also ensured a social distancing at all live-in residence which is following the regulations set by the Department of Health. We currently have no reported cases of COVID-19 and intend on maintaining it that way.

The Durban and Coastal Mental Health Institution was established in 1940. Since then, the primary task of the organization has been to work with individuals, families, and communities to achieve the highest possible level of mental health for all and maintain this by striving for recognition and protection of mental health rights.  In the past 8 decades, we have made a considerable amount of change by empowering communities, creating job opportunities. This all would have not been possible without the help from our generous sponsors.


Our Leadership

Board Members  a per last AGM

Mr Sipho Shezi
Mr Sipho SheziChairperson
Mr Thulani Ngonyama
Mr Thulani NgonyamaTreasure
Mrs Marsh Govender
Mrs Marsh GovenderMiddle Management Representative
Mahomed Y Baig
Mahomed Y BaigDeputy Chairperson
ms lungile zwane
ms lungile zwaneBoard Member
Ms Yolanda Botha
Ms Yolanda BothaService User Rep - Intellectual Disability
Mr C. Zungu
Mr C. ZunguSecretary
mr khulekani majola
mr khulekani majolaBoard Member
MS LYNNE LILLEYService User Rep - Psychiatrically Ill
Mr Bongani Gina
Mr Bongani GinaDeputy Secretary
mr l. mthiyane
mr l. mthiyaneC.E.O