Support our work

Schizophrenia is one of the most poorly understood and under-resourced of all mental health conditions, especially considering that it affects about one in a hundred people. There is a dire need to assist and support people suffering from this illness.

A vital cog in the treatment process is family support. Our organisation was founded in Cape Town more than forty years ago as a family support group for the relatives and carers of people living with schizophrenia. We are a registered non-profit organisation run by members on a voluntary basis. With the advent of Zoom, our reach has extended across Southern Africa.

Our About page gives a more detailed picture of our work, governance and history.

We do not receive grants of any kind, government or otherwise. To be inclusive as possible, our membership fee is set at a nominal amount, currently R130 per family per year. 

To enable us to continue delivering our information and support services to members and the public, we need to supplement our income from membership fees with ongoing fundraising initiatives.

We invite you...

We invite you to support our work by making a donation, or by making Family Support for Schizophrenia a MySchool beneficiary. 

You are also welcome to contact us if you would like to discuss options such as remembering us in your will, supporting a specific project, or providing another form of assistance.

By doing so, you will be making a significant contribution towards improving outcomes for people living with schizophrenia and helping to build a more tolerant and equitable society.

Every contribution is greatly appreciated.


MySchool card

Getting a MySchool card and making FSS a beneficiary will help raise funds at no cost to yourself. Consider asking family and friends to do the same

Make a donation

Every donation makes a difference whether large or small

You can elect to donate via our secure Payfast Cause Index gateway or use our banking details to make your donation via EFT

Contact us

Contact us to discuss more options for support, or if you have something specific in mind

Our sincere thanks…

Our sincere thanks for your support
It will make a difference to people’s lives!