Little Eden is a home to 300 children and adults with profound intellectual disability. Approximately 75% of the residents were abandoned or came from poverty stricken homes. Theya are completely dependent on the organisation 24-hours a day for all their spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs. The residents range in age, from three years to over 60 years. Once they are taken in at Little Eden they become part of the family and spend the rest of their lives there in an atmosphere of warmth, cate, love and stimulation.
Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and job stress are common, affecting individuals, their families and co-workers, and the broader community. In addition, they have a direct impact on workplaces through increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased costs. Very few South Africans seek treatment for their mental disorders. Mental illness can be treated at your nearest clinic, hospital or healthcare provider.