Bridging the social and spiritual divides for mental health and well being

“Our mental well-being is not a solo act, but a collective one”

Our Story

On the 28th of July 2018 we lost a son, a brother and a friend, as if a light was taken from the world. Through all the uncertainty of who we must be without him, what must come next, amid all the tears, like a phoenix from the ashes rose the idea of the Yivani Mbali Foundation (YMF).

With the help and support of friends, the many lives touched by Yivani, we honour and celebrate the impactful and short life of Yivani Mbali Ndizana, a South African, young Hiltonian and until July 2018, a special member of the Edinburgh Community.

What is mental health!

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.WHO – World Health Organization