One Sky, One World, Mental Health for All


The 17th Cape Town International Kite Festival is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health, a registered non-profit mental health organization that offers free community-based services and support to adults and children living with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities as well as mental health problems.  The event will take flight on 22 and 23 October 2011 at the beautiful scenic grounds of Zandvlei in Muizenberg – a family event not to be missed!  The Kite Festival is an annual fund-raising and awareness raising event for Cape Mental Health, promoting positive mental health in an uplifting, fun and colorful way.


This year’s theme of ‘One Sky, One World – Mental Health for All’ highlights the importance of mental health for all people across the globe, the need to provide quality mental health care and resources especially in poor communities, and the right of people with mental ill-health and mental disabilities to be included in development opportunities.


The Kite Festival is an annual fund-raising and awareness raising event for Cape Mental Health, promoting positive mental health in an uplifting, fun and colourful way.  In 2010 the Cape Town International Kite Festival secured over R3.2 million worth of media coverage on TV and radio, and in print and online branding; it remains a great event for a great cause.  The festival provides a wealth of sponsorship opportunities for companies to brand, market, promote and showcase their products and services to a mass audience.


The 2011 kite festival follows hot on the heels of the first World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health to be held in Southern Africa, which will be hosted by the South African Federation for Mental Health in Cape Town from 17 to 21 October.  The event also coincides with the 2011 Rugby World Cup,” explains Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health. “By adopting the theme of One Sky, One World – Mental Health for All for this festival, Cape Mental Health is promoting a global message of the importance of good health, and the acceptance and understanding of people with mental disabilities.”