Find your inner lion


Normalizing mental health conversations

So that every child can enter adulthood with an understanding of their own mental health and a resilient mind, having been educated professionally by someone who has walked through life in their shoes.

What we do

Local townships. Global impact.


Children are guided by locally trained mental health coaches to become more resilient, gain more confidence and create more emotional awareness.


An intense 12 week training hosted by psychologists and experts to train local role models, with a passion for mental health and love for children, to become mental health coaches in their own community.


Become a part of the Little Lions pride and play a key role in the impact we are making.
Get involved by donating your skills, knowledge, network and/or monthly financial support.

Our impact


In 2022 Little Lions is:

1100 Workshops

Giving free mental health workshops
to 2500 children.

8 Coaches

Educating and employing 8 local mental health coaches through the Little Lions Academy.

4 Townships

Working in 4 townships around Cape Town and Stellenbosch;
Langa, Khayelitsha, Imizamo Yethu and Klapmuts

To help children from under-resourced communities become mentally stronger by creating an ‘army’ of mental health coaches.

Our partners & friends

Get in touch

If you’re interested in becoming a partner, joining Little Lions or simply finding out more, please get in touch!


Your support helps us to achieve our mission of creating a generation of resilient and confident children.

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South Africa

19 Glynville Terrace

Gardens, Cape Town


The Netherlands

Jacob van Lennepstraat 15O

1053 HA Amsterdam