Queerwell is a South African based and focused NPO that aims to provide free mental health care and support to the LGBTIQ+ community.
The organisation was established in 2019 by Dr. D Rakumakoe, Mrs. J Khumalo and Ms. T Leeu. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population experience poor health outcomes compared to their cisgender and heterosexual counterparts. Existing services focus mainly on physical health and neglect mental healthcare which is very crucial. LGBTI persons are vulnerable to depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and suicide associated with stigma and discrimination from various sectors of community. In response to this, Queerwell was established to offer access to free and competent mental health care support to the LGBTI community through the provision of focus groups, safe spaces, stakeholder engagement, demand creation and increase in availability of psycho-social services.