Our mission is to bridge the intergenerational and mental health treatment gaps. We train elderly women in WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program, which we've adapted to Tanzania's cultural and contextual relevance. The elderly women provide free mental health care, psychosocial support, and psychoeducation resources in under-resourced and marginalized communities.
We envision a Tanzania where integrated mental health care reduces and prevents suicides. Our objectives are to provide evidence-based mental health care and psychosocial support; strengthen social support systems and community linkages with public health care pathways; and advocate for policy change to integrate mental health care into public, community, and social services.
Our approach consists of interventions for the prevention and management of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use. We collaborate with schools to train teachers in evidence-based mental and behavioral health interventions and integrate mental health literacy into their curricula. And, we partner with the public sector and diverse peer-led grassroots organizations to design, develop, and integrate equitable mental health care into their services.
People received one-on-one counseling and group talk therapy.
COVID-19 PPE produced and distributed in under-resourced grassroots communities.
Public service institutions integrated community-based mental health interventions.
Families supported with mosquito nets and awareness raising in Lindi floods.