One of our proudest achievements is the success of our mental health programme in Zanzibar. We’ve worked with a pioneering group of psychiatrists to introduce mental health services that span the communities and clinics in the hospitals.
We are using a programme called Friendship Bench which was developed in Zimbabwe to provide mental health support in the heart of the community. We have already trained over 100 Community Health Volunteers with funding from Comic Relief, and we are now looking at the next chapter and planning to roll the programme out across the whole of Zanzibar.
Our mental health programme is expanding and with your help we want to deliver free community based mental health support to everyone in Zanzibar.