Community Hub or Therapeutic Hub
The Friendship Hubs are an attempt to bring the wider community together to increase the understanding of the importance of mental health.
Currently in the pilot phase, we are developing plans aiming at behavioral activation and community building activities. The Friendship Bench is working with the ZeeBAGs group to facilitate support group meetings where the craft skill of making ZeeBAGs is taught to clients of the Friendship Bench.
We are also exploring ways of integrating dance therapy and work closely with the Tumbuka Dance Company. http://www.tumbuka.co.zw
Members of Tumbuka are currently meeting regularly with patients at the psychiatric inpatient clinic to explore ways of bringing dance therapy into the care for psychiatric patients.
Further ideas are explored.