The Friendship Bench Project aims to reduce the mental health treatment gap by using a cognitive behavioural therapy based approach called problem solving therapy on a primary care level to address kufungisisa (Shona expression for depression).
23 March 2016>> The Innovation Fair will kick off the World Bank Group and World Health Organization’s Out of the Shadows: Making mental health a global priority event on 13 – 14 April 2016, Washington D.C.
23 March 2016 >> Your organization, the Friendship Bench, is highlighted as the mental heath NGO of this week on Facebook (@in2mentalhealth) and Twitter (@in2mh). I added your organization tot the list of 296 NGOs Worldwide as well (on the in2mentalhealth website): http://in2mentalhealth.com/2011/06/23/50-mental-health-ngosuser-organizations-around-the-world/
23 February 2016>> Depression is one of the major mental health challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. And while often it is treated with drugs, many believe that community involvement and talking therapies can help break through the isolation and hopelessness many depressed people experience. In Zimbabwe a unique project called the ‘The Friendship Bench’…….