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Zimbabwe Health Training Support article

 

Friendship Bench write on NPR

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PsychCentral article

Article in PsychCentral• Friendship Bench Proves Effective in Treating Mental Illness in Zimbabwe

 

Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With 'Friendship Benches' January 03, 2017 3:30 PM

VOA article on The Friendship Bench

Training lay health workers in CBT a ‘blueprint’ for tackling mental health crisis in Africa Brief psychological treatment delivered by Zimbabwean lay health workers dramatically improved the symptoms of patients with mental health problems, according to new research published in JAMA.


Friendship Bench therapy reduces anxiety and depression in Zimbabwe Posted on 27/12/2016 • KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Training lay health workers in CBT a ‘blueprint’ for tackling mental health crisis in Africa
Brief psychological treatment delivered by Zimbabwean lay health workers dramatically improved the symptoms of patients with mental health problems, according to new research published in JAMA.

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www.mhinnovation.net/global-adolescent-health-reducing-storm-stress

 

 

PEPFAR & Phillips visit March 2016

 

PEPFAR The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief visited the Friendship Bench. NIH/NIMH representatives visited clinics and held meetings with stakeholders.

The Friendship Bench was also visited by a team from Philips, a company that invests in bringing innovations to Africa.

The week was filled with many discussions and brain storming with many stakeholders around the idea to have the Friendship Bench intervention accessible using technology.

 

 

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The Friendship Bench showcasing at the innovation fair.

 

Friendship Bench attending

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.

 

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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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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', which is a netw.......

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’…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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