CREDIT: Rainer Kwiotek
The Friendship Bench provides sustainable community based psychological interventions that are evidence based, accessible and scalable.
OUR MISSION: Creating Safe Spaces and a Sense of Belonging in Communities to Enhance Quality of Life
OUR VISION: A Friendship Bench Within Walking Distance For All
OUR VALUES: Empathy & Connection; Anchored in Research
Dixon Chibanda: Zimbabwe Training Grandmothers to Treat Depression at Davos World Economic Forum
Dixon Chibanda – one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe with a population of more than 16 million and founder of the Friendship Bench programme – he trained elderly Zimbabwean women to deliver evidence-based talk therapy on benches under trees to bring care and hope to those in need.
25 January 2019