TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE. 
  AND A SENSE OF BELONGING IN COMMUNITIES . 

CREATING

SAFE SPACES

 

WHAT WE DO...

WHO WE ARE...

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

MORE ABOUT US...
 
 

OUR EVIDENCE...

“If we can't measure what we're doing then we really don't know if it's working."

Dixon Chibanda

A Randomized Clinical Trial
ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION
 
 

TAKE ACTION!

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 

ONE BENCH

AT A TIME

Help us achieve our vision of a Friendship Bench within walking distance for all.
We all have a part to play. No matter the community you are in there will be someone who is struggling. Be the person someone chooses to reach out to. 

TOGETHER WE CAN HAVE GREAT IMPACT

Everyone should have access to resources when in need! Join us! Reach out, connect, inspire hope!

COMING SOON!

Do you want the Friendship Bench in your community? 

LATEST NEWS...

BBC WORLD SERVICE

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JUNE 30, 2020

The 'Grandma benches of Zimbabwe' . After years of economic turmoil, unemployment and HIV...

BBC WORLD SERVICE

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MAY 28, 2020

FRIENDSHIP BENCH; 'community grandmothers' helping the anxious in Zimbabwe during Covid19

 
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IMPACT TO DATE

NUMBERS UPDATED MONTHLY (LAST UPDATE 2020)

700

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TRAINED

50 000

CLIENTS SEE ON

THE FRIENDSHIP 

BENCH

5

COUNTRIES WITH THE FRIENDSHIP 

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MIND PARTNERS

(COMING

SOON!)

80%

REDUCTION

IN DEPRESSION

SUICIDE

IDEATION

60%

IMPROVEMENT

IN QUALITY

OFLIFE

 
 

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