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

BBC WORLD SERVICE

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MAY 28, 2020

FRIENDSHIP BENCH; 'community grandmothers' helping the anxious

in Zimbabwe during Covid19

KINGS COLLEGE LND.

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MAY 27, 2020

Anxiety needs global health attention. 

This is the first report of this finding from a

low income country.

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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

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