TO ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE.
AND A SENSE OF BELONGING IN COMMUNITIES .
WHO WE ARE...
The Friendship Bench provides sustainable community based psychological interventions that are evidence based, accessible and scalable.
Get People Out of Depression
A Friendship Bench Within Walking Distance For All
“If we can't measure what we're doing then we really don't know if it's working."
A Randomized Clinical Trial
Dixon Chibanda, MD1; HelenA. Weiss, DPhil2; Ruth Verhey, MSc1; Victoria Simms, PhD2; Ronald Munjoma, SLC1; Simbarashe Rusakaniko, PhD1; Alfred Chingono, MSc3; Epiphania Munetsi, MPhil1; Tarisai Bere, BA1; Ethel Manda, BSc1; Melanie Abas, MD4; Ricardo Araya, PhD5
WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
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.
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TOGETHER WE CAN HAVE GREAT IMPACT
IMPACT TO DATE
LAST UPDATED (JUNE 2021)
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TRAINED
CLIENTS SEE ON
TOTAL NUMBER OF SESSIONS HELD
COUNTRIES WITH THE FRIENDSHIP