Below is a selection of high resolution photos for people who are wanting to write articles or report on the Friendship Bench.
All photos have the Friendship Bench ® logo and credit the photographer, these items must remain visible on the photo and should not be subject to cropping.
Should we come across items that do not follow requirements as outlined above this we will request the removal of them.
Grandmother with client filling out the Shona Symptoms Questionnaire - SSQ14
Grandmother filling our the Shona Symptoms Questionnaire.
In Zimbabwe, we use the Shona Symptom Questionnaire (SSQ) to find out if someone is suffering from common mental disorders, it has been developed and normalised for Zimbabwe. The SSQ can also be used to find out if someone is getting better and problem solving therapy (PST) is actually helping.
Grandmother sitting in quiet contemplation between client sessions.
Grandmother and client on the Friendship Bench at a primary care clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Grandmother conduction a problem solving therapy session with a young female client on the Friendship Bench at a primary care clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Grandmother conducting a problem solving therapy session with a young female client on the Friendship Bench at a primary care clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Professor Dixon Chibanda (Friendship Bench Founder) sitting with a group of Grandmothers (Lay Health Workers) discussing how their work is going and what they are seeing in the community.
Ambuya Utano sitting at Mbare Clinic, one of the original Grandmothers and the first clinic to get Friendship Bench when piloted over 10 years ago.
Grandmothers in deep thought at Mbare Clinic, Harare, ZImbabwe
Grandmother sitting waiting for client to arrive before going to sit on the Friendship Bench
Aumbuya Utano at Mbare Clinic sitting with fellow Grandmothers and leaving to go home after a long day of seeing clients on the Friendship Bench
A very happy and proud Grandmother
Mbare Clinic Grandmothers, not all superheros wear capes.