The create project

CREATE will address this gap by developing a locally-viable social business and accompanying evidence-based Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Toolkit to employ and support the overall functioning and wellbeing of people living with mental illness. Read more

Long Term Conditions and Mental Health in Kenya: Mainstreaming Community Based Practices

The combination of long-term physical and mental health problems (comorbidity) is one of the most serious public health challenges in the 21st century. However, there is little research into the experience of and care for these comorbid conditions at the community level, and this project aims to address this gap. We plan to improve our

Global MINDS @ Western Summer Institute – Kenya 2017

Global MINDS @ Western is an Interdisciplinary Development Initiative of Western University, Canada with the objective of using social innovation approaches to catalyze the development, implementation, mobilization and evaluation of disruptive solutions for the wicked problem of reducing the global burden of mental disorders and related issues (e.g., suicide). Global MINDS is focused on innovating

MULTI-SECTORAL STAKEHOLDER TEAM APPROACH TO SCALE-UP COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH IN KENYA: BUILDING ON LOCALLY-GENERATED EVIDENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED (TEAM)

TEAM aims to effectively integrate mental health services with minimal expenditure of resources, into pre-existing, community-based, government funded, formal and informal health services in Kenya. The project is currently taking place in Makueni County an area without a single psychiatrist. TEAM’s main course is to strengthen effective, self-driven leadership and governance, and to provide comprehensive

The LIPTK Project

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) provides support to promote successful recovery, community reintegration and improved quality of life for people living with a mental illness or mental health concerns. With increase in income through either entrepreneurship or employment, people who are predominantly exposed to various forms of stigma find an avenue to interact with communities and command

THE COMPUTER-BASED DRUG AND ALCOHOL TRAINING ASSESSMENT IN KENYA (eDATA K)

This was a pilot program that aimed at developing and evaluating new concepts of integrated community-based mental health services to Somali refugees in the urban refugee settlement in Kenya. The study was divided into two pilot programmes which focused on assessing information on prevalence and situation of patients with severe mental health problems and their

The DIALOGUE Project

DIALOGUE was a project that sought to empower, supervise, support and include informal traditional and faith healers to deliver evidence based mhGAP-IG adapted psycho-social interventions to reduce mental health treatment gap in Kenya. DIALOGUE discovered that traditional and faith healers (the clergy) and formal health care workers can collaborate successfully in providing mental health services

The mhGAP-IG mHealth Project

mHealth was a project that aimed at evaluating the applicability of a model that utilized mobile technology to train, supervise, support and monitor application of mhGAP-IG depression module on non-mental health workers. mHealth successfully developed and utilized a mobile phone application software version of the WHO Mental Health Treatment Gap Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG), to screen

Mobile Substance Use Intervention for HIV Prevention

Mobile Substance Use Intervention for HIV Prevention

Identification of Psychosis-Risk Traits in Africa

Identification of Psychosis-Risk Traits in Africa