IMPROVING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN IN AFRICA

Good mental health is the foundation of healthy families and thriving communities.

IMPROVING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN IN AFRICA

Good mental health is the foundation of healthy families and thriving communities.

TREATING DEPRESSION AT SCALE IN AFRICA

  • In Africa, 66 million women are suffering from depression, and 85% have no access to treatment.
  • StrongMinds provides free, group talk therapy to low- income women in Uganda and Zambia.
  • We are scaling our reach through peer-to-peer therapy, phone-based teletherapy, public education campaigns, and partnerships.
  • Women who complete our therapy achieve clinically significant reductions in depression symptoms, restoring hope for themselves and their families.
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FEATURED NEWS

MEET AMANI, OUR MENTAL HEALTH CHATBOT

Amani is an automated WhatsApp chatbot that provides information, advice, and understanding to individuals struggling with difficult feelings. It also provides a pathway to be screened for depression.

NEW SERIES OF ANIMATED VIDEOS

Life is hard. It’s easy to believe we are all alone with our struggles. StrongMinds has launched a new animated video series to help people cope with difficult feelings and reduce the stigma associated mental illness.

BBC World Service

StrongMinds is featured on the BBC World Service. Learn More >

COVID-19 and Mental Health in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering an increase in persistent stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms in low-income households in Uganda and Zambia. Read our report >

Gloria's Story

How one woman overcame childhood trauma and started a new life for herself after StrongMinds’ therapy. Learn More >