Media, Awards, and Validation

Measurable Results & Radical Transparency

StrongMinds is considered one of the most effective charities in the world.

StrongMinds is committed to producing measurable results for the people we serve and offering radical transparency for our donors and collaborators. As a result, we have received coverage in the global press and accolades from results-focused donor circles, including the Effective Altruism movement, Founder’s Pledge and GiveWell. Below you will find a selection of media coverage, awards, and external reports that validate our work.

Latest Media Coverage

Devex: October 20, 2020 (register for free to read)
The Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Women’s and Girls’ Mental Health

Devex: August 7, 2020
To Meet Needs from a Distance, NGOs Turn to ChatBots

Inciting Altruism, July 2020
StrongMinds for a Stronger Africa: An Interview with Sean Mayberry

Medium: Bernard van Leer Foundation, May 6, 2020
Five ways health care and social services can support babies, toddlers, and the people who care for them through the COVID-19 pandemic

BBC World Service: People Fixing the World, April 15, 2020
Fighting Depression Door-to-Door (video)

Great.com: February 13, 2020
Great.com Talks to StrongMinds (podcast)

BBC World Service: People Fixing the World, January 27, 2020
Fighting Depression Together (radio)

Forbes, October 10, 2019
World Mental Health Day: 5 Effective Charities You Can Support

Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio), July 18, 2019
Gruppterapi botar deprimerade i Uganda

The Guardian, April 30, 2019
Busting the Myth that Depression Doesn’t Affect People in Poor Countries

Forbes, February 2, 2019
How Mental Health Charity StrongMinds is Disrupting Depression in Africa

Forbes, January 24, 2019
Mental Illness is the Most Neglected Health Problem in the Developing World

The Observer (Uganda), December 19, 2018
How Mental Illness Ravages City Slums

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2018
Strength in Numbers: StrongMinds looks to break the cycle of depression for women in Uganda and beyond

Chronicle of Philanthropy (podcast), October 12, 2018
Nonprofit StrongMinds Helps Uganda Tackle Mental Health

Devex Blog Post, April 7, 2017
Devex: Skoll World Forum Key Takeaways

External Validation

Inciting Altruism, July 2020
Inciting Altruism Profile

Founder’s Pledge, March 1, 2019
Mental Health Report

The GiveWell Blog, December 10, 2019
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 2019

Effective Altruism Forum, December 31, 2018
Cause Profile: Mental Health

The GiveWell Blog, December 10, 2018
Staff Members’ Personal Donations for Giving Season 2018

Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2018
Strength in Numbers: StrongMinds looks to break the cycle of depression for women in Uganda and beyond

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, our mental health services are needed in Africa more than ever. Across the subcontinent, hundreds of thousands are at risk for stress, anxiety, and depression brought about by this crisis. We are working hard to expand mental health services to reach as many people as possible, but we need your help.

Please support our work today.