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.

For press inquiries, please contact Roger Nokes at [email protected].

Latest Media Coverage

Early Childhood Matters, Jan. 31, 2024
Community-based Networks Matter for Mothers’ Mental Health

The Namibian, Jan. 23, 2024
The Global Mental Health Crisis Demands New Thinking

New Vision, Dec. 18, 2023
StrongMinds @10

Vox, Sept. 11, 2023
A surprisingly radical proposal: Make people happier — not just wealthier and healthier

Standard-Examiner, July 08, 2023
Guest opinion: Countries with large healthcare professional shortages could save us from ours.

Business News Australia,  June 30, 2023
Social Enterprise Thankyou Opens First Physical Store in Melbourne

Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative: Social Impact Review, May 16, 2023
Destigmatizing Mental Illness is Essential to Improve Mental Health in Developing Countries and Everywhere

Charity Talks Podcast, May 2023

Alliance Magazine, April 7, 2023
Calibrating philanthropic and charitable giving to mental health, April 3, 2023
Cash Transfers, Poverty Alleviation Assists With Mental Health – Study

Artvocate, March 16, 2023
What is being done about the depression epidemic in Africa? Holly Elliott from StrongMinds tells us more…

Giving What We Can, March 14, 2023
Changing the Game: StrongMinds’ Mission to Improve Mental Health Globally

The Independent Uganda, March 5, 2023
Teenage mother’s tale of overcoming depression, stigma to resume studies

Clearer Thinking, February 2, 2023
Does every language have a word for depression?

Daily Monitor, January 16, 2023
Students in mental health awareness

Devex, January 9, 2023
Could happiness be a new measure for nonprofit effectiveness?

Daily Monitor, December 30, 2022
Put mental health on 2023 priority list

Cycling Weekly, December 29, 2022
1 million vertical meters: ultra cyclist Jack Thompson first to ‘reach space’ in one calendar year

Devex, December 20, 2022
The ripple effects of improving women’s reproductive and mental health

Daily Monitor, December 5, 2022
What is escalating depression among the youth and adolescents?

Charity Navigator, December 2022
Best Charities Working in High-Impact Causes

Vox, November 28, 2022
The future of mental health care might lie beyond psychiatry

Psychology Today, October 25, 2022
An NGO Addressing Mental Health Needs in Africa

Founder’s Pledge, October 20, 2022
High-Impact Funding Recommendations to Support Now

The Business of Giving, October 13, 2022
StrongMinds CEO on Why Mental Health Must be a Top Priority

The New Vision, October 13, 2022
Depression sufferers asked to seek treatment

WHO, Africa Region, October 12, 2022
Barriers to Mental Health Care in Africa

Daily Monitor, October 11, 2022
Experts call for mental health education in schools

Umoja Standard, October 10, 2022
StrongMinds to step up interventions in treating Ugandans struggling with depression

World Economic Forum, September 23, 2022
Why we should invest in mental health in Africa

EARadio Exclusive, August 31, 2022
Could treating depression be a top intervention?

Global Innovation Fund, August 25, 2022
What do we mean by increasing the agency of women and girls?

Global Innovation Fund, August 10, 2022
Measure Smarter, Not Harder

Beacon Blog, August 3, 2022
3 Reasons to Invest Philanthropically in Mental Health

Bloomberg, July 21, 2022
Early Spotify Backer Puts $101 Million in Mental Health Venture

BBC People Fixing the World, July 12, 2022
The Power of Group Therapy

OECD Forum Network Blog, July 11, 2022
Why Does Mental Health in Africa Matter?

JAMA Network, June 17, 2022
WHO: Pandemic Sparked a Push for Global Mental Health Transformation

Global Innovation Fund, June 6, 2022
Five things we’ve learned from our Innovating for Gender Equality

Daily Monitor, May 30, 2022
The Role of Counselling in Mental Health

The Harvard Crimson, May 10, 2022
Therapize Me?

DonorBox, April 29, 2022
Top 13 Mental Health Charities Making A Big Impact

Velo News, April 1, 2022
Jack ‘UltraCyclist’ Thompson is on a quest to ride 1,000,000 vertical meters in 2022, March 12, 2022
Women Tipped on Personal Career Growth

Global Innovation Fund, March 8, 2022
Celebrating Our Commitment to Innovation for Gender Equality

Psychology Today, February 20, 2022
Global Mental Health and the Ethics of Happiness

The Times of India, February 14, 2022
Building the Ecosystem Around Tele-mental Health

Borgen, January 3, 2022
StrongMinds Addresses Mental Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Borgen, November 21, 2021
Western Influence is Impacting Mental Healthcare in Uganda

Vox, November 18, 2021
Is Therapy Making the World Happier?

United for Global Mental Health, October 2021
Half a Million People in Sub-Saharan Africa Reached Through StrongMinds’ Innovative Depression Treatment

Devex, September 27, 2021
Time to Talk: How Chat Tech Can Drive Social Change

Psychology Today, September 3, 2021
They Called Me Lazy: Addressing Depression Stigma in Uganda

World Economic Forum, August 19, 2021
4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mental Health In Africa

Devex, August 17, 2021(Paywall-enabled)
How the Pandemic Spurred Innovations in Mental Health Services

DonorBox, July 16, 2021
Top 13 Mental Health Charities Making a Big Impact (2021)

MQ Mental Health Research, June 29, 2021
StrongMinds’ Public Education Campaign Raises Awareness of Mental Health during COVID-19

Devex, June 25, 2021
Taking the Stigma out of Mental Health Services

Hash Time with Nabuguzi Kiwanuka, May, 2021
Mental health awareness (with Tina Ntulo)

Psychiatric News, April 27, 2021
IPT: From Humble Origins as “High Contact Therapy” to International Adoption

Thrive Global, April 16, 2021
Mental Health Charities You Can Support

Global Innovation Fund, April 6, 2021
Venture Support for Gender Equity

Global Innovation Fund, March 29, 2021
Embedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

Global Press Journal, February 25, 2021
Removing Obstacles to Mental Health Care — Over the Phone

Medium: Mathilde Collin, February 23, 2021
Charity Giving: How to Do Good in 2021 While Social Distancing

Borgen Magazine, January 21, 2021
Prioritizing Women’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Vox, December 17, 2020
How to Give a Meaningful Holiday Gift this Year

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

Vox, October 9, 2020
The Case for Funding Psychedelics to Treat Mental Health (and how to support mental health during the pandemic)

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) February 13, 2020 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

The New York Times, July 22, 2019
Depressed? Here’s a Bench. Talk to Me. 

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

Matters Magazine, Maplewood NJ, May 2019
Could StrongMinds Stop a Depression Epidemic in Africa?

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