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Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania

by Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth
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Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania
Raise Awareness & Promote Mental Health - Tanzania

Summary

TEWWY will raise awareness on Mental Health challenges overlooked in Tanzania and provide Mental Health support services to the socially and economically vulnerable persons. Support/Wellness Group Circles with life-skills building activities, SMS Counseling for mobile access and SMS Mental Health Promotional Campaigns. As a Mental Health stakeholder per the Ministry of Health, TEWWY is collaborating with 15 Government Health Care Facilities to provide free mental health support services to all.

$50,000
total goal
$44,365
remaining
38
donors
3
monthly donors
1
month

Challenge

Lack of access to mental health support in Tanzania has created a crisis in where to find services. Some of the most vulnerable people do not have the money to access support while facing stigma, which contributes to overall poor mental health. Instead of letting people fall through the cracks, TEWWY will provide free text message counseling, support group circles and positive messaging campaigns for communities unable to access services.

Solution

We train elderly women as Wellness Counselors, who connect vulnerable Tanzanians at 15 hospitals, to text message counseling, support group circles and positive text messaging campaigns. Each of the services works to promote positive mental health so that vulnerable communities increase their feelings of self-esteem, confidence and belonging. By increasing feelings of positive mental health, people are able to improve their overall health and quality of life.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide socially & economically vulnerable Tanzanians with mental health support, which will improve their overall mental health. People with positive mental health have higher levels of employment and greater overall health outcomes, which benefits both the livelihoods and health of the community at large.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.tewwy.org
TEWWY's website for more information
Member of the Mental Health Innovation Network
TEWWY's work is supported by VOICE Global
Member of the Movement for Global Mental Health

Organization Information

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth

Location: Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Neema Tembele
Bowie, Maryland United States
$5,635 raised of $50,000 goal
 
44 donations
$44,365 to go
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