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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 is raising awareness on Mental Health [MH] issues overlooked in TZ and providing FREE mental health services to socially and economically vulnerable persons - Wisdom&Wellness [WW] Circles with group therapy & alternative life-skills building, direct SMS access to a WW Counselor & SMS Mental Health Promotion Campaigns. As a mental health stakeholder per the Tanzania Ministry of Health, TEWWY is collaborating with the country's MH Coordinators & govt health care facilities to give support.

$50,000
total goal
$44,040
remaining
42
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Low & middle income countrys' health systems currently fail to meet the Mental Health needs of its population. Resources available are insufficient, inequitably distributed and inefficiently used, so that a large majority with mental illnesses receive no care. The total economic output lost to mental health conditions has been estimated at US$1 trillion per year with those suffering these conditions also facing stigma and discrimination, and a systematic denial of their basic human rights.

Solution

Elderly women trained as Wisdom&Wellness Counselors, use modern technology to connect & provide individuals and communities in Dar to Mental Health Support [Psychiatrist & Psychologist Referral] & Services: Interpersonal Therapy/Counseling (IPT/C), Interpersonal Group Therapy (IPT-G) and SMS Mental Health Promotion Campaign(s). By improving one's mental health, people are able to improve their overall health and quality of life.

Long-Term Impact

The project will promote the successful performance of mental functions, in terms of thought, mood and behavior that results in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with others, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity. Mental health and psychosocial well-being are intrinsically related to physical health, social and community functioning, economic productivity and human rights. (mhGAP, WHO 2008).

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
Washington, DC United States
$5,960 raised of $50,000 goal
 
50 donations
$44,040 to go
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