Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania

by Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth
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Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania
Support Mental Health Services in Tanzania

Summary

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)'s psychosocial interventions bridge the intergenerational and mental health treatment gap. Trained grandmothers called Wisdom&Wellness Counselors provide free and accessible mental health services, support and resources in their underserved communities. The services include mental health awareness raising, interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, life skills building, referrals to specialists/hospitals or community services, and survey research.

$50,000
total goal
$33,297
remaining
319
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
2
years

Challenge

Mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders are highly prevalent, accounting for a large burden of disease and disability globally. Nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce provides mental health care. MNS disorders interfere, in substantial ways, with the ability of children to learn and the ability of adults to function in families, at work, and in society at large.

Solution

Retired elderly women (Wisdom&Wellness Counselors - WWCs) trained in WHO's mental health Gap Action Program (mhGAP) provide free and accessible mental health services, support and resources in their underserved communities. TEWWY's psychosocial interventions are integrated in existing community structures such as within the local government authorities to reduce stigma and discrimination in help-seeking. WWCs also create safe spaces for community members to connect and strengthen social supports

Long-Term Impact

The project will empower people to manage their mental health and hence 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 cope with adversity. Improving mental health and psychosocial well-being will also improve physical health, social and community functioning, economic productivity and reduce human rights violations.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth

Location: Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @TEWWYWisdom
Project Leader:
Neema Tembele
Washington, DC United States
$16,703 raised of $50,000 goal
 
346 donations
$33,297 to go
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