Passing and Supporting
1 January 2021
8 December 2017
Issues: Access to quality services
This project supports marginalised people, such as orphans and young offenders, to access improved community-level and home-based mental health care in four districts in Malawi.
It will train community based health assistants and volunteers to treat and prevent mental disorders and increase the quality of care provided to users.
The project will also use adapted football training drills to raise awareness of mental health issues and tackle stigma and discrimination.
It will also help affected people to form support-groups and to gain skills for better self-representation, and work with communities to decrease the impact of stigma and discrimination.
Finally, it will promote the benefits and opportunities of involvement in economic activities.