Youth Net and Counselling - YONECO
Global mental health
December 8th 2017
January 1st 2021
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.
Mental Health has been a priority for Comic Relief’s funding in the UK for over ten years we have invested in therapeutic services, services for young people, campaigning and policy change work, anti-stigma and discrimination work and maternal mental health.
£30 could improve mental health and support networks for people experiencing or at risk of poor mental health.