@mentalhealth Tag

Generating practical and policy support for mental health in West AfricaOver two five-year projects between January 2010 and the project’s completion in December 2019, CBM, supported a mental health leadership project designed to support and bolster the mental health services and combat stigma associated with mental illness and create national stakeholder councils across five countries...

Applying the lessons from Ebola to the COVID-19 crisis As countries rapidly formulate appropriate responses to the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an urgent statement noting, “Unless governments and communities take action discrimination against people with disabilities could increase during the COVID-19 pandemic”.  It is useful to examine...

Julian Eaton, CBM’s Global Advisor for Mental Health, answers questions about mental health, and how CBM is helping those most in need.What is mental health?When we talk about mental health, we often immediately think about mental illness, whereas in fact mental health is actually a good thing! Being mentally healthy is what allows us...

As part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health project, CBM partners have been working with secondary schools to raise awareness on mental health within families and communities. Working with teachers, guidance counsellors and students to reduce mental health stigma and promote human rights of people with psychosocial disability. How does it work? Teachers and guidance counsellors...

"No one was caring for them primarily because no one knows what to do. But this has changed, I learned and I tell everyone in my village that there is treatment for this."This story comes from Felicia, who is from Nigeria. Felicia is an incredible primary health care worker for a CBM partner mental health...