SUCCEED Africa: Inclusive mental health research & care
People with mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities have a range of concerns that are not always addressed by health services alone. SUCCEED Africa is an international research consortium taking a bottom-up approach to investigate “What Works” for people with psychosis in their communities.
SUCCEED Africa builds on principles of co-production and South-South partnership to establish regional centres of excellence in research and policy on psychosocial disabilities, focusing on schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and other psychotic conditions. SUCCEED will fundamentally change how research on psychosocial disabilities is conducted in low- and middle-income countries. In the process, SUCCEED Africa will develop local centres of excellence in co-production in Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. The team of researchers are from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing at the University of Malawi, University of Ibadan, University of Makeni and University of Zimbabwe including peer researchers and representatives from WHO and FCDO.
The SUCCEED programme of "SUpport, Comprehensive Care and EmpowErment for people with psychosocial Disability in Africa" is funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.