- To help create nationwide grassroot mental health awareness and education
- To provide support and advocacy to people with mental health disorders
- To provide telephone counselling that assists people with mental health issues by offering crises intervention and nationwide referrals
- To help reduce society stigma associated with mental illness through community based anti-stigma campaigns
- To tackle the sexual reproductive health challenges and vulnerability that is related to mental illness
- To become a voice in mental health patient advocacy in Ghana and beyond
We are registered under the laws of Ghana with Organizational mentoring and training from the South Africa Depression and Anxiety Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since its inception in 2017 Candle Night Global has worked extensively in school and in local communities, educating and creating awareness in the field of mental health and hosting school/community based anti-stigma campaigns on topics like Depression and Anxiety, Suicide prevention, Domestic violence and trauma, Gender based violence and trauma, examination stress and anxiety, sexual victimization and the right of the victim and anti-bullying campaign in schools.
This January, 2020, we launched a new program dubbed RAP “Rural Awareness Project” the slogan for this project is RAP in motion. This program expanses our outreach campaigns to the remotest part of Ghana. We have recruited volunteers from eleven in Ghana with at least two resident volunteer psychologists in all these regions who are responsible for project and skill training of all our outreach volunteers.
In addition to all these, we have borrowed SADAG’s most useful tool in the field of mental health which is telephone counselling, nationwide referrals and crisis intervention which features volunteer psychologists and mental health workers across Accra who are willing to volunteer at least two hours each day to help us maintain the 24-hour helpline.
2nd Gbawe Tawiah Drive,
- South African Depression and Anxiety Group (South Africa)
- Brain Clinic – Abokobi (Ghana)
- Mrs. Nancy Ewusie (Mental Health Advocate)
- Dr. Yaw Mfoduo (Psychiatric Doctor)
- Mrs. Ethel Obeng Treves (Clinical Psychologist)
- Mr. Gabriel Ewusie (Educator)
- Annabel Appiagyei (Educator)
- Winifred Amoah (Educator)