Our mission is to promote mental health and psychosocial support in Nigeria and the rest of Africa through sensitization, advocacy, outreaches and the use of media houses (radio and televisions stations), community programs and school-based programs for parents, teachers and students. We want to build a mentally-healthy society across Africa where the whole African population is aware of its mental health status and therefore be equipped to prevent mental disorders.

Summary of relevant work: 

Below are some of the activities we have participated in:

  • Partnership with Pro-Health International on a three-day outreach program in three Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camps at Abuja from 8 to 10 August 2015
  • Presentation of a paper titled “Civic Engagement the Social Media Tool for Championing a Stigma and Discrimination-Free Society for the Disabled in Nigeria” at a civic engagement platform hosted by United States Embassy Nigeria in collaboration with Cedar Seed Foundation on 5 August 2015
  • Organization of a welfare and health promotion outreach program in collaboration with Ex-Boys Association of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria at GWOZA and BAMA Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Area 1, Abuja on 29 August 2015
  • Mental health campaign at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp Kubwa on 9 November 2015 in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency, the News Agency of Nigeria and African Health Television
  • Organization of a three-day National Psychosocial Support Summit in Abuja from 29 to 31 March 2016 with activities ranging from media advocacy and paper presentations. The summit was chaired by the President of National Psychological Association of Nigeria, Prof Andrew Zamani and the President of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Comrade Adeniji Abdulrafiu. Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE), National Orientation Agency, other state actors and non-state actors, civil society organizations, media houses, internally displaced persons from three different camps were also in attendance
  • Organization of Mental Health and Nutrition for Infant Brain Development grass root campaign at the Bwari Area Council on 13 August 2016 in partnership with FCT Primary Health Care Board, Health Department Bwari Area Council and the National Hospital Abuja 
  • Celebration of World Mental Health Day with a two-day program in Abuja. On Saturday, 8 October 2016, Aerobics and Walk Campaign was held at Unity Fountain with various civil society organizations in participation alongside other well-meaning celebrities, artists, The Cycling Wheels Abuja members and NCHAP team from United Kingdom. Free assessment and counseling was offered at the event
  • The program continued on Monday, 10 October 2016 with a Nationwide Mental Health Stakeholders Summit at the National Hospital Abuja with an opening address from the CMAC National Hospital Abuja, followed by the MHEI President’s speech and goodwill messages from some representatives of key participating organizations like WHO, National Association of Psychiatric Nurses Nigeria and FCT PHCs Board. Shortly panel discussion and question-and-answer session were led by the Chief Consultant Psychiatrist National Hospital Dr. Ephraim O. Sola. The summit ended with a launch of a tele-psychiatric platform designed to offer free psychosocial support to Internally Displaced Persons, other victims of crisis and disasters from anywhere in Nigeria
  • Participation in a two-day program for the World Health Day in partnership with Pro-Health International, WHO, National Hospital Abuja, FCT Primary Health Care Board, and some independent consultant psychiatrists at Luvu IDP Camp, Nasarawa State and Bwari Area Council, Abuja (from 6 to 7 April 2017)
Address: 

18, 69 Road Model City
Gwarinpa
FCT Abuja
Nigeria

Telephone: 
+2348034645001
Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Researchers
Policy makers
Country: 
Nigeria