Our purpose is to collaborate with various agencies across health, technology, education, and communication sectors, striving to provide equitable access to affordable mental health care and fostering a deeper understanding of mental health challenges.
At the Sati App Foundation, we believe that everyone deserves access to foundational mental health care. We work towards this vision by promoting peer support and building public understanding of psychological first aid. We collaborate with organizations in the health, technology, education, and communication sectors to develop a more equitable and sustainable mental health care system. By providing access to peer support networks and promoting a better understanding of mental health issues, we strive to increase access to affordable mental health care, especially in the face of scarcity of resources such as counseling, clinical psychologists, or psychiatrists. Through this collaborative approach, we aim to create a more connected and supportive world, where individuals can find the care and resources they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives
Summary of relevant work
In Thailand, access to mental health treatment is a major issue due to the scarcity of mental health professionals. With only one psychiatrist for every 250,000 people, many individuals are left without access to the care they need, particularly in times of distress. As a result, mental health issues often go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to long-term consequences for individuals and their communities.
The Sati App Foundation recognizes the importance of accessible and affordable mental health care, and we are working to address this issue through peer support. Our mobile application, Sati App, provides on-demand listening and peer support to anyone experiencing distress and in need of assistance. This innovative approach to mental health care is based on the World Health Organization's optimal mix of services and leverages the power of technology to connect individuals in need with trained and empathetic listeners. By providing this service for free, we aim to reach the greatest number of people possible, regardless of their socio-economic status.
Through our work, we have seen the impact of peer support on individuals and communities. By providing a safe and supportive space for individuals to share their experiences and emotions, we have helped reduce stigma around mental health and promote a better understanding of mental health issues. In addition, we have built a network of volunteers who are passionate about helping others and are trained in basic psychological first aid. This network of peer supporters is a valuable resource for individuals who may not have access to mental health professionals or who are hesitant to seek professional help.
While there is still much work to be done to address the issue of mental health care accessibility in Thailand and beyond, we believe that peer support is a critical component of the solution. By working collaboratively with the government, private sector, and public sector, we aim to expand our reach and impact, and ensure that everyone has access to the care they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.