Mission

Mission of USPKenya is to enable people affected by mental illnesses (psychosocial disabilities) live and work successfully in their communities.

Summary of relevant work: 

USPKenya has three core areas of focus:

  1. Public Education and Awareness through Self Advocacy
  2. Legislation and Policy Participation
  3. Peer Support Groups (“Experts-By-Experience”)

We have 6 Peer Support Groups currently existing and running.  We have 1 Peer Support Group in Nairobi County.  There are 2 Peer Support Groups in Nyeri County.  There is 1 Peer Support Group in Nakuru County and 2 Peer Support Groups in Kiambu County

Key partners: 

Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA)

Open Society Foundation (OSF)

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)

National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD)

University of Glasgow

National University of Ireland in Galway (NUI Galway) through the Center for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP)

Funders: 

Open Society Foundation - Current

iFred (International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression) - 2012

Wellcome Trust (2010-2012) through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) led by Project Leader Prof. Vikram Patel

Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Researchers
Policy makers

Innovations and resources

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Collaborative on Health and Technology (CHaT)

A collaboration of disruptive outcome-driven digital health provider innovations
Region: 
North America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Disorder: 
All disorders