Charity Kiki Kennedy

Job role: 
Founding Executive Director
Member type: 
Other
Brief Biography: 

Charity Kiki Kennedy is a Mental Health advocate with 12 years lived experience. In 2014 she founded an organization called Botswana Network for Mental Health which she currently serves as the Executive Director. Kennedy is also a founding International Director for a South Africa, Zambia & Namibia based company called Thematic Wellness, which primarily focuses on workplace mental health. She is an alumnus to YALI –RLCSA (Young African Leaders Initiative) Southern Africa leadership and has worked with various organizations both locally & internationally advancing the mental health agenda on mental health promotion, implementation, advocacy and legislation. Kennedy is a former member of the Interim National Mental Health Advisory committee that was responsible for repealing the Botswana mental health Disorder Act. She is a board member at the Botswana Council of Non-governmental organizations(BOCONGO). She is also a small-scale entrepreneur in the field of Renewable Energy with a training background in Electrical &Electronics Engineering & Project Management.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
Botswana
Our team delivering Mental Health talks  during Morupule Coal Mine wellness day

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