Sean Mayberry

Job role: 
Executive Director
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Sean is a former U.S. diplomat, corporate executive and social marketer who believes there are simple and cost-effective interventions which can improve mental health in Africa. Sean has implemented HIV/AIDS and malaria programs in Africa for over a decade, and saw firsthand the struggles of the mentally ill. His passion for mental health is deeply rooted in personal experiences of supporting those close to him who suffer from mental illness.
 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders

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StrongMinds

A proven, cost-effective and scalable community-based group therapy program to treat depression appropriate for African contexts.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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StrongMinds: Taking an innovative therapy to an unprecedented scale

John Drain and Sean Mayberry from StrongMinds explain how local context and culture impact scalability