Social Entrepreneurship and Mental Health Interventions in Low Income Countries
On May 21, 2014, the Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health working group hosted a webinar, titled "Social Entrepreneurship and Mental Health in Low-Income Countries," that explored building, sustaining, and scaling up mental health interventions in low income contexts.
The webinar was provided through a collaboration between Ashoka, the University of Toronto, and Grand Challenges Canada. Along with a general discussion about how a social entrepreneurship lens can be used to understand how highly leveraged mental health interventions develop, three social innovators joined to discuss critical questions related to building, sustaining, and scaling up initiatives. The videos by each social innovator can be found below.
In the second video, social innovator Maha Helali (Egypt) discusses what key strategies are to be considered when the person whose intervention is running well in their town/city wants to expand to other places in their country and abroad.
In the final video, social innovator Monira Rahman (Bangladesh) discusses building upon and being responsive to community interests and energy – and how this makes a difference.
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