Welcome to Mental Health Africa!
Founded during the global COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, Mental Health Africa emerged as a response to the growing need for mental health services across the world, and especially in Africa. The visionaries behind our organization conducted extensive research, revealing a prevalent lack of awareness about the existence of mental health professionals, and the how to access their services. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive solution, we resolved to establish an online directory of mental health professionals spanning across the African continent.
Beyond our core services of the online directory and information dissemination, we actively engage in community outreach initiatives, aiming to create greater awareness and reduce the stigma attached to mental health. We firmly believe that as our influence and reach expand, we can positively impact mental health policies in diverse African countries.
Our dedicated team comprises licensed mental health professionals and technology experts, driven by a shared commitment to increasing awareness, combating the stigma surrounding mental health, and enhancing the overall state of mental well-being in Africa.
Empowering Africans with mental health resources for enhanced psychological health and well-being through our directory services, awareness campaigns, and community-based programs.
To witness an Africa where everyone has improved access to mental health resources.
Our Core Values:
1. Ubuntu (Community/Collaboration): We strongly believe that collective support and collaboration are essential to achieve meaningful change.
2. Empowerment: We strive to empower individuals by providing them with the necessary information and tools to navigate life, transforming them into agents of positive change. By empowering ourselves to prioritize mental health, we envision a transformative shift in the continent’s mental well-being.
3. Charity: Every service we offer is rendered free of cost, made possible through the benevolence of donors like you worldwide.
Thank you for joining us on this journey as we work tirelessly to improve face of mental health resources and advocate for better psychological health, in Africa.
Chronic non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis, have high levels of co-morbidity with mental illness. This co-morbidity doesn’t only influence disability but also has direct consequences for mortality.
Africa’s wealth lies in the minds and hearts of Africans. This is why we should take mental health very seriously. The sounder our minds are, the better we can manage ourselves, and the resources we have. This is how we secure Africa’s future for ourselves and generations to come.