Established in 2021, the Black Mental Health Program is bringing together Africa and the African Diaspora for better mental health. We do this through Black Healing & Learning Circles, Mental Health Career Hours and the Black Mental Health Fellowship program.
Since founding, this program has served over 400 people.
...but there isn't much dedicated to serving Africa & the African diaspora. Because of this, we're facilitating co-designed fellowships for young people from the diaspora who are passionate about mental health and doing things differently. Fellowships under this program are highly individualized, multi-impact experiences - no two fellowships are the same. Fellowship projects are typically low-cost, multi-impact & agile.
Wilbroad is currently halfway through his fellowship experience, read more here.
From depression and suicidality to food and housing insecurity, teen and young moms across Kenya are navigating a complex set of challenges on a daily basis. The Bright Star Initiative is a strengths-based program that provides basic services like food, clothes & hair hygiene and mental health support. Designed using community-cooperation methods, this program grows stronger by the day through word-of-mouth and is a great example of micro-budget, multi-impact program designed & implemented by the local community.
Dorcas and Biko are on-ground facilitating this program weekly.
That's so exciting! It makes our day when someone wants to join the mental health field. Being a Black mental health professional comes with unique challenges, so if you have any questions, are looking for information or want to bounce ideas around, our Program Director is available to connect through Mental Health Career Hours.
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