Updated Sep 23, 2019

The friendship bench program

A cluster randomized controlled trial of a brief psychological intervention for common mental disorders delivered by lay health workers in Zimbabwe.

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Registered in Zimbabwe.

Focus Areas:

Health, Human Centered Design and Social and Behavior Change

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Implemented In:

Zimbabwe

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Innovation Description

The Friendship Bench Project is a mental health intervention delivered by lay health workers trained in screening and identification of common mental disorders.
How does your innovation work?
The Friendship Bench Project is a task shifting mental health intervention. Supported by technological platforms such as ‘smart phones’, it has the potential of reaching out to millions of people needing public health services.

Milestones

Mar 2017
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$75,000
TITLEThe Friendship Bench (INUKA)
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Mental Health
IMPLEMENTED INZimbabwe
Jan 2017
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$675,000
TITLEINUKA Hero
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Mental Health
IMPLEMENTED INZimbabwe
Nov 2015
Sep 2012
Date Unknown
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Zimbabwe