Updated Jan 16, 2018

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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Snapshot

Stage 1 : Ideation

Focus Areas:

Health, Human Centered Design and Social and Behavior Change

Health, Human Centered Design and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS

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

Nov 2015
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$770,020
Sep 2013
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$202,500
Sep 2012
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$623,036
Date Unknown
Launched
Date Unknown
New Country
Zimbabwe