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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Unit

We deliver world class Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services. MHPSS refers to any support, service, or action that aims to protect or promote psychosocial wellbeing or prevent or treat mental disorders. Currently our services focus on protection, promotion psychosocial wellbeing and prevent Mental disorders. We are not providing Treatment Services.

Early identification, screening, and Counselling for Mental health conditions.

We Join the definition of WHO and UNICEF that is a broad term that encompasses the continuum of mild psychosocial distress through to mental disorders, that may be temporary or chronic, fluctuating, or progressive. During childhood and adolescence, common mental health conditions include difficulties with behaviour, learning or socialization; worry, anxiety, unhappiness or loneliness; and disorders such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, intellectual disability, autism, and personality disorders.

Psychological first aid (PFA)

which is the form of basic psychosocial support provided to acutely distressed children or adults soon after exposure to a stressful event. This includes assessing needs and concerns; listening to and comforting people and helping them feel calm; helping connect to information, services and social support; and protecting people from further harm

Social and emotional learning (SEL) Program

We join the definition of CASEL that SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. This is also referred as Emotional intelligence which includes Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making.

Trauma-Informed Approach to Policies, Programming, Parenting, Learning, and Project

Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

A program, School, Family, organization, or system that is trauma-informed realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.

Community-based mental health promotion

We believe No Health or Wealth without Mental Health. At Learning Minds Africa, we have adopted WHO definition of Mental Health.   Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to her or his community.  Our key interventions include:

  • Promoting mental health
  • Protecting mental health and
  • Caring and Restoring Mental health