Institutional Strengthening and outreach peer support project progress amidst COVID-19

The Institutional strengthening and outreach peer support project resumed following the easing of COVID-19 lock down. The second mutual support meeting happened on 28th/July/2020 on Tuesday at Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital grounds. The peer support workers and nurse in-charges shared their successes, challenges and way forward. The above project is sponsored by Open society Initiative of East Africa in Conjunction with Butabika National Referral Mental Hospital.

It has come to our attention that people with mental health challenges are the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because of their condition. Therefore we urge all peer support workers and project beneficiaries to be resilient and adaptive using the information provided by all stake holders in fight of the pandemic. This necessitates us to be more resilient, adaptive and innovative so as to realise the Peer Nation vision of ‘A dignified society through mental health for All’ amidst COVID-19.

Mugerwa Muzamil (PR)

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