WUMH project where Peer Nation is participating in partnership with; Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), East London NHS foundation Trust, London, UK (ELFT), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The project enhances Mental Health in Uganda for refugee and host communities in west Nile Province and South Western Uganda. The project provides a pilot Peer Support… Continue reading West Uganda Mental Health Service Improvement Project (WUMH).
Teddy’s story Looking back, Teddy believes her illness started when she was young. After a case of cerebral malaria, she was taken to medical hospitals, received treatment and seemed to improve. Neither her nor her guardians knew anything about mental illness. However, when she was in her second year at University, she went to the… Continue reading Monthly profile of An inspirational Peer
Paulson was born alone, the only child of his mother and father. Growing up, he lived at his father’s extended family homestead. He attended school until Senior 6, and then began doing manual work around the village. Paulson was earning well, in fact, he managed to save one million shillings. However, one of the leaders… Continue reading Monthly profile of an inspirational peer
Harriet’s story Harriet first began to experience mental health challenges after she delivered her first born. With her husband out of the country, Harriet travelled to a hospital far from home, accompanied by only her carer to have her baby. Both Harriet and her carer were only young girls who had just finished school. When… Continue reading Monthly profile of an inspirational Peer.
Jane – Uganda’s first peer support worker for mental health In her early life, Jane followed a calling to become a religious nun, taking up her training after completing her secondary education. It was 1978, when, only days away from taking her final vows, Jane became unwell. Jane was observed by her religious sisters to… Continue reading Monthly profile of an inspirational Peer
Jeanette Jeanette was in her final year of University in 2011. She was studying for a degree in Economics in Kampala and living with her family. During the last semester, as the pressure of her final exams was beginning to grow, Jeanette’s family started to notice that she was talking a lot and making funny… Continue reading Monthly profile of an inspirational Peer
Hello there, we are excited to enter this new year 2021 with you our Peers, Partners, friends and well wishers. Let’s keep up the spirit of reaching out to communities in need of mental health recovery peer support. Spread the love and kindness, and with optimism and self sacrifice, no hurdles can be so hard… Continue reading NEW YEARS GREETINGS
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… Continue reading Institutional Strengthening and outreach peer support project progress amidst COVID-19
James’ mental health journey. Learning from lived experience: James’* story James’ story starts when he returned to Uganda, after studying for a degree overseas. He was a high-flying student with good grades, but after graduating he found it difficult to find employment. Somehow university hadn’t prepared him for this challenge. He tried to get a… Continue reading Monthly Profile of an inspirational Peer.
All the bright Places(Film). A tender antihero drama about mental health and young love which reminds us that even the heroes in our lives may need us in unexpected of situations. it is a story of Theodore Finch and Violet Marckey. Theodore Finch character brought to life by Justice smith who is a philosophical young… Continue reading Kampala Mental Health Film Club.