Heartsounds Uganda is a leading organization in the development of Mental Health Peer Support in Uganda. It was started in 2008 as a Community Based Organization and partnered with Butabika East London Link to pilot the Peer Support Workers program in Uganda. We are known as “Experts by Experience” because most of our Peer Support Workers have a lived experience.
World Mental Health Day: an opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in mental health
Joint release by the World Health Organization, United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental Health Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and […]
By Kwame Ismail Nkurunziza If it was not for COVID-19 pandemic chances are you would probably never have seen this story. Why? Because early this year I had a plan of doing something entirely different today on World Mental health. You see, 3 years ago after 5 years of learning I had signs of depression, […]
World Mental Health Day 2020: Mental Health For All Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
According the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will be affected by mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. Currently around 450 million people globally have such conditions and the situation has been worsened by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore very important that the theme for World Mental […]