Mental Health Care Training Programme Nigeria Projects
- 40 million Nigerians suffer from mental disorders (The Vanguard Newspaper, 2018).
- 22% of Nigerians suffer from chronic depression (The World Bank, in the Punch, 2018).
- 1 in 5 Nigerian youths have mental health problem (The Daily Trust, 2018).
- Yet there are only 130 psychiatrists in Nigeria, which has a population of 174 million and only 9 specialist mental health hospitals.
- There stands a shortage of skilled health practitioners and mental health experts on the ground in Nigeria and the challenges are only growing without a regular supply of support and expertise.
- Do you have skills to help with this massive agenda?
- If you can answer yes to this key question then we are interested in you.
- You are invited to join us in Nigeria this year to be a strategic part of a life-changing opportunity.
The AFFORD Diaspora Experience are proud to be partnering with Volunteer Manager Yomi Oloko on a new project as part of our Diaspora Experience program to offer to mental healthcare practitioners the opportunity to gain 2-3 weeks of experience supporting, training and capacity building healthcare practitioners in Nigeria in support of the mental healthcare needs and agenda on the ground there.
The project was started by Yomi who has experience running a successful Diaspora Volunteering Scheme to Nigeria in the past. Under his Nigerian CAC registered Community Health NGO he has started to explore the present situation in Nigeria and now developed a Volunteering scheme under this focusing on mental health especially looking at the North East of Nigeria.
Yomi has a very good understanding of the working realities in Nigeria and has built up reputational value on the ground to allow this programme to be good value for money.
From his previous experience of running Diaspora Volunteer Schemes in Nigeria it has been found to be essential that to be sustainable this project must be a human capacity building programme. One that can be cascaded down to the grassroots and so follows the Train the Trainer model.
Therefore the aim is to facilitate African Diaspora to contribute and add considerable value in the area of human capacity development especially within training and developing self-support groups using Community Extension Work