Our Vision

Committed to the wellness of individuals, Organisations and communities through prevention, intervention, awareness and empowerment.

Our Focus Areas

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

We recognize the significance of supporting youth mental health, given their substantial representation in Kenya. Through targeted interventions, we aim to empower youth to address Mental Health challenges effectively.
MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Our community outreach efforts target marginalized communities, aiming to build the capacity on Mental Health matters.
ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE MENTAL HEALTH

ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE MENTAL HEALTH

Our Adolescents and Young People Program is designed to address the critical need for mental health support among individuals aged 24 and under.
VISUAL CONCEPT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

VISUAL CONCEPT MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

We aim to shed light on mental health struggles within communities, engage key stakeholders, and dispel myths and stigmas surrounding mental health matters.
INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES

INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES

We strive to make Mental Health support accessible to individuals within marginalized communities and organizations/institutions through tailored intervention programs.
WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Our initiatives focus on raising awareness and building capacity within workplaces to foster supportive environments for Mental Health and wellbeing.
SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMME

SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMME

This program equips Mental Health specialists, advocates, gatekeepers, champions, and organizations with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively prevent suicide and provide appropriate support to those in need.
EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES

We aim to shed light on mental health struggles within communities, engage key stakeholders, and dispel myths and stigmas surrounding mental health matters.

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About us

Mending Minds Foundation

Welcome to the Mending Minds Foundation!

Our foundation was born out of a profound understanding of the gaps in Mental Health awareness and support systems within our communities. Founded by an individual driven by a personal journey around her loved ones, we recognize the challenges – from stigma and substance misuse to the cost of mental health services/accessibility and caregiver struggles.

Our founder’s unique story revolves around a deep commitment to addressing these Mental Health issues in a 360 context, fueled by a passion to raise awareness, build capacity, and create effective support systems. With a focus on Mental advocacy, Capacity Building, suicide prevention, and early intervention, our purpose is to make a positive impact and save lives.

Join us on our journey as we extend our mission to communities, individuals, and organizations. Together, we aim to be a preventive force, changing perceptions of mental health and illnesses to create a world where everyone’s mental well-being matters.

STATE OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN KENYA

Mental disorder cases has risen exponentially in Kenya with official data indicating that that approximately 20-25% of outpatients seeking primary healthcare present symptoms of mental illness at any one time. But there are no sufficient resources and training/trainers to help communities defect Mental Health problems and ways to connect to and help the affected
80%
4 in 5 Kenyans who died by suicide either had Depression at the time of their death
3X
Likelihood of men dying by suicide compared to women
2
Kenya position in Africa in depression prevalence with 3M cases
In Numbers

Access to Treatment

There are 100 psychiatrists in Kenya serving a 47M population and less that 500 psychiatric nurses in Kenya

There are about 100 psychiatrists of which 85% of them are based in Nairobi and only 1 psychiatrist per 1M population outside Nairobi

5 in 6 Kenyans suffer from mental illness do not receive treatment

1 in 7 outpatient visits in Nairobi County are due to mental disorder

Kenya is among the 54 WHO member states that do not have a separate budget for Mental Health.

Suicide is preventable, yet it is estimated that a person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. This equates to over 800,000 people dying by suicide worldwide each year.

In Kenya 6.1 people in every 100,000 die by suicide with men being at the highest risk category and almost 500 people were reported to have taken their own lives between the month of March 2020 to June 2020, the death recorded during the period were marked increase on the annual average of about 320 cases. While 75% of Mental Health problems start before the age of 24.

Only 1% share of health budgets is allocated to mental health annually

The effect is that patients with Mental disorders face difficulties in accessing Mental healthcare services. Their families in turn must bear the burden of living with their untreated sick persons who remain unproductive, dependent, and sometimes a risk to themselves, the family and the society depending on the nature and extent of illness.

Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined. However, for too long, Mental illnesses and substance use disorders have been treated as separate and tangential to our overall health and well-being. Because of this, accessing mental health services is not as simple as making an appointment with your local hospital. The stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders often prevents people from seeking treatment, and those who do they can’t afford the services or  are not sure where to go.

Mending Minds foundation is here  to also connect you with the appropriate help.

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