Mending Mind Foundation

ABOUT US

MENDING MINDS FOUNDATION

Mending Minds Foundation is dedicated to enhancing Mental Health literacy across diverse communities, empowering individuals, social workers, primary caregivers, and organizations. By collaborating with media houses, we aim to promote responsible reporting on Mental Health and Suicide, recognizing the influential role media plays in shaping societal perceptions.

We aim to foster Community Empowerment by educating individuals and communities on Mental Health literacy, Providing tools to recognize warning signs of Mental Health difficulties, self-harm, or suicide, Encourage proactive interventions: Media Collaboration by engaging with media houses to disseminate accurate and sensitive information, advocate for adherence to reporting guidelines on Mental Health and Suicide, Foster responsible storytelling to reduce stigma and promote understanding and Media reporting training on Mental Health issues.

Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide and promoting Mental Health awareness; when Equipped with the skills to respond effectively to signs of Mental Health issues we can save lives and Challenge the societal stigma associated with Mental Health difficulties.

Call to Action: Together, let’s build a society where Mental Health is understood,  discussed openly, and where individuals are equipped to provide support and seek professional help. By fostering collaboration with media, communities, and Organizations, Mending Minds Foundation strives to save lives and create a culture of compassion and awareness around Mental Health.

OUR BELIEF

We believe that everyone regardless of their social, cultural, religious, political, sexual, or other affiliation deserves help and intervention when going through a mental crisis at any point in their lives.

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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
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Mending Mind Foundation

VISION STATEMENT

To promote wellbeing ,compassion ,acceptance ,respect, accessibility, sincerity and empowerment.

Mending Mind Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT

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

CORE VALUES

Compassion
Towards the community we serve;
Acceptance
Of everyone’s right to compassionate care.
Respect
Of everyone’s unique path towards their own healing.
Empowerment
For everyone communities to be educated and to have a voice and participate in their loved one’s care.
Sincerity
In how we treat each other every day.
Sincerity
In how we treat each other every day.

Our Mental Health awareness programmes.

Our  programmes implementation, which includes trainings , gives people the skills they need to reach out and provide initial help, professional help, access to affordable  or free Mental Health services.We also offer reliable Mental Health Resources ,tools ,interventions, psychosocial support, empowerment among other needs in diverse settings.

WHO WE WANT TO REACH?

More than 5 million people across Kenya and beyond to be trained on our Mental Health awareness programmes .

Who we target.

Organisations, Caregivers, communities, community leaders,GBV survivors,PWDs,People with Mental illnesses, rescued children and teenagers, people in recovery, marginalised communities ,intersectional groups and other vulnerable groups.

“When someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other Mental Health conditions, family members are not sure what to do.”

It gives you the skills you need to identify – and ultimately help someone in need. Prevention, promotion and awareness  of Mental Health is just as important as important as physical health.

First Aid for mental health is just as important as first aid for your bodies

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Awareness to the society  on how to identify, understand and respond to warning signs of Mental Health difficulties.
  • Sensitise communities, organisations on how to recognise mental health problems
  • Stop stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems
  • Provide support by connecting  individuals to appropriate help.
  • Minimize delay to professional help by identifying Mental illness patients and directing them to where they can get help.
  • Provide Community-based support groups that will  build strong communities and offer support.