Integrated Mental Wellness Programme

Integrated Mental Wellness Programme

Ephrem Bekele Woldeyesus




The Integrated Mental Wellness Programme uses social media to drive social change with an aggregate of more than 5 Million Facebook and YouTube engagements. The programme includes support offered through a bi-weekly radio show on mental health, depression, forgiveness therapy, reconciliation, trauma and child and women psychosocial health. Other support services include a range of support under a fee-based model. The initiative is a social enterprise and revenue from the radio show subsidizes the free mental health service for the community members. The programme addresses thousands of women, children and youth in group therapy setups, individual counselling, and different trainings for free. The radio programme has a reality show format and people come and share their true stories of mental and social health issues. The project will soon expand to a school-based mental and social health programme called Seed Wellness to support the families, teachers and counsellors through an integrated solution for quality education and youth-led community impact supported by digital technology.