Strong minds is an NGO that provides free group talk therapy to low income women in Uganda. In Africa 66million women are suffering from depression and 85% have no access to treatment. Therefore strong minds will be scaling outreach through peer to peer therapy, phone based teletherapy,public education campaigns and partnerships. In Mayuge , strong minds will be working with women between 13 to 24years of age and these will include those in and out of school in both urban councils and lower local government. Women who complete the therapy achieve clinically significant reductions in depression symptoms, restoring hope for themselves and their families. This project will be running for three years .
The inception meeting took place in the district council hall and the participants included sub county chief, religious leaders, heads of departments & sectors, community development officers , political leaders among others.