Mental Health

Mental Health Consortium meeting, London

In November 2019, 14 experts from 8 UK institutions with ongoing programs in Mental Health in Uganda attended the consortium meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine, London to share learning and foster joint working.

Old members who had been lost to follow-up were re-engaged and they pledged renewed commitment to working through the Alliance and to utilise the Alliance structure.

Everton in the community

Everton in the Community was supported to mobilise and prepare for the implementation of a psychosocial project in the refugee settlements of the Westnile region through coaching of volunteers in partnership with Uganda Red Cross Society & Onduparaka FC.

University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield, has a project to address the delivery of sustainable low intensity mental health interventions, training, and mental health promotion in Northern Uganda. UUKHA supported linkage of the project with Ministry of Health and aligned institutions in Northern Uganda.

UUKHA supported the faculty from Gulu University and the District Health Officer for the process of travelling to Sheffield in August to work with colleagues at University of Sheffield on the joint Research Project on alcohol use

Royal College of Psychiatrists

UUKHA facilitated discussions between the College and Institutions in Eastern Uganda on placement of volunteers from NHS trusts in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.

MoH/Canterbury collaboration on Mental Health Policy and Systems Research

UUKHA facilitated linkage between Canterbury Christ Church University and Ministry of Health-Division of Mental Health and supported the designing of the Mental Health Policy Support & Research Project for a Joint application to the NIHR.

East London NHS Trust

Working closely with THET, UUKHA provided logistical support to the team for the scoping visit to Westnile to assess needs for peer support work in mental health in the refugee communities. East London NHS trust was also supported to present to the MoH Technical Working Group on Mental Health.