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Grassroots mental health interventions are uniquely equipped to provide effective and sustainable care. But they face barriers that hinder their impact.
Ember collaborate with grassroots innovators to overcome these barriers so that millions more people can access mental health services across the world.
There is no one solution for global mental health: one size does not fit all
Addressing the global mental health challenge requires an interdisciplinary approach growing from the ground up
Innovators know their needs. We form collaborative, empathetic partnerships based on listening
It’s not all about scale. We aim to sustain and strengthen interventions, not just grow them
Ember believes mental health interventions that grow out of communities are uniquely equipped to overcome issues of stigma and engage people in meaningful, culturally- sensitive ways. That’s why Ember’s focus is on supporting and strengthening grassroots innovation in global mental health.
One of the innovators that Ember work with is PDO in Kenya. I interviewed Iregi, the founder of PDO, to gain an insight into the services that this organisation provides, as well as the reason that such services are needed.