Zimbabwe’s groundbreaking Friendship Bench project is set to reach London in 2024, bringing hope and healing to marginalized communities. Started in 2007, this initiative uses wise grandmothers to provide effective therapy for anxiety and depression. Having treated 280,000 people in Zimbabwe and expanded to other African countries, the Friendship Bench has proven its success through research and testimonials. The project’s founder, Dr. Dixon Chibanda, is determined to bridge the global mental health care gap. With plans for benches worldwide, this grassroots approach could change countless lives, inspiring optimism and fostering empathy for mental health challenges worldwide.
Bridging the global mental health gap: Zimbabwe’s friendship bench project comes to london, bringing hope and healing
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