Problems of breaking through the bureaucracy of low-income countries with any projects – even the most ingenious ones – are severe. The delays and official chicanery discourage many who, after a while, give up trying.
The Association has therefore launched a project to provide small grants for innovative initiatives in the field of mental health, particularly in the least developed countries (LDCs). The maximum amount of the grants was USD $5.000, but most of the sums allocated were smaller.
Applications for grants containing a brief description of the goals (and action proposed) of the project and a description of the group responsible for its implementation were sent to the president of the AIMHP.
The proposals were examined by a committee composed for the purpose and involving experts who, in addition to their expertise, had a good knowledge of the situation in the LDCs.
Thirty-six projects were funded in the framework of this project.
Establishment of shops managed by Asociaçao Arte e Convivio de Botucatu
Reproduction and distribution of brochures with instructions for carers of people with mental illness
Self-Help Groups and Lifelihoods Support https://indd.adobe.com/view/8f58a18b-504c-4dde-a9cd-f1e53d199992
Suicide risk evaluation Ablekuma Self-Help Group* Okaikoi North Self-Help Group*
Suglo Kongo Bo Self-Help Group
Ti Songmi Taba Self-Help Group*
Gwan Zagsi Self-Help Group*
Step-by-step psycho-education (publication of manual)
Depression and anxiety group, Northern Suburbs & Cape Town
Kinyerezi Self-help group*
Temeke Self-help group*
Anwanynala Self-help group*
Umoja ni nguvu Self-help group for Chikwaya village (Wheel barrows, live stock)
Jienendeleze Self-help group
Sisi kwa sisi Self-help group
Muungano Self-help group for Lubangala village(Bee keeping)
Ukombozi Self-help group for Nangoo village (Gardening, poultry)
Tuaminiane Self-help group for Sululu village (Pig rearing)
Akilimi Ni Mali Self-help group for Misechela village (Poultry and farming)
Ani Yali Amanyi Mental health group
Dikiriber Avogera Mental health group
Bulamu Kujjanjabi Association (BUKA)
Kaseeta Kweimukye Mental health group
Kamwokya Mental health group
Thomas Walunguba Community Outreach activities for schizophrenia
Alex Adaku Rehabilitation and Community MH Promotion Demonstration project
Community Mental Health Program Activites
JinjaSoroti United Mental Health Association (SUMHA)
Project for Banana/Passion Fruit Farming for Uganda Mental Health Fellowship – Atanekontola (Emmanuel Mufumba, Uganda)
Reflected Worlds Foundation
National Association for Mental Health