Mental Health Support for Gondar

  • Leicester Lead:  Heather Dipple

A growing partnership between mental health services in Leicester and Gondar has been developing since 2008, supported by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

"All staff from Leicester who have been involved in the projects have found it really enjoyable and benefitted greatly from the opportunity"

It began with Leicester staff being asked by the then Gondar Dean Dr Assefa to become involved in mental health teaching for Gondar’s medical student.  In partnership with psychiatric colleagues from Addis, this has now  been ongoing for the last 4 years.

Staff from Leicester are now regularly teaching on the BSc in mental health nursing course, training workers in the community based rehabilitation service and have held a workshop in mental health for newly qualified interns.

All staff from Leicester who have been involved in the projects have found it really enjoyable and benefitted greatly from the opportunity.  Up to now over 20 people have had the chance to visit Gondar.

Project Updates

Contact Heather at heather.dipple@leicspart.nhs.uk  if you would like to know more information about the mental health work with Gondar or would like to get involved in either the work itself or the fundraising effort.
 

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