AMHACI NIGERIA

African Mental Health Awareness & Care Initiative

OUR MISSION

To inspire and empower governments, institutions, corporations, organisations and individuals to engage in positive change through mental health advocacy, support, accreditation, research and training.  Our motivation is to promote, defend, develop, implement and take all necessary actions to ensure and protect the Mental Health Well-Being of Nigerians & Africans.
• Official Partner of the Federal Ministry of Health & The National Universities Commission of NIGERIA •

MENTAL HEALTH?

BERK. BORING. BEASTLY.

NO. NOT THAT TRUE.

We are so used to hear about Mental Health in terms of “crazyness” visualizing someone dandling down the street, naked and with a lost mind.  This is not that. First and foremost, mental health is a fundamental component of our health and, as any other physical part of our body, it requires care and attention. As a result of misconceptions, we neglected our Mental Health and we are now facing the traumatic consequences.

Furthermore, addiction, aggressiveness, conflicts, poverty, corruption are dysfunctional and destructive behaviours related to mental health problems.  The lack of knowledge and understanding leave the population in limbo. By focusing on illnesses and diagnoses, we estranged the accessibility of Mental Health. AMHACI does just that by empowering others in positive change.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Improving the mental and social health of the populations;
  • Conducting research and scientific studies on social behaviours & mental health;
  • Bettering the quality of professional life in any environment given;
  • Liaising with relevant government agencies for regulation & coordination of Mental and/or Organisational Health Standards under the International Mental Health Standards Board.
  • Protecting the rights of the psychologically vulnerable and/or affected / traumatized / stigmatized persons and communities including individuals suffering from the wrongful use and /or abuse of drugs and other substances.
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  • MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  • CORPORATIONS & BUSINESSES
  • SCHOOL BOARDS • SCHOOLS • TEACHERS UNION
  • GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & INSTITUTION
  • HUMANITARIAN NGOs • INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES
  • NATIONAL AGENCIES • ASSOCIATIONS •
  • COMMUNITIES
  • ADDICTION & REHABILITATION CENTRES
  • PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH TRAININGS
  • MEDIATING & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
  • ADDRESSING STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE
  • SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES IN THEIR WELL-BEING
  • CONDUCTING FIELD ASSESSMENT & RESEARCH
  • ELABORATING MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION
  • TEACHING ON ADDICTION
  • ENGAGING OUR MOBILE TEAMS IN SCHOOLS
  • THE INTERNATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH STANDARDS BOARD
  • THE CNAESM OF FRANCE
  • THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH NIGERIA
  • THE NATIONAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
  • THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION
  • THE ABUJA SECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD
  • THE NATIONAL AGENCY FOR CONTROL OF AIDS
  • THE COMPLETION OF OUR ACTION PLAN 2019-2022
  • THE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS
  • THE NIGERIA MENTAL HEALTH WALK
  • THE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR SCHOOL BOARDS
  • THE REHABILITATION CENTERS ASSESSMENTS (North)
  • THE KEBBI STATE STRATEGY
  • THE WEEKLY RADIO SHOW

THE CRAZY BUNCH!

We call ourselves the Crazy Bunch” because not only we love to work in mental health but we never take ourselves seriously, although we consider what we do as fundamental and very serious. We must have a sense of humour to overcome the persistent challenges that come around every day and to acknowledge a hurting realty.  Although numbers are announcing some critical and disastrous social impact regarding mental health issues,  still, very important people don’t take Mental Health seriously.
We call ourselves the Crazy Bunch” because not only we love to work in mental health but we never take ourselves seriously, although we consider what we do as fundamental and very serious. We must have a sense of humour to overcome the persistent challenges that come around every day and to acknowledge a hurting realty.  Although numbers are announcing some critical and disastrous social impact regarding mental health issues,  still, very important people don’t take Mental Health seriously.

PHILOSOPHY

Empowerment & Sustainability

CORE VALUES

Empathy • Humility • Integrity • Excellence

CORE STRENGTHS

To Feel • To Think • To Choose • To Change

CORE NEEDS

Love • Respect • Recognition • Freedom

STRATEGIC PRINCIPLES

Vision • Cohesion • Integration • Well-Being

SUSTAINABLE PRINCIPLES

Vision • Cohesion • Integration • Well-Being
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HEADS'UP!

HEADS’UP! is our Accreditation program for corporations, humanitarian environments, institutions, organizations even government agencies willing to reduce the Mental Health footprint, decrease stress factors in the workplace and meet international standards practices in Human Resources and Management.

DREAMS'UP!

DREAMS’UP! is our State Intervention Mobile Team program in support to communities, organisations, local and regional government through Mental Health and Addiction prevention and intervention initiatives with an environmental component.  The objective is to change the landscape of despair into empowered & happier communities.

THUMBS'UP!

THUMBS’UP! is our School Support Mobile Team for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools.  Our multidisciplinary teams are providing counseling, group discussions, teachers’ educational support, and initiate creative activities related to Mental Health and related topics for prevention campaigns.

THE LATEST NEWS

CONFLICT TRAINING...DONE!

October 15th 2018 was our first Conflict Management Training and it was a success throughout.  Participants provided a strong positive feedback and comments were converging in the same direction: they would never see a conflict the same way ever again. This is what AMHACI should and will do:  demystify what seems so complicated to manage and turn it into a great opportunity to learn about ourselves.  Certificates have been delivered! Thanks to all.

RARE VISIT...TO ZAIRA

October was a busy month. We were invited to meet the Emir of Zazzau, in Zaria. This was a day of so many discoveries. What surely remains from this event, was the joy to see the traditional culture being so much alive still. In the days where assimilation is progressively working at deleting any trace of tribal and regional traditions, this was a real happy day.

TO FIND

RESOURCES

AHMACI WEBSITE

TO REACH US

ABUJA OFFICE:

Plot 72 • District Center Estate • Kubwa FCT

MAIDUGURI OFFICE:
Millionaires’ quarters, East Maiduguri

OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday : 9h00 am –5h00 pm

+234•806•023•3886
+234•803•359•6667
contact@amhaci.org