AMHACI NIGERIA

African Mental Health Awareness & Care Initiative

(PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW OFFICE ADDRESS - Plot A • 126 First Avenue (behind Danjam Plaza) • Gwarimpa Abuja)

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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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

OPENING IN SOUTH SUDAN

After many months of negotiation, field work and assessments, AMHACI is finally opening its office in Juba, in South Sudan. Yes! Great news for AMHACI but greater news for the South Sudanese who are living with the trauma of war and lengthy conflicts affecting the populations inside the country along the borders.  With the partnership of the United Kingdom Embassy, we will be able to launch our first program the latest in September 2019.

TRAUMA TRAINING IN NORTHEAST

MEET OUR NEW PD

CONGRATULATIONS TO M.I. JIDDA! He has shown restless dedication and commitment working on developing trauma programs with AMHACI since 2017.  Mr. Jidda now holds the highest position as a PROGRAM DIRECTOR.  Best luck to you and thank you for your continuous efforts in improving Nigerians’ mental health.

TO FIND

RESOURCES

AHMACI WEBSITE

TO REACH US

ABUJA OFFICE:

Plot A • 126 FIRST AVENUE • GWARIMPA ABUJA OFFICE 211

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

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