Community mental and psychosocial support in Fort Portal, Uganda



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  • Description


    Thisis a local non-for-profit Mental Health Organization established in January 2020, as it began the process of formalizing its operations it officially incorporated in March 2021 as a company limited by guarantee in Uganda, devoted to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and behavioral related issues. This place was established by a team of Counseling Psychologists who are passionate about addressing mental health needs for children and their families to be able reach their full potential in Uganda. At, we believe the foundation for good mental health and behavioural change is laid in the early years and society as a whole benefit from investing in children and families. As a result, This was established to join hands with Children, Adolescents, Families and Communities to offer services that appropriately address Children and Adolescents Mental and Behavioural Health Needs.

    We carry out various activities that promote a psychological wellbeing among children and their families such as counseling, team building activities, play therapy, life skills training, as well as livelihood projects

    Currently the organization facilitates a team of seven professionals that perform daily routines including counseling, Psychosocial Support and community outreaches.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Babysitting and creative play

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While on a cultural exchange visit in Uganda shows you’re adaptable since it involves living with a local or sharing a home with the community member. This means you must live with people from other cultures and you must know how to adapt to the new environment. This will help to shape character and shows you are adaptable.

    More to this you will learn about the Batooro culture and our language since it's where you will be working from.

    Learning about the Tooro Kingdom and Pet names/ Empaako of Batooro and Banyoro People.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who is passionate working with marginalised and vulnerable people to make their lives much better. Your role will be to offer practical, social and emotional support. We are looking for people with good communication, interpersonal skills, friendly and approachable. Which to learn about our culture.

    Generally your role will be managing identified cases to assess possible psychosocial needs (recognition of needs for mental healthcare, challenging perceptions about oneself and others). With support from the local team, clients will be linked to access other social services that they may benefit from so as to improve on their well being.

    Other roles in case management will involve carrying out awareness sessions, psycho education programs in schools and communities on topics about mental health and other topics that build confidence and awareness about oneself.

    Whatever you do, your input will help to shape communities for the future and improve quality of life.

    Secondly, because we work with children We're also seeking for a proactive and playfully colleague that will provide children with the opportunity to learn and develop through play, have fun and really get their creative energy flowing.

    Play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    While on your cultural exchange visit, you will be staying within the town, you will be assigned a self contained house, you will have access to water and electricity. Meals will be served and if you're comfortable some days you will get an opportunity to prepare a meal with the local community in home that you will be given.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Immediately you begin the journey from the city center Kampala and drive to Fort Portal in Western Uganda. You will experience different towns, scenery and tea plantations en route. Make stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful views.

    Places to visit will include; The King's Palace, crater lakes, walk through the community enjoying the scenery along the way, nature walks, a visit to Amabere Caves for an amazing cultural, geographical and historical experience. These rock caves which are a result of formation of Stalagmites and many more as you come around.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 619739454416