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Zimbabwean Initiative Highlights Mental Health

Zimbabwean Initiative Highlights Mental Health
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'Friendship Bench' is a novel way of providing free mental health support to poor compatriots by enlisting the help of older health workers. The Zimbabwean project is temporarily setting up shop at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar late this month to highlight the importance of health therapy. “The mission of the Friendship Bench which has always been my mission is to take people out of depression, but our big ambitious vision is to have a friendship bench like this within walking distance everywhere, not only in Zimbabwe, the whole world,” said professor Dixon Chibanda, psychiatrist and Friendship Bench creator.