Our Projects

LAY COUNSELLING SKILLS MODEL

Through our Lay counseling program, we trained 23 teachers from IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camp Schools in Abuja. This was aimed at equipping them with the mental health first aid skills to provide psychosocial support to their students, who are survivors of terrorism in Nigeria. By training teachers, they can easily identify early warning signs of mental distress in their students and make referrals for specialized care when they notice severe cases. 

Find out more about our Lay counselor workshops via our Instagram page.

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STRONG VOICES RADIO DRAMA SEASON 1

We conducted a 3-day Script development workshop with content creators, a scriptwriter, a drama producer, a psychologist, a counselor, and persons with lived experience of mental health conditions. We created 6 episodes based on real-life experiences that Nigerians face and how it affects their mental health.

The Strong Voices Radio Drama launched on 27th December 2022 in Abuja. It will be airing twice weekly on Kiss 99.9 FM (Tuesdays at 11:45 am) and Kapital FM 92.9 (Fridays at 10 am). Follow us on Instagram by clicking here and Facebook by clicking here to participate in weekly quizzes about the drama and stand a chance to win recharge cards.

The Strong Voices Radio Drama is created to give a voice to the struggles of the average Nigerian and the social issues that threaten their mental well-being. Join us weekly for new episodes touching on different issues.

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STRONG VOICES RADIO DRAMA SEASON 2

We are excited to announce the launch of the second season of “The Strong Voice,” a compelling mental health radio drama designed to reach underserved communities.

This initiative aims to raise awareness about mental health issues through powerful storytelling and encourage help-seeking behavior via the national emergency mental helpline (112), run by @_sunshineseries in the FCT.

Building on the success of Season 1, Season 2 will delve into crucial topics such as Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, women’s and girls’ rights, and mental health. To broaden our reach, this season will be produced in both English and Hausa.

We are proud to collaborate with Shades of Us to bring this project to life and are grateful for the support from the Nigerian Women Trust Fund.

Stay tuned as we share our journey and work towards creating a significant impact through this initiative. Listen to The Strong Voices Season 2 on Spotify for empowering stories. Link to Listen

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The RAI Program

With the support of the U.S. Consulate General, Idimma and CSG launched a ground-breaking program to train media reporters/ journalists on mental health, hoping to position them as both a part of the solution and as mitigators of problems resulting from sensationalized media coverage of suicide and other traumatic experiences.

The first cohort trained 40 Journalists from 3 states in Nigeria, with the project’s initial three-day capacity-building program hosted in Lagos. The residential workshop gave participants an understanding of the value of safe and ethical reporting in reducing suicide and protecting trauma survivors, a basic understanding of mental health, trauma, and self-care techniques to manage secondary trauma they experience from their work. 

The RAI Program is designed to raise a generation of Trauma-informed journalists across Africa through its carefully designed curriculum and mentorship model.

Watch our Founder, Aisha Bubah talk about the RAI program as interviewed by TVC News Channel. Click here to watch.

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