Mental Health

Mental Health has emerged as a significant concern in recent years.

LVCT Health initiated mental health services during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

LVCT Health has responded quickly to the emerging need and has grown this service to cover individuals across our programs and workplaces.

To date, over 10,000 young people have been provided with tele-counselling through the 1190 hotline, over 300 staff trained, including the Prisons leadership and over 100 Kenyan companies provided mental health awareness services.

Our Strategic Focus

  • Expanding access to mental health services
    • Focus on enhancing the availability and quality of mental health services at both community and health facility levels. This involves a commitment to comprehensive, integrated care that is easily accessible to the populations served.
  • Workplace wellness through WEMA counselling
    • Prioritize mental health in the workplace by expanding the WEMA Counselling program. Focus on supporting both employees and managers to foster an environment of wellness, awareness, and reduced stigma around mental health issues.
  • Integration of mental health in projects and programs
    • Ensure that mental health considerations are woven into the fabric of all projects and programs. This strategic area emphasizes the importance of mental health integration to enhance the overall impact and success of the organization’s initiatives.
  • Tailor digital interventions for mental health services
    • Leverage technology to broaden the reach and effectiveness of mental health services. Focus on developing and implementing innovative digital interventions that meet the evolving needs of the community served.

Our Services

  • Stigma reduction initiatives: We lead targeted campaigns and workshops aimed at demystifying mental health, fostering a culture of understanding, and support within communities and workplaces.
  • Capacity building: Through certified specialized training programs, we enhance the skills and knowledge of both facility-based and community-care personel, empowering them to provide compassionate, effective mental health care.
  • Policy advocacy: We champion the development and implementation of progressive mental health policies, advocating for systemic changes that ensure accessible, high-quality mental health care for all.
  • Research and data collection: Our dedicated efforts in gathering and analyzing data on mental health issues inform evidence-based practices and policies, contributing to the broader understanding and improvement of mental health services.
  • Tele counselling services: We offer confidential, professional mental health support through telecounselling, making it easier for individuals to access help from anywhere.
  • Modern psychotherapy techniques: We contextualize our psychotherapy services with evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to meet the unique cultural and individual needs of our clients.
  • Referral services for mental health: We provide a seamless referral system, connecting individuals with specialized mental health services and support networks to ensure comprehensive -integrated care

Our Achievements

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Adolescent and young people provided with tele-counselling services through our 1190 hotline

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Kenyan companies provided mental health awareness services reaching over 1,200 employees

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Community Health Volunteers facilitated to provide mental health support in their communities during COVID-19 period

Developed Mental Health Training Curriculum for Kenya Prisons

Explore our Publications and Innovations

REACH app copy

REACH-MH Project (Reaching, Engaging Adolescents and Young Adults for Care Continuum in Health) aims to identify mental health protective and risk factors among adolescents and young people using an established mobile app called REACH



Voices from the Youth in Kenya Addressing Mental Health Gaps and Recommendations. 

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News and Blogs

Mental health blog

A candid talk on the mental health issues in Viwandani and Korogocho slums in Nairobi, Kenya

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