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

  • We are committed to strengthening mental health in Kenya by responding to the needs of the populations we serve.
  • We work at the community and health facility level to ensure access to comprehensive, integrated, high-quality mental health services.
  • Through our WEMA Counselling program, we support workplace wellness by targeting employees and managers.
  • We facilitate the integration of mental health in all our projects/programmes
  • We carry out digital interventions for Mental Health services.

Our Services

  • Stigma reduction on Mental Health
  • Capacity Building for facility and community care workers
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Research and data collection on Mental Health
  • Tele counselling services
  • Referral for mental health services 

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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