Community Health Volunteers Help Families to Tackle Mental Health Problems

World Vision Kenya - in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) - is training community health volunteers (CHVs) on how to address common mental health problems so they can effectively offer assistance to people suffering from them. The training focuses on a novel cost-effective method for treating common mental illnesses - such as depression, anxiety and chronic stress - known as Problem Management Plus (PM+). It has been approved by the World Health Organisation. This new approach helps people to self manage mental problems arising from life challenges such as unemployment, conflicts, violence and relationship issues.