Mental Heath Service

Weka Organisation’ mission is to ensure mental health remains on the national and international agenda and that people living with mental ill health and psychosocial disabilities can actively participate in and contribute to society.

 

This can only happen through a good understanding of mental health at congolese and international level. Mental health is not only about health but about the social issues and barriers we face, how we work, where we live, and our basic human rights: it cannot be addressed in silos.

 

That is why Weka Organisation advocates for a psychosocial approach to mental health, which instead of defining mental ill-health as a ‘disease’ or ‘illness’ caused by purely biological factors, looks to a person’s life and social environment, treating these factors as equally important in understanding well-being and mental ill health. It appreciates the lived experience of people who have experienced mental distress and recognises them as experts in their own lives.

 

We all have mental health. Mental health is not only about disease or the absence of it. It is also about wellbeing and experiencing positive emotions: it is about us, our lives, work, relationships, physical health and social environment.

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Support for LGBTI mental health

Mind is here for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. But we know that most LGBT faces extra challenges around getting the right support. And sometimes have extra needs or concerns.

The tips on this page may help.

Remember that different things work for different people at different times. Only try what you feel comfortable with, and try not to put too much pressure on yourself.

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Every year, one in four experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.