Countries with Local Action Groups
- UGANDA SCHIZOPHRENIA FELLOWSHIP (USF)
The Uganda Schizophrenia Fellowship was formed in Kampala and fully registered with the National Nongovernmental Board. It comprises carers of persons with schizophrenia and allied disorders, families, friends, relatives and mental health workers. This organization is supported by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders. The main objectives involve home visits, counselling, health education (through seminars, psychodrama, music and poems), encouragement for persons with mental disorders to maintain their skills, and teaching them new skills in their communities (e.g. making mats and tablecloths). It has proved possible to decrease the stigma in the neighbourhoods where members live and to defend some of their rights.
Walunguba T (2000) Uganda Schizophrenia Fellowship: a vessel to psychosocial rehabilitation in Uganda. Paris: VII Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
- USF Makasa Branch Community Outreach Report for June-November 2009
USF Masaka Branch is situated at Masaka Regional Hospital and is a branch of Uganda Schizophrenia Fellowship.
USF Masaka started on the 8th January, 2005 with the major aim of improving the welfare of the mental patients especially those affected by schizophrenia and other allied mental disorders, supportive counseling, sharing experiences, home visiting, training professionals and families. Hence reducing fear, stigma and discrimination attached to mental health problems in the community.
USF Masaka has conducted several monthly support meetings, started a tree planting project, Nutrition project, a drama group, Home visiting, training families in communication skills in order to meet the objectives of the organization.
Download the USF Makasa Community Outreach Report here.
Uganda Schizophrenia Fellowship
P.O. Box 27321