Social Emotional & Economic Empowerment of Depressed HIV Persons Through Knowledge of Group Support Psychotherapy (SEEK-GSP) is a project that empowers depressed people living with HIV/AIDS socially, emotionally and economically in the 3 districts of Northern Uganda (Gulu, Kitgum and Pader) to leave better lives. The project works in collaboration with several organizations with similar objectives so as to widen the scope and scale of work thereby driving positive transformation in the society.
Lay health workers (Community Health Workers and Village Health Team members) were trained and are delivering this service to the people in the different villages within the stated districts using the Group Support Psychotherapy (GSP) approach. The project seeks to impart community members with livelihood skills as well as economic skills to assist them in setting up income generating activities so they can live productively as well as improve their standards of living. They’ll be offered business skills as well as promote savings culture among them and this will help them handle their daily needs.
We’re the first major indigenous mental health program providing evidence based culturally appropriate first line psychological treatments embedded in an HIV Care delivery platform to address mental health problems in particular depression among of persons living with HIV.
We have implemented and evaluated a group therapy program within 3 districts of Gulu, Pader and Kitgum in Northern Uganda.
Community Health Workers
Depressed Persons With HIV Treated With Group Support Psychotherapy
Programs finishedGroup Support Psychotherapy Training Workshops Conducted.
We believe the SEEK GSP program can transform rural populations into socially, emotionally, and economically empowered communities.
To create head strong rural communities equipped with skills to cope with adversities, free from emotional distress, social isolation, and poverty.