Training community health workers to deliver group therapy
Providing positive coping skills and problem solving skills
Enhancing emotional and social support and connections
Providing income generating skills
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.