Network for Africa’s vision is that communities torn apart by conflict and genocide can overcome the paralysis caused by trauma, identify and treat mental health problems and dispel myths about mental illness, thereby supporting efforts to rebuild their lives through education, health and livelihoods.
Network for Africa’s mission is to work with communities in the aftermath of conflict and/or genocide. We help the survivors of African conflicts who have been left behind after the fighting stops and the humanitarian aid moves on. We provide training for these survivors in specialised trauma counselling so they can tackle the long-term psychological consequences that often block their communities’ recovery. We equip community leaders with the skills to identify those in need and challenge the stigma attached to trauma, depression and mental illness. We listen to what these communities tell us they need, so we can offer appropriate and sustainable support.