With Support From the US Embassy, Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN) is working on Capacity Building and Technology Adoption for Strengthening GBV Awareness, Prevention and Response through Community-Based Psychosocial Support in Benue State. This project focuses on the availability of Community-based Psychosocial Support for survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
The implementation of this project is on-going in Makurdi, Otukpo and Ushongo local government areas and being steered by CEWHIN and its project working group made up of mental health professionals and civil society organisations in the State. As part of the efforts of the project also, CEWHIN is currently developing a mobile application to be deployed later in the 2nd Quarter of 2022. This mobile app is being developed for two major purposes – to allow more people undergo virtual self-paced training and certification as Psychological First Aiders (with training modules on the app) and also as a free non-judgmental platform to engage in Live-Chat Sessions with Psychological First Aiders. The app will also be accessible to CSO Partners who would like to be listed on the app as referral centres for survivors.
Click Here To download the mobile app