Reconnect HDI works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality mental health services, we also work towards creating awareness to help address the issue of stigma as it relates to mental health and wellness. Our organization and its partners seek to establish grassroots actions to provide compassionate and concrete solutions.
We visualize a just, humane and healthy society in which our target population are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potentials through significant social inclusion.
Our work focuses on:
Awareness: ensuring that those with mental health problems are aware of services and treatment facilities available to them, and setting right the misconceptions surrounding psychiatric disorders to reduce the associated stigma
Capacity Building: identifying, mobilising, sensitising and training mental health and development stakeholders.
Community Mental Health: enabling effective and affordable community oriented mental health treatment services.
Livelihoods: facilitating opportunities for affected individuals to gain or regain the ability to work, earn and contribute to family and community.
Research: generating evidence from mental health practice and statistics for sustainable development.
Collaboration: managing partnerships and relationships with stakeholders who are involved in implementing mental health delivery programs and/or who are responsible for policy and practice decisions.
Our guiding principles include:
- Mental health is a fundamental social justice issue.
- There is no health without mental health.
- Concern for the public’s health demands that disparities in treatment and the disproportionality of the burden of illness be eradicated.
- Change that is commensurate to the enormous magnitude of behavioural health problems in multiple aspects of our culture, our communities, our neighbourhoods and our families.
Reconnect HDI represents a growing movement of Nigerians who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation. This movement engages and involves the general public as well as people affected by mental and substance use conditions in all its aspects.
You can also learn more about Reconnect HDI by checking out WHAT WE DO and WHERE WE WORK.