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SHAMIRI INSTITUTE

When: June, 2021
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
Institution: Shamiri Institute
Facilitator: Tom Osborn

 

Depression and anxiety are common worldwide, disproportionately among poor adolescents. Therefore, design and delivery of effective interventions is a global public health priority. By consensus, traditional psychotherapy presents structural barriers while advances in psychological sciences note that effective approaches support wellness. Our interdisciplinary research explores how a non-clinical art-based intervention can improve adolescents’ clinical profile of self-esteem to generate positive cascading effects on their mental health.

Sing Ngugi’s Birth of a Dream Weaver