There are an estimated million 100 people in Africa already affected by depression.
Depression has become a silent epidemic spreading across Africa and without enough
mental health facilities. Out of the 100 million people, women are the most affected.
There are:
· 66 million women are affected by depression
· 25 million of those affected are in urban centers
9.5 million of those working in urban centers in formal employment,
entrepreneurs in senior management are most at risk of depression.

The time has come for women on the continent to take their mental wellness into their
own hands. Depression awareness understanding and prevention is more vital than
ever for women. During the course, the participants will learn:
● Why women on the continent of Africa are highly affected by depression
● What depression is
● What are at the symptoms of depression?

● What causes and maintains depression among women in on the continent of
● How to prevent depression in the future.

Training is delivered by Ms. Shibero Akatsa, a qualified and certified Mental Health First
Aider (CPD, UK). Shibero has worked in community development, with corporates, in
schools as a consultant teacher, and in mental health as a clinical psychotherapist and
mental wellness and stress management consultant for 23+ years.

❖ 8 hours of instruction: 2 hours of self-directed study, plus two 3-hour virtual
classroom sessions.
❖ Self-study Online Module 1: access link will be sent to course participants by
email after their registration has been processed but not later than 2 weeks
before the course start date.
❖ Virtual Classroom Modules 2 and 3: delivered via Zoom.
❖ Dates of training: Delivered via Zoom during advertised dates.

The cost to participate in the course is $195 per participant.
Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Participants must take the
course on the dates they have registered for.

Limited subsidized spots are available – please get in touch with us directly at if the cost of the course is prohibitive. We would like to make sure
everyone who needs the training can access it. Subsidized spots are offered on a first-
come, first-served basis.

Participants must be available on both dates to complete the course in its

October 26 & 27, 2022; 12-4 pm (EAT) – Register
December 1st & 2nd, 2022; 12-4 pm (EAT) – Register
January 5th & 6th, 2023; 12-4 pm (EAT) –Register

This course comes with:

● Expert training, guidance and teaching on gender based stress and
● An in-depth understanding of depression and women in Africa
● A comprehensive understanding of the factors and triggers that can affect
mental health and wellbeing of women in Africa
● Practical skills to help you help yourself
● Confidence to understand what you need to do to keep depression at bay.
● Enhanced Self care


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