The Executive Director of Zomujo Mental Health Foundation, Dr. Teata Duut, has disclosed the foundation will relaunch its Mental Health Application (App) this month.
According to him, the intention to relaunch the app is driven by the one thousand (1,000) news cases recorded during the test piloting of the App earlier this year.
Speaking with MX24’s Godwin Namboh on the AM Club, Dr. Teata Duut, stated that the app aims to help persons who are seeking any form of mental assistance and refer them to qualified counselors for assistance at no cost.
“…so, anybody with any mental health issue can just hop onto the app, answer some few questions so we can know the algorithm and be able to tell which kind of peer counselor to match the person to” he stated.
The application when relaunched would be the first of its kind in Ghana given its unique features. Dr. Teata Duut further disclosed that the App is user-friendly as it is “confidential, free, and personalized”. According to him, the App has been able to chalk some benefits aside from the online benefit.
He explained that peer counselors do not only assist persons online but have also become agents for change within their communities who are championing advocacy works as well as sensitizing persons in their community on the importance of mental health.
He says the live experiences of the counselors coupled with the training they have received make their treatment of persons more relatable.
The Zomujo Mental Health Foundation is a youth-led grassroots organization focused on leveraging technology to drive impact at a large scale. The group’s main focus is on mental health where the group seeks to promote mental health awareness and improve health care delivery.
He therefore beckoned the general public, especially persons interested in promoting mental health to throw in their support towards championing a worthy course.