Thursday, April 9, 2015

Community Recovery Achieved Through Entrepreneurism (CREATE)

When we're not working on the IMPACT project, Ellis, Rita, and I have been helping out with other projects taking place at the Africa Mental Health Foundation. One of those projects is CREATE (Community REcovery Achieved Through Entrepreneurism). CREATE is a Grand Challenges Canada supported project that helps develop locally viable social businesses for individuals with severe mental illness in low income countries. The project is just getting underway, and we have been helping run focus groups in Machakos and Nairobi to help understand the mental health and economic climate of the populations before launching. This is a wonderful initiative, check them out on facebook (, or online ( One of the lead psychiatrists on the program is a friend of the Hamilton ultimate community. Small world!


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