A mental healthcare model for all
What is Project Thrive!
Informed by our understanding of the local sociocultural context and three years of rigorous research, we have developed Project Thrive!. It's a three-tier mental health care model for young people by young people. This youth-led youth-oriented mental healthcare intervention and delivery system combines: 1) a rigorously-tested mental health intervention (called Shamiri, or “Thrive!” in Kiswahili) that includes simple, empirically supported psychological elements and uses stigma-free, culturally-appropriate content, and 2) dissemination in secondary schools by youths trained as lay-providers. These providers are integrated into a three-tier mental health care model that also includes trained supervisors and expert clinicians and psychiatrists.