COVID-19 Statement by Jamie’s Fund

At the beginning of March, Jamie’s Fund was delighted to support another mhGAP* Train the Trainers course. Healthcare workers from nine hospitals were equipped with the skills to teach their clinical colleagues to identify and treat routine forms of mental ill health. It is unfortunate that this has happened at this time when the world is closing […]

SECOND mhGAP TRAIN THE TRAINERS COURSE A GREAT SUCCESS!

  Jamie’s Fund has been pleased to be able to sponsor a second mhGAP ToT course at Butabika in Uganda. This was in response to the desire of the many hospitals and health centres visited in September to grow their ability to deliver mental health care. The course was held over 5 days, 17 th […]

Jamie’s Fund Supports New Service at Bwindi Hospital for People with Depression

Kuule Yusuf, PCO, is the mental health lead at Bwindi Community Hospital. Dr Holly Tyson is a UK GP with an interest in mental health, who is working there for 12 months. Together they began to look for an effective and sustainable psychological treatment for the many people presenting there with depression. They found that […]

A very psychologically minded hospital

We first visited St Paul’s in Kasese in November 2018. St Paul’s is a Health Centre IV, essentially a small hospital, on the edge of town. A former chapel building has been creatively divided up to form wards. It is surrounded by other buildings housing a range of facilities, and trees provide welcome shade. When she arrived at St Paul’s in June […]

Kisiizi Develops!

The excellent patient care provided by the Ahumuza Centre at Kisiizi Hospital has been further enhanced by the addition of two new facilities, paid for by Jamie’s Fund. Just before Christmas the new kitchen for the use of families was opened behind the women and children’s ward and a new shelter was built in front […]