Mental Health Support
If you're experiencing mental health problems, need urgent support or going through difficulties, there are lots of places you can go to for help in Nigeria. Here are some of them below:
Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI)
Telephone: 08091116264 or 08111680686
Address: Magodo GRA Phase II, Lagos, Nigeria.
MANI is proud to be the largest youth Mental Health network in West Africa with over 1,500 active youth volunteers across 18 Chapters in 18 out of 36 states in Nigeria. MANI is also the largest provider of crisis support services in Nigeria, with direct support given to over 40,000 persons (>80% between the ages of 10 and 25) in 4 years of setting up the service. MANI was recognized by The Elders as one of their 100 ‘Sparks of hope’ across the world and received a Nelson Mandela-Graca Machel Innovation Award in 2017, in the best civil society organization category. MANI is proud of the difference it makes, as exemplified by the kind of testimonial we get from our service users: “MANI played a huge role in my survival,” “I had someone to talk to when I was isolated,” “We got talking and I felt so much better.”
Offline, MANI runs conversation cafes across 18 states, educating more than a thousand young people every month on mental health and mental health conditions; and have trained over 5,000 employees and over 30,000 students, parents, and teachers on mental health. Online, MANI carries out sustained efforts to improve the Mental Health literacy levels of millions of people through their active social media pages - with a combined following of over 170,000 across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, and with a reach, for example, of over 350 million in the past 6 months, all done using very innovative ways to get people involved in conversations, learn, and receive support as needed.
Telephone:(+234) 809 454 6808 Mon - Fri: 10am -9pm
Address: Sani Zangon Daura Estates, Kado, Abuja, Nigeria
Neem Foundation is a leading crisis response organisation committed to promoting the protection and wellbeing of populations and communities living in contexts affected by conflict, violence, and fragility.
She Writes Woman
Telephone: 0800 800 2000
Address: 17, Yinusa Adeniji (The Brickhouse), off Muslim Avenue, Ikeja
She Writes Woman is a women-led movement of love hope and support that gives mental health a voice in Nigeria.
Mhinnovation A global community of mental health innovators
Below is a link to over 150 Organizations across Africa aimed at tackling mental health.