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Our Work

Find out more about our key projects to date.

Brain Gain Project is funded through the Health Partnership Scheme, which is in turn funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).

The mission of the CAMHS workstream is to foster ongoing professional development in child mental health that is reciprocal and with the goal of improving children’s wellbeing.

Improving Services for Children with Epilepsy in South West Uganda.

This project was funded by the International Health Linking Scheme stemmed from the Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme in which Ugandan health professionals spent three months at a time with ELFT.

This project aims to explore whether an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach can be effective for stress management for mental health workers at Butabika Hospital, in Uganda.

The PCO PTP Project was developed to improve skills in psychological interventions and project management among Psychiatric Clinical Officers.

Find out more about Ugandan challenges in medicines management.

The Butabika Link is working with the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation to provide physical health training to clinicians in Uganda and offer sporting programmes to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.

Uganda is a post conflict state, and -with prevalence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at 32% -the treatment of PTSD remains a priority.

The Ugandan Ministry of Health's Strategic Plan has prioritised post traumatic disorders, which is reflected in this part of the Link's work, which seeks partnership between general and specialist services in East London and Butabika services.

In 2008, six mental health service user champions from East London traveled to Uganda to share learning with their counterparts about the role of those with personal experiences of mental health problems in transforming mental health care in the UK and Uganda.