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.
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.
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.
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.