About Us

Twogere is a not-for-profit community-based organization. Established in 2018 in response to the growing stigma and discrimination of young people with mental health problems. Because of stigma young people fear seeking the needed support for their mental health and as a result, they choose to suffer in silence.

We are therefore seeking to start a conversation about young people's mental health in Uganda. We share our stories openly and without shame to change perceptions, advocate for better treatment and care, and provide encouragement and support to others like us. 

 

Why young people?

More than 75% of Uganda's population is less than 30 years old

Why mental health?

  • It has been said that there is no health without mental health 

  • People with mental health challenges face stigma and discrimination in Uganda

  • Mental health challenges in Uganda are under-recognised and under-treated 

  • Many mental health challenges begin in childhood and early adult life

At Twogere, we believe it is important to tackle the root causes of mental health challenges as well as ensure help is available when somebody needs support

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"You don't have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it's really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato.

Our Mission

To establish a network of young people who are empowered to lead conversations about mental health in Uganda and beyond.

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Our Vision

A world where mental health is as valued as physical health.

Our Values 

At the core of everything we do, we are: 

  • Compassionate

  • Inclusive

  • Accountable

  • Dependable

  • Innovative, and

  • Professional

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Meet the Team

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Godfrey Kagaayi

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Founder at Twogere, Godfrey is very passionate about building the capacity of young people with lived experience, service user groups and NGOs to challenge mental health stigma & discrimination across contexts. 

Dr Sarah Barber

Sarah is a doctor from the UK who is living and working in Uganda. She is supporting Godfrey in his aim to provide quality information about mental health for young people in Uganda