Health Lounge
13:45 - 14:45
Mental Health | Exploring Ghanaian IT Solutions

Short thesis

Mental health in sub-Saharan Africa is one of the top emerging focus areas for public health professionals. But how do we offer mental health services that can bypass cultural barriers? And how do we take this work to scale? Join us as we share two local Ghanaian tech solutions to a health challenge kept quiet for too long.


Join Emily Sheldon, Director of Health Innovation at Impact Hub Accra, as she interviews two leaders addressing the provision of mental health care in Ghana. Dr. Atsu Latey serves as the founder of MindIT, a shortcode available via a basic feature phone which provides screening for mental health challenges and connections to local, affordable mental health care. Dr. Carol Mathias-O'Chez serves as the founder of Thrive Care, a private psychological and counselling practice that offers a range of services for adults, adolescents and children in a professional, authentic and collaborative atmosphere. Thrive Care believes in helping you develop a personalized “tool box” that enhances your psychological well-being to be the most honest version of yourself, actualize your greatest potential and live a meaningful life. Thrive Care is currently exploring expansion to the online space.