To CREATE economically vibrant and inclusive communities that support recovery from serious mental illness.
We CREATE opportunities with and for people living with serious mental illness to be meaningfully employed and to achieve health and well-being within their communities.
WHAT IS CREATE?
Community REcovery Achieved Through Entrepreneurism
Why are we doing this?
People with serious mental illness living in low income contexts often lack opportunities for meaningful employment and psychosocial support – key factors to recovery.
What are we doing?
CREATE will address this gap by developing a locally-viable social business and accompanying evidence-based Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Toolkit to employ and support the overall functioning and wellbeing of people living with mental illness.
Check out this powerful 2 minute trailer on CREATE. Made by CREATE's in-house designer Philippe Schlesser!
WHAT'S NEW WITH CREATE?
Click on posts below to see what's new with CREATE Kenya!
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Arlene MacDougall
Dr. MacDougall is a psychiatrist and researcher with the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada
Dr. David Ndetei
Dr. Ndetei is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and founder and Director of the Africa Mental Health Foundation
Dr. Sean Kidd
Dr. Kidd is a psychologist and researcher with the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Terry Krupa
Dr. Krupa is an occupational therapist and a researcher with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Rosemary Lysaght
Dr. Lysaght is an occupational therapist and researcher, and Chair of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Dr. Victoria Mutiso
Dr. Mutiso is a Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow, and Director of Research, Administration, and Finance at the Africa Mental Health Foundation
Project/Business Development Officer
Ruth is the CREATE project/business development officer at Africa Mental Health Foundation. She recently obtained her Master of Science degree in Project Management
Dr. Regina Casey
Regina is an occupational therapist and researcher, and clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia
Romaisa is the research assistant for CREATE Kenya at the Parkwood Mental Health Institute in London, Ontario, Canada. She is doing her MSc. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University
Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber
Dr. Le Ber is Associate Professor and Chair, School of Leadership & Social Change, Brescia University College at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Oana Branzei
Dr. Branzei is Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business and Associate Professor of Strategy at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Andrea is an MBA Graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University
Owen is an MBA Graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University
Richelle is a Master's level mental health therapist and clinical research assistant at London Health Sciences Centre in the Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP)
Philippe is the director and a designer at DesignAID, an organization dedicated to developing services and product solutions that benefit underserved communities around the world
PSR Toolkit Development Student
Varsha recently graduated with her MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
PSR Toolkit Development Student
Jessamyn is a fourth year medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in the Windsor Program at Western University
PSR Toolkit Expansion Student
Mitch is going into his fourth year of medicine a the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western
University in London, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth was the former research assistant at the Parkwood Mental Health Institute in London, Ontario, Canada. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Social Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
CREATE Kenya has been supported by funding and partnerships with the following organizations.
How Can You Help?
Your donations are what keep CREATE Kenya Thriving! Help us continue to enable people with serious mental illness in Kenya to achieve their full potential!
Click on this link to donate to CREATE!
Once you have navigated to the link above:
1) Select "New gift"
2) Select whether you would like to make a monthly gift
3) Select accordingly when asked "Is your gift in honour or memory?"
4) When asked "Where would you like to direct your gift?" click "other" and type "CREATE Kenya" into the designated field
5) Select the amount you would like to donate, and enter in your payment information!
THANK YOU from all of us at CREATE!