The Basic Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health course is designed for the Youth Advisory Research Unit to provide them with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the unique mental health challenges faced by adolescents. The course aims to equip the YARU with essential counseling techniques and intervention strategies tailored to the specific needs of adolescents. The YARU will learn to create a safe and supportive environment, develop effective communication skills, and apply appropriate counselling approaches to promote the mental well-being of adolescents.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health
  2. Common Mental Health Issues in Adolescents
  3. Counselling Skills for Working with Adolescents
  4. Intervention Strategies for Adolescent Mental Health

Final Assessment:

The final assessment for the Basic Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health course will consist of a practical skills demonstration. Participants will be required to demonstrate their ability to apply counselling techniques and intervention strategies when working with adolescent clients. This assessment will provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their understanding of the course content and their proficiency in working with adolescents in a counselling setting.

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our online learning platform
  • Final evaluation examination are taken physically on the last day of the workshop.
  • Student should commit approximately 2-3 hours of their time per day for the 3 day course.

Materials Provided

  • Online delivery of the curriculum materials exercises and templates

Assignments

  • In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments before the specified due date.

The Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for My Voice and Partners (PSEA-My Voice), is a tailor-made course designed for the organization's employees and its partners, to provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the UN Standards of Conduct regarding Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The course aims to equip the personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and respond effectively to incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian settings, particularly when working with vulnerable young people. In appreciation of the organization’s PSEA Policy, participants will gain insights into their obligations, the consequences of such violations, and the specific responsibilities of the organization’s senior management and offices/departments.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction
  2. UN Standards of Conduct of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  3. Obligations of Humanitarian Aid Personnel
  4. Consequences of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  5. Responsibilities of My Voice in Zimbabwe Heads of Office
  6. Our response and action toward SEA to Vulnerable Young People

Final Assessment:

  • Evaluation of participants' understanding and application of PSEA principles.
  • Assessment may include multiple-choice questions, case studies, and practical scenarios.
  • Successful completion of the assessment is required to obtain certification.
Training Format:

The PSEA course is delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, multimedia presentations, case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises. Participants are encouraged to actively engage in the learning process, share experiences, and ask questions. The training may be conducted through online platforms only.

Materials Provided:

Participants will receive comprehensive course materials, including handouts, reference documents, and additional resources to support their learning. These materials will serve as a reference guide even after the completion of the course.


This course is designed specifically for Advanced HIV Prevention Technology, Maximizing PrEP in Adolescent and Young People project.

Course Modules:

Module1: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis-Introduction
module 2: Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir: Principles and Applications
Module 3: ***l Dapivirine Ring: An Introduction
Module 4: Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: An Introduction
Module 5: Integration of PrEP into Reproductive, Maternal, and Adolescent Health (RMAH) with a Focus on PSEA

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through this online learning platform,
  • students should commit to approximately 2 hours of their time per day.

Materials Provided:

Participants will receive comprehensive course materials, including handouts, reference documents, and additional resources to support their learning. These materials will serve as a reference guide even after the completion of the course.

Assignments:

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments or to take evaluation examinations as per course.


This course provides an overview of mental health from a life course perspective, emphasizing the burden of mental disorder and the determinants of mental health across biological, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, and social domains. Students will explore the origins and consequences of stigma, as well as cultural differences in the presentation of mental distress. The course will cover various diagnostic and assessment tools, including the DSM-5 and other standardized measures. Students will learn about prevention and promotion options and techniques, as well as treatment options and techniques, including pharmacologic, psychological, and social interventions. The course will also address care integration, including motivation and tools for integrating mental health care within primary care and other settings.


Who can study this course?

  • Healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff who work with individuals with mental health conditions.
  • Public health professionals working in government agencies, NGOs, or other organizations focused on mental health promotion, prevention, or treatment.
  • Researchers and academics interested in conducting research on mental health management, or in using research to inform policy and practice related to mental health.
  • Community leaders, advocates, and activists involved in mental health advocacy or support for individuals with mental health conditions.
  • Students and scholars studying psychology, psychiatry, social work, public health, or related fields who are interested in learning about mental health management and strategies for promoting mental health and well-being.


This course was designed for Movement for Strengthening Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Activism (MOSA) project.

This course will explore the process of policy development and advocacy for health, with a focus on strategies to promote equitable access to healthcare services. Students will learn how to analyze healthcare policies, identify gaps in policy implementation, and develop evidence-based advocacy messages to influence policy change. Through case studies and interactive activities, students will gain an understanding of the political, economic, and social factors that influence health policy and advocacy efforts.


Who can study this course?

  • Movement for Strengthening Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Activism (MOSA) project beneficiaries