Psych Corps Ghana (PCG) was established in 2012 to reduce the wide treatment gap of 97% in conventional mental health services provision in Ghana. PCG trains and equips new graduates in psychology to administer psychological first aid in communities, reduce stigma and bridge the treatment gap. We strategically recruit Level 400 psychology undergraduates from Tertiary institutions and further orient and provide them with intensive training in lay counselling and mental health advocacy, taking advantage of their enthusiasm and 4 years of psychology training. When they graduate, PCG liaises with the National Service Scheme (NSS) to ensure smooth posting to various health facilities across the country to work alongside community psychiatric nurses and psychologists. PCG monitors their activities and work output with visits by coordinators and with the use of social media platforms such as WhatsApp. We also provide continuous educational support. Annually, PCG posts between 45- 60 graduates.
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