At the recent Postpartum Support International conference in Portland, OR, we were thrilled to meet Linos Muvhu, Chief Team Leader with SPANS - the Society for Pre and Post Natal Services in Zimbabwe. Linos had connected with Elly previously through the magic of facebook and she was immediately inspired by his passion and commitment to improve perinatal mental health in Africa.
Linos attended our Becoming Us breakout session at PSI, read the new edition of book afterwards and shared that he considers the Becoming Us approach very relevant to families in Zimbabwe.
The term “global village” has never been more apparent to us than it is now. If you’d like to be part of the global village too, please consider supporting SPANS in their efforts to improve perinatal mental health in Africa by donating to their Climb Out of the Darkness Event. Climb out of the Darkness is an initiative organised by Postpartum Support International to honour the struggle to overcome perinatal mental health issues. The struggle is real. Funds will go towards the 2nd International SPANS Conference for Maternal Mental Health in December 2019 with the aim of raising awareness and improving accessibility to perinatal mental health support for mothers, fathers and families in Africa.