Stilt Mental Health Initiative
We are a non-profit founded in 2019 with a vision to see the improved mental well-being of young Nigerians aged 13-30 through mental health education, peer support and advocacy.
What We Do
Mental Health Education
We are committed to providing comprehensive mental health education through various channels such as Children’s Mental Health Week outreaches, webinars, social media and educational programs. Our aim is to raise awareness, destigmatize mental health issues, and equip individuals with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage their mental well-being effectively.
We use a peer-to-peer support model. This model promotes coping strategies, managing mental health symptoms & developing a network of support from people who have been through similar experiences to challenge stigma & spread hope. We foster a supportive community by facilitating monthly support group meetings.
We advocate for crucial changes in mental health policies and societal perceptions. Our efforts include pushing for the passage of the Mental Health Act to ensure equitable access to mental health care. Presently, we are actively campaigning to decriminalize attempted suicide in Nigeria, aiming to transform punitive measures into compassionate support for those experiencing mental health crises.
Connection Makes The Difference
Use this service if you or a loved one needs therapy or support from a mental health specialist, facility or NGO.
What others say
As a parent, I’m grateful for Stilt NG’s commitment to children’s mental health. Their Children’s Mental Health Outreach was impactful for my teenager. The resources shared and the supportive environment they created made a positive difference in my child’s life.― Mrs. INIAMA
Being part of Stilt Ng’s peer support group has been transformative. The understanding and empathy within the community helped me feel less alone in my mental health journey. Attending their support meetings gave me practical strategies for coping and managing stress.― Silas
Online Sessions and support group meetings since 2019.
Chapters across Nigeria in Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Abuja, Rivers States
Students reached in our Children’s Mental Health Week Outreaches since 2020
Every Day for Mental Health Awareness
Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. Stilt Ng encourages everyone to work “Together for Mental Health” to raise awareness and advocate for resources, support and access to quality care.
We are a non-profit with a vision to see the improved mental well-being of young Nigerians aged 13-30 through mental health education, peer support and advocacy.
10 Church Road, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria