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SPANS Family Mental Health Training

SPANS Family Mental Health Training

A local non-governmental organisation SPANS, working with the Ministry of Health and Child Care is offering a course in Family Mental Health Therapy. The course title is a Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy and Family Developmental Counselling in Maternal, Paternal, and Child Mental Health. It will be offered in Harare. Here are the details as provided to Pindula by SPANS:

The right training at the right time. World first professional training in Family Mental Health Therapy. A unique, much needed, sensitive, positive and comprehensive approach to family issues.


Entry qualifications:

At least five ‘O’ Levels including English Language. Also open to all who have a passion in the counselling profession.



2 years (Block release, Lectures one full week per module after every 2 months). Weekend classes also available.

Registration for the November-December 2021 cohort is in progress.



Attach certified copies of Birth certificate, National ID and Educational certificates on the registration form provided by SPANS. You can get the forms online and resend them once completed.

Please note that this course on Mental health is on demand and early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.


Registration Venue:

SPANS Head Office Ruwa Clinic. Goromonzi District, Ruwa.
Registration can also be done online on 0739948297 / 0774061881

For Further details contact: +263 774061881, 0739948297, +263 778 912 271


About SPANS:

Society for Pre and Post Natal Services (SPANS)’s mission is to be strategically positioned and to provide an effective clinical practice of family therapy/counselling, psychological support, research and education, thereby not only to saving lives, but to health-care utilization, quality of care and improving quality of life locally, nationally, regionally and globally.


Summary of relevant work:

Sound mental health and social well-being are important factors enabling people to live useful lives, contribute actively to community living, maintain, plan and care for their families. Maternal mental health is a widespread public health issue that impacts the wellbeing, emotional, the psychological balance, the attitudes and livelihood of many mothers making coping with the many tasks of child care, their infants and their families difficult. In order for the baby to be properly cared for, the baby needs a physically, emotionally, psychologically and mentally capable mother, in addition to a supportive environment provided by the father and extended family. This may improve not only their own mental wellbeing, but also provides better conditions for the optimal development of their babies.

SPANS, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to realise the global goal of reducing by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing by 2030. SPANS also aims to engage with mothers-to-be and fathers-to-be to empower them, provide support and practical help on child development in a psychologically, therapeutic manner.

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