Promoting awareness of perinatal depression in Nigeria


  • Imperial College London

Project summary

Perinatal depression is a major cause of disability in women and it also has adverse consequences for cognitive, emotional and behavioural development in children. Increasing community awareness about perinatal depression is a prerequisite for successful interventions. This may be more difficult in places where mental illness is often overlooked, such as Nigeria where an estimated 90% of people with a mental illness go untreated.  

We will develop a play and a documentary to promote conversation and increase awareness about research into the nature of perinatal depression. Our aim is to improve mental health literacy and aid the future recognition, management and prevention of perinatal depression in Nigeria.