Z Factor


  • Zimbabwe National Association for Mental Health

Project summary

Zimbabwean culture has always valued drama, music and dance as crucial elements of community socialisation and unity. Drawing from some of the experience of our collaborators and technical advisors, this project will introduce a community arts and culture competition, called Z Factor, as a creative way of opening up conversations, sparking public debate and tackling stigma attached to psychosis in rural Zimbabwe. 

Our overall aim is to help combat stigma by offering alternative explanations as well as learning more about community perceptions with the hope to identify suggestions for how traditional and modern care pathways for psychosis may collaborate.