Project Description

Evidence brief: Caring during COVID-19: Supporting mental health among vulnerable adolescents and young people

• At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing service delivery and disrupting access to health care, we need to roll out solutions to support access to services for the most vulnerable within and beyond facilities.

• Access to mental health services and psychosocial support is critical for adolescent mothers living with HIV, but also limited.

• Mobile-based solutions can equip peer facilitators with the training and tools to provide first-line mental health support to young mothers affected by HIV.

• These solutions should be rapidly tested and rolled out to meet the growing needs of this population.