Ask-Boost-Connect-Discuss (ABCD)

INITIAL PILOT STUDY REPORT HIGHLIGHTING KEY LESSONSAsk-Boost-Connect-Discuss (ABCD) is a mobile-based tool to improve maternal mental health among adolescent mothers living with HIV, delivered by peer supporters in low-resource settings. Peer supporters are young people living with HIV who are engaged in service delivery, offering peer education, adherence and psychosocial support. ABCD offers a package of care that can be led by peer supporters which includes: screening psychosocial needs of young mothers (“Ask”), mental health support through structured sessions (“Boost”), help with accessing services (“Connect”), and ongoing supervision and self-care (“Discuss”). ABCD content was adapted from the World Health Organisation, Thinking Healthy Programme.

Ask-Boost-Connect-Discuss (ABCD) is a mobile-based tool to improve maternal mental health among adolescent mothers living with HIV, delivered by peer supporters in low-resource settings. Peer supporters are young people living with HIV who are engaged in service delivery, offering peer education, adherence and psychosocial support. ABCD offers a package of care that can be led by peer supporters which includes: screening psychosocial needs of young mothers (“Ask”), mental health support through structured sessions (“Boost”), help with accessing services (“Connect”), and ongoing supervision and self-care (“Discuss”). ABCD content was adapted from the World Health Organisation, Thinking Healthy Programme.