MHIN Africa if looking for Knowledge Exchange (KE) volunteer assistants

Contact person: 
Mental Health Innovation Network Africa

About MHIN Africa

The Mental Health Innovation Network Africa (MHIN Africa) is the first regional hub of the

Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN). As an Africa-specific and online mental health

platform, it brings together African mental health innovators: researchers, practitioners,

policy-makers, service user advocates and donors in Africa.

We are looking for volunteers who will help us market and grow the network in your

community. We want people and organisations working in mental health to sign up to the

network and showcase their work on this platform.

Below are useful attributes for volunteers

All KE volunteers can register on the MHIN network both as members and as the

organisation/s they represent. The volunteers will be expected to dedicate at least 2 hours a

week towards MHIN Africa. Liaise with fellow volunteers in other African regions (East,

West, Southern Africa) as well as the MHIN Global team (based in London, UK) and the

MHIN Africa team (based in Cape Town, South Africa).


• Social media

• Copy-editing text

• Uploading web content (blog, etc.)

• Sourcing images

• Identifying local mental health innovations / organisations

• Passing on local mental health news / stories

Person specifications

• Communication skills

• Web / tech skills

• Understanding of mental health systems would be an added advantage

Contact details:


Facebook: Mental Health Innovation Network Africa

Twitter: @MHIN_Africa


Telephone: +27 (0) 21 650 1288