Welcome To SEEK-GSP Academy

Africa's Most Innovative Group Support Psychotherapy Programme

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What is Group Support Psychotherapy (GSP)

Group Support Psychotherapy is an innovative intervention developed by SEEK-GSP

SEEK-GSP is an innovative mental health program that creates mental health awareness, trains community lay health workers to recognize and respond to depression in order to improve the mental health of all Ugandans and other Africans. Through various activities, SEEK-GSP aims to address the considerable mental health treatment gap of 90% that exists between the need for mental health services and their availability. By doing so, it seeks to enable health facilities to provide mental health care that empowers individuals to thrive socially, emotionally and economically.

  1. It is highly effective for treating mild to moderate depression
  2. It can be adapted to any culture and delivered in any local language
  3. It is very cosft-effective; requiring only $13/patient
  4. It improves ART adherence and virus suppression
  5. It improves positive coping skills 
  6. 80% of participants complete all the 8 sessions and remain depression free for the next 24 months 

After completing the GSP training, you will be required to undertake an 8-week practicum wherein you will apply what you have learnt with the help of a mentor

What You Will Learn

Module 1

 Mental Health, Stress, and Wellbeing

Module 2

Depression, Anxiety Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Module 3

Anger,  Acute Stress Disorder & Domestic Violence

Module 4

Introduction to Culturally Sensitive Group-Support Psychotherapy

Module 5

Basic Communication & Counseling Skills

Module 6

Positive Coping Strategies to overcome depression


Problem-solving strategies and Coping with Stigma

Module 8

  Introduction to basic livelihood skills & Self Care

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an exceptionally uniqueExperience
tailored to you

When it comes to taking an online course, we understand your time is valuable. So we have put together practical skills that will revolutionize your counseling career. The techniques you are about to learn have been tested on patients living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and they are very effective

The idea behind GSP is the groups are gender-specific

In the GSP sessions, groups formed are gender-specific and the counselor assigned to each group is of the same sex. Children groups are both gender and age specific

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Hear What Our Students Say

Dogo Ivo

Magistrate & State Prosecutor, High Court of Ndian, SW Region-Cameroon

The SEEK-GSP course healed me from post traumatic stress and empowered me to identify mental health disorders in my loved ones, litigants, juveniles delinquents and counsel them adequately.

Diomela Emerencia

Chief of Nursing Service, Yaounde General Hospital.

Training with SEEK GSP, has empowered me with good communication skills especially with my children in the house. I no longer threaten them by telling them I will report them to their father, but using good counselling skills, I’ve noticed a positive change in their behaviour these days .

Brenda Beri


The course has been so wonderful. I learnt how to properly counsel children and adults suffering from. Also, I have learnt great lessons that will improve my life and the lives of people around me

Mental health remains an important component of our survival and wellbeing. It has been a great opportunity to participate in this all-important discussion. It has given me an opportunity to learn a lot and how I will be able to provide support to those in need of psychological support. Thanks to the organisers. Thanks to the organisers and facilitators.

Dr. Muhammad Jelani academician and clinician. Federal University Birnin Kebbi. Nigeria

The interactive sessions, coupled with real-life case studies, provided a holistic understanding of group dynamics and effective counseling techniques. I particularly appreciated the emphasis on practical application, which allowed me to implement learned strategies in my professional practice immediately.

Dr. Lawal Abba, PhD Radiation Safety Consultant, Katsina State College of Nursing Sciences, Northwestern Nigeria.

SEEK GSP was a great learning experience for me. The content, delivery and the interaction had had a positive contributions in my professional practice. I believe SEEK GSP is timely for us as Africans as it has the potential to change our narrative of delivering Mental Health services (Enhanced, Health, productivity and substance of Peace). I will push for its implementation in my little corner.

Peter Mintir Amadu Founder/Executive Director of Total Life Enhancement Centre Ghana (TOLECGH). Tamale Ghana.

To be prank and sincere you are God sent, because I have found this GSP training opportunity worthy of greatness in my professional practice, i am assuring you that, GSP has greatly added value to our professional practice.

Mohammed Nuraddeen Umar Assistant Director Nursing Services, Katsina State, Nigeria

With Gratitude to Almighty God, I gained a lot of knowledge in this group, although I am registered mental health nurse, I found this group lectures very interesting and educative that enabled me to refresh my memory. Thanks alot for this wonderful opportunity 🙏, am grateful

Abubakar Dange Mental Health Nurse

I was really happy for this opportunity to participate in this training it's give me a lot of awareness on how to help others who found themselves in an unexpected situation like depression, IDPs, community, family or even indidual.

Nurse Shehu Umar Hiliya CNO General hospital Yabo, Sokoto state Nigeria.

Am honoured to be part of this training, knowledge acquired will optimally shared to help the needy.

Amb Haruna Adamu Tsafe Chief Nurse educator, working with College of Nursing Science Gusau, zamfara state Nigeria

To be frank and sincere am very excited to find my self into this memorable group, because I have found this GSP training opportunity worthy of greatness in my professional practice, i am assuring you that, GSP has greatly added value to our professional practice.

Sharhabilu Salim Chief Health Information officer, Zamfara College of Health Sciences and Technology Tsafe , Zamfara State, Nigeria.

My sincere gratitude for theexceptional knolegde that you have provided to me during the training. Your guidance, patience, and encouragement have played a pivotal role in helping me to navigate through the challenges that I have faced during my work.

Salman Ahmad Ibrahim Nurse College of Nursing Sciences Sokoto State, Nigeria

It was a great opportunity to be a part of the training even though I could not make it in the second week because of health issues. But what I have acquired in the first week, will help me educate my students, out-of-school teenage clients, and mothers on mental health-related issues. I say a very big thank you to the team. God bless you.

Nyaab Esther Bugpoka. Community Health Nurse, Pagnatik CHPS at Bunkpurugu Ghana

SEEK GSP has been beneficial to me because I have learnt a lot about mental health, how to talk to people going through mental distress, and I have learnt about some other mental conditions,

student midwife University For Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

It was a really wonderful beneficial training. It really improved my mental health: self awareness, emotional regulation and the ability to overcome/cope with harmful behaviour ( stress, anger). It helped to improve my communication skills, how to understand and relate well with people with mental health illness. I also learned the necessary skills needed to support, empower and help clients manage challenges. In a nut shell, this training plays a crucial role in enchancing the quality of care provided to individuals seeking mental health support. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, I really appreciate. May God Almighty bless you all.

Maimuna Ahmad Umar Bsc, PDE ,Msc.

SEEK GSP was indeed impactful and a great opportunity for me. My eyes were opened to learning news things especially stress management, depression and substance abuse. I can confidently educate my community members on substance abuse especially the youth without any hesitation. Indeed, new things were learnt from this great SEEK GSP and hoping for more of it. Great thanks to organizers and facilitators.

Lekim Philip Datiim Public Health Officer, Nakpanduri Health Centre Ghana

SEEK GSP has been beneficial to me . I learnt a lot about mental health, how to communicate to people going through mental distress, and I learnt about some other mental conditions. I would like to thank all the facilitators and also Mr. Peter Muntir for the opportunity🙏

Public Health student Public Health student from the University For Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

It was a great opportunity to be part of the training even if I skipped a few days in the Second week due to personnel problems. But what I have acquired in the first week will help me educate my out-of-school teenage clients and the mothers' baby corner on mental health issues and also can rendered a psychosocial Support,No words could ever express how much I appreciate the team but my heart is full of gratitude. God bless you all

Bello Surayya. Nurse/ Mental health Psychiatric Nurse, Federal Teaching Hospital Katsina.