About the mHub

The mHub is a global network of mental health organizations that help people achieve mental and emotional wellbeing. We are a social purpose business that strives to bridge the gaps in access and quality of mental health services worldwide, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries in Africa. We currently have a presence in Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa and serve the wider East and Southern Africa regions with our programs.




Dr. Michael Grosspietsch
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of mHub

“I’ve always been an incredibly resilient person and never gave my mental health and wellbeing a second thought. And then came Covid… Out of a sudden, our lives had changed dramatically. Our routines were disrupted. We no longer knew what was to come. We faced concerns for our personal health, for our families, and for our livelihoods. And with that came an enormous amount of stress. It was during the darkest hours that I realized that even the most resilient people are seriously vulnerable.


Our mental health and wellbeing are incredibly precious; we all need to take proactive care of ourselves. Realizing that many people worldwide lack access to even the most basic quality mental health services, I founded mHub in order to help overcome this enormous challenge.”

Mental health is one of the most critical challenges of our time

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only significantly aggravated the state of mental health of many people around the globe. It has also led to an increased awareness of the critical challenge that mental ill health poses. Individuals and communities who have previously never given a second thought to their mental wellbeing are suddenly confronted with considerable degrees of stress, uncertainty, fear, worry, and concern. The changes that people face are major known psychological risk factors for anxiety, depression, and self-harm. As a result, it is undisputed among experts that the pandemic will have long-lasting consequences and effects on the mental health and wellbeing of billions of people both now and into the future.


Even before the emergency, mental illnesses accounted for more than 10% of all diseases globally. Additionally, the social and economic consequences for individuals, families, communities, and societies are extensive. The WHO estimates that mental illnesses cost the global economy around US $1 trillion each year due to lost production and consumption opportunities. Many mental illnesses can be prevented and treated effectively. But the treatment coverage is very low. According to some studies, more than 80% of people in low- and middle-income countries who suffer from severe disorders receive no treatment at all. And when people seek treatment, the quality is frequently poor. Estimates suggest that only 3.7% of people with a depressive disorder receive even minimally adequate treatment.

 

 


The workplace is the optimal intervention setting

We have identified the workplace as the ideal starting point for our mission to bridge the gaps in access and quality of mental health services worldwide. Why? People spend more time working than pursuing and other activity apart from sleeping. Employers hence have a unique opportunity to provide programs and services aimed at improving the mental health of the people they employ.


Workplaces are great settings to create a culture of health. They typically have clear leadership structures that can implement programs and policies. Social support networks are frequently available, and communication structures are in place. Employers can use data to track progress and measure the effects of interventions. And they can offer incentives to reinforce healthy behaviors.

Meet our team

Francoise Uzamukunda, MA

Francoise Uzamukunda, MA

Regional Director, East Africa

Yvonne Uwamahoro, MPH

Yvonne Uwamahoro, MPH

Director, Mental Health Services

Yvan Rubengebenge

Yvan Rubengebenge

Director, Relationship Management

Clare Kerubo Bosire, BA

Clare Kerubo Bosire, BA

Clinical Psychologist & Trainer

Florence Wambui Kung’u, BA

Florence Wambui Kung’u, BA

Clinical Psychologist & Trainer

Therese Uwitonze, MA

Therese Uwitonze, MA

Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

Christella Ishimwe, BA

Christella Ishimwe, BA

Clinical Psychologist

Marie Ecki, MSc

Marie Ecki, MSc

Clinical Psychologist

Theoneste Bugingo, LCPH

Theoneste Bugingo, LCPH

Organizational Health & Wellness Practitioner

Innocent Nsengiyumva, BA

Innocent Nsengiyumva, BA

Clinical Psychologist

Solange Uwera, BSc

Solange Uwera, BSc

Relationship Manager

Eric Kingoina, DCS

Eric Kingoina, DCS

Relationship Manager

Adeline Imanirakiza, DIS

Adeline Imanirakiza, DIS

Relationship Management Assistant

Ange Uwimana

Ange Uwimana

Business Development Assistant

Joseph Mutagoma

Joseph Mutagoma

Business Development Assistant

Dr. Michael Grosspietsch

Dr. Michael Grosspietsch

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Cailin Human, MBA

Cailin Human, MBA

Chief Operations Officer

Melissa Lesage, LLB

Melissa Lesage, LLB

Director, Business Operations

Dr. Karin Jeffery

Dr. Karin Jeffery

Director, Training & Global Lead Instructor

Athena Phillips, LCSW

Athena Phillips, LCSW

Director, Clinical Supervision

Coralie Jacquot, MSc

Coralie Jacquot, MSc

Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Tiffany Ryan

Dr. Tiffany Ryan

Senior Training Facilitator

Waleed Fatth, MPH

Waleed Fatth, MPH

Senior Training Facilitator

Become a healthier, happier workplace!

 

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