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Addressing the mental health needs of adolescents in Tanzania and Viet Nam through the co-creation of digital and non-digital solutions

Foundation Botnar has awarded ODI and our in-country partners — the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) and the Center of Research, Information and Services in Psychology (CRISP) at the Vietnam National University, University of Education, a 2.5-year project to address the mental health needs of adolescents in schools, in the community and at institutional level in Tanzania and Viet Nam through the co-creation and application of digital and non-digital approaches and technologies. The objectives of the project include:

  • Identifying drivers of mental ill-health amongst adolescents taking into account underlying social norms that may be driving mental distress.
  • Co-creating and designing digital technology solutions or applications and other approaches with adolescents, teachers and local authorities to support in enhancing the mental health and overall wellbeing of adolescents.
  • Reviewing and adapting the developed applications and approaches through mixed method baseline and end line study and ongoing feedback loops.
  • Documenting the effectiveness of the technology-based solutions tested by the project for mental health problems.

ODI staff

Our collaborators

  • Aparna Ananthakrishnan
  • Roshni Chakraborty
  • Georgia Plank
  • José Manuel Roche
  • Lucia Rost

Supported by

  1. The co-creation and implementation of an adolescent school-based mental health intervention in Viet Nam: key findings

    Research report

  2. The co-creation and implementation of an adolescent school-based mental health intervention in Tanzania: key findings

    Research report

  3. Mental health and psychosocial well-being among adolescents in Viet Nam

    Research report

  4. 'Let's learn together': co-creating mental health solutions with adolescents in Tanzania and Viet Nam

    Case/country study

  5. Mental health and psychosocial well-being among adolescents in Tanzania

    Research report

  6. 'I am not at peace': Covid-19 impacts on mental health of adolescents in Tanzania

    Case/country study

  7. ‘We feel sad and bored’: Covid-19 impacts on mental health of adolescents in Viet Nam

    Case/country study

  8. Lessons from conducting research on mental well-being of adolescents in Viet Nam and Tanzania during Covid-19

    Case/country study

  9. Impact of Covid-19 on adolescent mental health in Viet Nam and Tanzania

    Working paper

  10. Drivers of and protective factors for mental health and psychosocial well-being among adolescents: a snapshot from Tanzania and Viet Nam

    Briefing/policy paper

  11. Frameworks and tools to measure and evaluate mental health and psychosocial well-being

    Briefing/policy paper

  12. Non-digital interventions for adolescent mental health and psychosocial well-being: a review of the literature

    Working paper

  13. Digital approaches to adolescent mental health: a review of the literature

    Working paper