The activity that OUT is focusing on, is the provision of psychosocial services to LGBTI people in Tshwane (Pretoria), with the specific focus for this Lessons Learned Document, on how to move beyond the individual approach to a community approach. This activity aimed to achieve the target of reaching 300 face-to-face sessions per year, 360 telephonic and electronic interventions per annum, and 100 participants in the monthly Youth Group meetings, for the period January 2014 till December 2014. The activity was marketed through the distribution of IEC Material (OUT pamphlet, promoting the services), and the distribution of monthly Mental Health Posters (providing information on mental health issues with a different theme and five easy facts every month), as well as on three websites, and OUT’s marketing network. OUT learned that the psychosocial services took a backseat at the cost of the emphasis and funding of HIV work. With this Lessons Learned Document, OUT will seek to learn how to expand these services and move them to community level.
To read more about the lessons learned open the PDF-document below:
This lessons learned document was developed as part of the Bridging the Gaps programme