Who We Are
Befrienders Kenya is a charitable organisation focusing on suicide prevention by offering emotional support to those who may be in distress and therefore in danger of committing suicide as well as
creating awareness on suicide within communities. It is so far, the only organisation in Kenya with a specific focus on suicide prevention.
The services are run by volunteers and sustained through donations from well wishers and through partnership with Africa Mental Health Foundation.
Befrienders Kenya was registered as Samaritan Kenya in 2004 as a non-profit organization.However active Samaritans work did not start until October 2007 when the office was officially set up. In 2013 the organization changed its name to Befrienders Kenya in line with the global network which also covers the geographical areas under which the organization falls.
Our Vision:A society in which fewer people die by suicide.
Our Mission:To provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair and through focused programs create awareness aimed at suicide prevention.
Our Values are based on these beliefs:
Provide free listening and counseling services through face-face,
E-mails, sms, calls and the social media.
Creating awareness on Suicide and Suicide prevention through forums, outreach activities and marking of the World Suicide Prevention day annually to raise awareness on suicide and suicide prevention and this has contributed to publicity of the day in Kenya.
Reduction of Stigma associated with Suicide
Kenya has number of people committing suicide due to depression and distress. Suicide is a taboo topic in Kenya and other African countries, that is the reason why Befrienders Kenya is working on sensitizing the public on the issue as away of breaking the silence on the same.
Seek For Help
WHEN YOU FEEL
Depressed, Discouraged, Hopeless, Lonely, Fearful, Stressed or Suicidal.
LET US HELP YOU.
Sharing your problems will ease your burden; help you see things more clearly. You will better, stronger and more able to handle the situation.
at Befrienders Kenya, we help by listening:
No matter what the problem is, however hopeless things may seem, together we can find a way through the pain that you are feeling.
Do not go through the pain alone. Sometimes, when you feel all alone and no one seems to understand or care, call us. We care and are here for you.
WE ARE HERE
We are here to listen. Everything you say is strictly confidential. You do not have to tell us who you are.
Looking for someone to reach out to you on Suicide Prevention! We offer training and talks on Mental Health and Suicide at a cost.
Information for this website has been taken from Befrienders Worldwide and NHS UK direct.
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REMEMBER WE ARE HERE FOR YOU