We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our global family, C-Sema Child Helpline from Tanzania. This partnership marks a significant milestone as we join hands to strengthen suicide prevention and crisis support efforts across Africa and the world.
C-Sema, a not-for-profit organisation, is dedicated to promoting and protecting children’s rights in Tanzania. Through its National Child Helpline, C-Sema provides a critical service, offering a compassionate ear and expert guidance across seven essential areas, including professional mental health consultations. With over 3,600 contacts every day, their dedicated team has a profound impact on their community, offering hope and support to those in need.
“We are so pleased to welcome Tanzania to the LifeLine Network as our 27th Member, and our 8th Member in Africa,” LifeLine International CEO Thili Perera said.
“It’s very important to ensure there are more services in more places for more people – particularly as suicide remains a leading cause of death in Africa. That’s why crisis support service providers like C-Sema are so vital.”
Suicide remains a significant issue in Tanzania, with a suicide mortality rate reported at 4.3% in 2019, highlight the urgent need for effective interventions. C-Sema’s commitment to providing a lifeline for individuals facing mental health challenges is more crucial than ever.
Joining the LifeLine International network, C-Sema looks forward to collaborating with like-minded entities from around the globe, sharing insights, best practices, and innovative strategies for suicide prevention that resonate with local communities. This partnership promises to enhance our collective efforts in making a difference in the lives of those we care for.
C-Sema’s work, especially in offering services that address postpartum depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide, joins a growing network of crisis support organisation in Africa that have become LifeLine International Members.
Their commitment to child welfare, protection, and rights, along with their focus on critical areas such as maternal and child nutrition, mental health, and early childhood education, aligns perfectly with our mission at LifeLine International.
“We are incredibly proud to welcome C-Sema Child Helpline to our network and we look forward to working closely with them. Together, we will continue to provide support, guidance, and hope to those facing crises, making a world of difference one call at a time,” Ms Perera added.
Welcome to the family, C-Sema!