The Tree of Life Trust Zimbabwe is a non-governmental organisation whose vision is to create a healed and empowered society that puts its energy into processes of peace, recovery and reconciliation. We provide community-based mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches that help people living with trauma to reconnect with self, nature, family and community.
Tree of Life (ToL) works in 10 provinces across Zimbabwe, largely through a network of seasoned community-based Facilitators, most of whom are survivors of violence. ToL also collaborates with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) by providing capacity building in Trauma Informed Care processes, as well as through the provision of Psychoeducation services
A healed and empowered society that puts its efforts into peace, recovery and reconciliation.
To support communities, throughout Zimbabwe, in building peace and reconciliation from the bottom up, linking to national processes and activities as they emerge.
- Healing People
Survivors of violence supported to heal and overcome past trauma
- Helping others to heal others
Increased capacity to reach more people with healing and reconciliation processes
- Linking healing to other aspects of community life
Increased social interaction and organized support systems at community level
- Learning from and communicating about our work
Strengthened Research, Advocacy and Communications
- Building the platform that best serves the work
Strengthened Organisational capacity
Theory of change
If trauma is dealt with through a group-based community-rooted process, including both victims and key people, then social-cohesion will increase, enabling reconciliation, justice, peace and development to happen
What we do
Trauma Healing and Empowerment (TH&E) workshops for victims of violence;
Psychosocial Awareness and Coping Skills (PACS) workshops to build community cohesion;
Psychosocial First Aid (PFA) workshops to help communities cope with sudden shocks;
Covid-19 Psychosocial, Bereavement and Loss Support to communities;
Referrals as part of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) continuum of care;
Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Trauma Awareness workshops for other NGO’s;
Self-Care workshops for organisations working in challenging conditions;
Training and Capacity Building for volunteer community-based facilitators;
Working with young people to create communities of peace;
Collaborations with other like-minded organisations and networks;
Supporting National healing and reconciliation processes.
Tree of Life is a registered Trust (MA0000900/2010)