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, social cohesion, and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches that help people living with difficulties to reconnect with self, nature, family and community.
Tree of Life (ToL) works within 8 of the 10 provinces across Zimbabwe, largely through a network of seasoned Community-based Facilitators, most of whom are survivors from various forms of life's difficulties. 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 healthy and resilient 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.
- Strengthening resilience and social cohesion through community-based psychoeducational interventions
- To reduce stress levels by providing community-based mental health, social cohesion, and psychosocial support services
- Capacity building in Trauma-Informed Care and Self-Care for other Organisations
- Covid-19 awareness and psychosocial support
- Collaboration and coordination with like-minded organisations
Theory of change
If trauma is dealt with through group-based community-rooted processes involving individuals, families, communities and their leaders, then social-cohesion and resilience will increase, enabling reconciliation and community development to happen.
What we do
Trauma Healing and Empowerment (TH&E) workshops for people struggling with stress and difficulties;
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 NGOs;
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 Peace and Reconciliation processes.
Tree of Life is a registered Trust - Reg No: MA0000900/2010