Victor Ugo

Victor Ugo is a medical doctor and the founder of Nigeria and one of Africa’s biggest youth-led and user-led youth mental health networks, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI). With an MSc in Global Mental Health from Kings College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Victor worked as the Senior Campaign Officer for United for Global Mental Health and the Co-Chair of the Child and Youth Working Group of the Global Mental Health Action Network before moving on to a new position with the MHPSS Collaborative, hosted by Save The Children, in Copenhagen Denmark, as the MHPSS Youth Engagement and Advocacy Advisor. Victor’s work and experience over the years have put him at the forefront of the global discourse on youth mental health and he is very passionate about conversations regarding the decolonization of mental health as well as increasing access to mental health services for young people especially using digital platforms, an example of which is the text-based counselling platform he set up 4 years ago in Nigeria which has reached over 40,000 young Nigerians and counting.

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