Harmony Mental Wellness Solutions seeks to maximise the mental wellbeing of society through good mental health. Mental Health is a state of well-being in which the individual “realises his or her own abilities, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to his or her community” 1. This means mental health is not simply the absence of mental diseases. The implication is that anything that prevents one from working productively (e.g. a domestic conflict at home or financial challenges that occupy one’s mind) is a mental health issue. Mental health is therefore an essential component of social cohesion, productivity, peace and stability in the living environment, contributing to social capital and economic development in societies
Dr. Chiwoza Bandawe founded harmony Mental Wellness Solutions in 2019 in response to the growing need for mental health workshops and mental health literacy promotion.
Dr. Chiwoza Bandawe is a Malawian Clinical Psychologist. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology obtained from the University of Cape Town in 2000. He is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Medical Council of Malawi. He is the author of three books, all published by Montfort Media:
- Mind Tips: A Psychology of Practical Living Skills for Malawi (2005)
- Mind Tools to Sharpen Your Mental Health (2006)
- Practical uMunthu Psychology (2010).
He has run numerous workshops for schools, churches, organisations and various groups.