Mothers Time for Community Health Workers

The impact of mental health on family planning (FP) is a complex issue that affects various aspects of reproductive health and family dynamics. Women with mental illness are particularly vulnerable to unplanned pregnancy, mental health relapse during childbearing, and psychological and economic burdens associated with unplanned pregnancies.

Breakthrough ACTION tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address symptoms of anxiety and depression and associated barriers to FP among postpartum mothers in Ethiopia by developing a tool called Mothers Time, which can be used by community health workers.

English Tool
Amharic Tool
Project Brief

Last modified: March 13, 2024

Language: Amharic, English

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Year of Publication: 2024