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Applications for cohort 2 of the Orius Fellowship program are now closed.
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Thank you for the wonderful program. The past 8 weeks have been thought-provoking and has inspired me to do more. I believe that I'm more equipped to make better and more meaningful impact in the mental health space. I can't ever talk about my journey as an advocate without mentioning the Orius team, thank you for investing in me.
Nerat-Dagwi N.
The sessions were so amazing and they will have a positive impact in my community. Especially in helping people with psychological problems. It was impressive learning about common mental health challenges. Honestly, in some cases I am a victim of these mental health problems.
Karen N.
Congratulations to everyone for completing this incredible program but most especially for acquiring the knowledge which will help us to make a difference in our different communities. A big thank you to the Orius team for making this possible. Gob bless you beyond measure.
Victoria C.


The Orius Fellowship is a virtual 8-week program designed to empower young Africans to become Mental Health First Aiders and Advocates. It combines expert-led training sessions with real-life projects.

All people of African origin with an interest in mental health are encouraged to apply. This program is particularly suited to healthcare professionals and students (including those from allied health disciplines) operating within the African context.

Participating in the Orius Fellowship is FREE. However, to proceed to the final stage (capstone project) of the fellowship and earn a recognized certificate of competence as a Mental Health First Aider, you are expected to pay $12.

No. The Orius Fellowship is a virtual program. Sessions typically hold by 12PM WAT on Saturdays.

Orius Fellows will engage with medical and mental health experts, participate in mentorship sessions, collaborate for social impact projects, and earn a MHFA certificate. Fellows also gain access to career growth opportunities and an interactive alumni network.

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