All Professional Bodies, National Associations (e.g. Mental Health, School, Guidance, Addiction, Faith-based etc.) and Accrediting Organisations.
There is no available information on any counselling associations in Sao Tome & Principe.
Universities and Other Education and Training Institutes
There is only two universities in Sao Tome & Principe and do not provide any counselling or psychology courses.
Counselling Agencies, Services, Group Practices, Counselling Centres
There is not any private counselling or psychology centre in Sao Tome & Principe.
Background & Context
The history of counselling in Sao Tome & Principe is unknown, with no online research published on the development of the counselling profession.
Current Regulatory Status / Level of Recognition:
Lack of information, there is currently no counselling association in Sao Tome & Principe.
Mental health is a part of primary care system. Actual treatment of severe mental disorders are available at the primary level. Regular training pf primary care professionals are not carried out in the field of mental health. In addition, there are not community care facilities for patients with mental disorders. Moreover, NGOs are involved with mental health in the country. They are mainly involved in prevention and promotion.
Challenges & Trends
Sao Tome and Principe’s national health system is facing some problems that hamper the effective performance of its mission to promote public health and the population’s physical and mental well-being and to guarantee healthcare for all its citizens. The health sector is characterized by insufficient health infrastructures, low quality service delivery, insufficient human resources poorly distributed throughout the country and with little motivation, and not enough specialists in various areas. In addition, access to healthcare is very uneven depending on region.
Additional Information & References
There is no additional information about the counselling in Sao Tome and Principe.