Our aim is to provide quality support to people with mental disability. We believe in equal opportunities for people with disabilities and that if given a fair go in society they will be able to cope just as everyone else.

  • Pyscho Support and Awareness
  • Providing Basic Needs
  • Income Generating Projects
  • Rehabilitation


The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” Nokutenda Disability Foundation focuses on promoting mental health for all Zimbabweans, as well as promoting and protecting the rights of individuals with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities.


If you are experiencing a crisis, Nokutenda is available for 24/7 crisis support/advise and suicide prevention services. Our hope and vision is that participants are engaged and offered an alternative viewpoint to suicide. This includes a partnership approach to safety including pathways that maximizes this.

English and non-English speaking are encouraged to contact as we can utilize interpreting services 24/7

Follow up referral to other services as required and also in cases where risk is deemed medium to high

  • Real time using ‘chat’ technology
  • Confidential one-to-one with an experienced Mental health practitioner
  • Discreet confidential 1:1 sessions with practitioner
  • Available online manpower are from a diverse background


Thank you for visiting the Nokutenda Disability Foundation Chat line. By using the Nokutenda Crisis Support Chat you agree to the Terms and Conditions described below.

The chat service is being delivered by a team of experienced, trained, Practitioners and is open to everyone in Australia, United Kingdom & Zimbabwe.

The aim of the chat service is to provide to provide immediate, accessible, short-term help to people needing support to deal with current problems in living that are overwhelming their capacity to cope and may be threatening their safety.  It aims to help people in crisis, whatever that crisis may be, find immediate relief from emotional distress, explore coping strategies for the current crisis, safely manage any immediate threats to life or safety, provide suggestions for online resources/ information, open pathways for longer term solutions to underlying issues or preventative measures, and focus specific next steps the contact can take to follow-up on after the contact.  The chat service seeks to achieve these aims by supportively engaging with the contact in an empathic, collaborative, non-judgmental and empowering process.

Accessing the service

  • Step 1: Click the online chat icon
  • Step 2: you can chose to remain anonymous or use your name. Nokutenda will ensure confidentiality as per location( Australia, United Kingdom & Zimbabwe) guidelines
  • Step 3: By using service you will have accepted the terms of conditions of User Agreement.

The chat service does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any conditions. Nokutenda does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided.

All chats are encrypted to ensure confidentiality but can be shared with consent to nominated General Practitioner, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or where a lawful request is made




    Click on the button below if you need urgent support for yourself or someone you know