WATCH | Zimbabwe lockdown: Grandmothers offer free therapy to help tackle anxiety, depression

Health experts say globally there has been an increase in anxiety and depression as people struggle to cope with Covid-19 and job losses.

Some grandmothers in Zimbabwe are offering free therapy sessions to tackle these mental health difficulties during the coronavirus lockdown. This is part of an initiative called the Friendship Bench.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the city of Gweru in Zimbabwe.

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