1 in 4 people worldwide suffer from mental health issues every year. 

More than 50% never get the NEEDED support because of stigma and high costs.

We want to lower the barriers to give and find effective mental support.

With this mission, Inuka looks for ways and partnerships to reduce stigma around mental health, make services accessible and reach out to those in situations of stress, disconnection or grief. 
We have two routes to achieve this mission
Our first route is to offer commercial coaching services and burnout brevention to companies and individuals in need via our social enterprises in Europe and Africa.
Our second route is the Inuka Foundation which owns 10% of Inuka and has the mission to make Inuka services available for free for the most vulnerable. The focus of the foundation is on reserach and scaling up our partner organization the Friendship Bench in Zimbabwe.  
Whichever route you want to join us, we hope to connect to fellow champions and voyagers on our journey towards mental health for all!

The simple means of connection that inspired Inuka.

Watch Dr. Chibanda, psychiatrist and Inuka co-founder, talk about his organization the Friendship Bench and his journey to establish the methodology Inuka is based on today.

Partners & champions.

Grand Challenges Canada
Amref Health Africa

Our team

Entrepreneurs, creators and doers, our team members are located across the globe and bring varied skills and interests to rally around the cause of mental health

Robin van Dalen

Co-founder and CEO


Dr. Dixon Chibanda

Co-founder and Chief of Medicine


Annie Njenga

Chief Kenya 


Ankiza Gakuna

Chief of operations, Kenya


Stèphan Potgieter

Chief of operations, Netherlands


Clara Gachoki

Chief Customer Care


Julia Kagunda

Chief Psychologist, Kenya

Shruthi Abirami

Chief of Coaching


Bjarne Timonen

Chief Psychiatrist, Netherlands


Maarten van Herpen

Chief Evangelist


Koel Chatterjee

Chief of Experience


Halil Karaköse

Chief of Tech


Mustafa Karaköse

Chief Front End


Although this service is designed to help you cope with a range of issues you face in life, Inuka is not a medical service. If you feel you are in crisis, or may hurt yourself or others, you should seek professional help. You can also find resources for professional help here.