Zimbabwe's public health system, like other sectors, has been hit by a financial crisis.

With a population of around 16 million, doctors say there are only 12 public health psychiatrists in the whole country.

Now, a group of grandmothers are using what they call "friendship benches" to help thousands of people suffering from mental health problems in the country.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

Africa, Zimbabwe, Health