The Ryculture & Nijali Mental Health Panel Discussion

Mental health is a key driver of human interaction, livelihoods, and productivity in all our undertakings. Come join us as we demystify extensively peddled myths on mental health, shape the conversation for greater outcomes, and provide support to one another.

We are pleased to advertise our upcoming event, Mental Health Panel Discussion to be held on 22nd June 2018 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Lecture Theatre 1 as from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm.

Objectives

  1. In organizing this panel discussion on Mental Health, we were focused on achieving the following:
    To bring to attention the relevance and importance of mental health in our daily engagements in the university
  2. To educate the student population on key mental health determinants and concerns for early diagnosis and support when needed
  3. To create a safe-haven where university students can discuss mental health concerns without fear of stigma or discrimination
  4. To expose the university students to various organizations, platforms and facilities from where to get help on mental health concerns
  5. To demystify the over peddled myths and narratives on mental health and embrace it as a normal condition that need addressing as any other disease

Activities

To realize our objectives in this panel discussion, we structured our panel discussion into different parts that will provide an opportunity for each of the associated concerns to be brought to focus. We plan to have these take place during the session to bring all delegates on board for the session to make them get better and empowered at the end of the session:

  1. Testimonies from people who have dealt with mental conditions
  2. Discussion on various mental health concerns with experienced panelists dealing with mental health at various levels. The areas of concern will be:
    a. Factors contributing to various mental health conditions i.e. causes and predisposing factors. Common conditions being depression, OCD, PTSD and Anxiety/Panic disorders.
    b. Drug abuse as a contributing factor and a perceived coping mechanism for mental health concerns.
    c. Mental health concerns and Relationships.
    d. Management options for varied mental health conditions.
    e. Optimal solutions to address the mental health menace that is on the rise.
    f. Influence of family background in ones’ mental status and how to cope.
    g. Cultural and social influences on mental health.
    h. Existent working programs and needed programs.
  3. Networking session where students get to interact with guests and other students.

The best cure for most mental cases is a support framework/system and that is what we endeavor to provide in our quest to promote the realization of a healthy and productive populace.

For more info contact:

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation | Nijali Foundation
Contacts: +254-711592940 / +254-786288586 | +254 719 614 642
Email: info.thesparkventures@gmail.com / davyodhiambo15@gmail.com | info@nijali.org

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