Every year on October 10, the world celebrates its mental health day with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Here at MIND TRUST, in celebration of world mental health day 2018, we organized a symposium themed “Young People and mental Health in a changing world”. The symposium was attended by well over 200 secondary school and university students and a number of seasoned speakers and professionals spoke on the new trends of mental and psychological issues in the internet age and how they affect teenagers and young adults and possible solutions to problems encountered.
Some of the issues highlighted were Cyber bullying, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse e.t.c. The students were very active participants and asked a ton of questions. A dance drama was was performed by footprints of David with the message- BE HAPPY
To round off the Symposium we launched a new initiative – MINDCARE CONNECT- with the aim of bringing together young adults to act as peer supporters for mental health and be a bridge between other young adults seeking mental health and professionals. It was a successful event and we (Everybody in attendance) all left more knowledgeable than we came.