Body Initiates Support For Mental Health Programme
A global public health group, comprising NGOs, teachers, counsellors and other stakeholders in the health sector, has launched a five-year initiative to support governments, agencies and policy makers to enable them prioritise mental health re-education, promotion and implementation of policies with the objective of achieving a healthy mental state and well-being for citizens.
Organised by Vortex Global Consultancy, London, the group made up of nearly 40 stakeholders held a two-day virtual conference, recently, to discuss the modalities of how to mainstream mental health services, especially in low and medium income countries.
Addressing the conference, a Consultant at Vortex Global Consultancy, Ms Blessing Esekie, regretted that mental health has not been prioritised in developing countries in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era, while institutionalisation of the mentally ill is still being prioritised over community efforts in promoting their well-being.
Ms Esekie noted a lack of emphasis on community involvement and mental health education in Primary Health Care facilities, adding that mental health is still largely unaddressed while misconceptions have been allowed to persist and stereotypes have reduced health seeking behaviour…
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CONFERENCE 2021
“On 30th April and 1st May 2021, nearly 40 decision makers, service providers and supporters such as health and youth focused NGOs, teachers, counsellors, and other stakeholders from local community especially those from low resource setting areas attended the virtual event and joined the global campaign for Mental Health Promotion in developing regions organized by Vortex Global Consultancy Ltd. London, to discuss and bring the mental health services in the mainstream.” Thecitypulsenews reports.
The 1st day of the event started with a brief overview of the issue and the need of this event by Ms. Blessing. E. who is a consultant at Vortex Global Consultancy Ltd. She emphasized that;
1. Promotion of mental health hasn’t been made a priority in developing countries in the SDG era. 2. Institutionalisation of the mentally ill is still being prioritised over community efforts and promotion and well-being in developing countries.
She highlighted that little to no emphasis has been put on community involvement and Mental Health education in Primary Health Care facilities.
According to her, mental health is still largely unaddressed, misconceptions have persisted for decades, and stereotypes have reduced health seeking behaviour.
As a global public health group, she invited everyone to join their five-year initiative, which is pioneering support for governments, agencies, and policymakers to prioritise mental health re-education and promotion, standardising and implementation of policies and forging ahead with clear objective to the achieving of Healthy Mental states and well-being. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THE SOURCE SITE