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Promotion of good mental health for youth empowerment

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Leading up to World Mental Health Day in October 2020, Global Youth Mental Health Awareness, an Australian based organisation is partnering with Women and AIDS Support Network (WASN), Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Students Association (ZPSA), Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA), New Hope Foundation (NHF) Zimbabwe, and Masvingo Association of Residential Care Facilities Trust (MARCFT) to launch a youth conference on mental health and its effects on the Zimbabwean youth. The conference will take place on 4th April 2020 at the Michael Gelfand Hall, Parirenyatwa Hospital from 9 am – 4 pm.

We have contracted professionals in the mental health sector to address the youth on topics that will equip the attendants with the tools, resources and support structures on the ground for a number of mental health issues affecting their development.

This issue includes but is not limited to bullying, addictions, peer pressure, stress management, anger, anxiety, and diagnosed conditions.

We know you care about our youth. This is why we are inviting you and your organisation to be a part of this event which will mark the launch of our Youth Development program. We invite you to market your organisation at the event and/or become a dedicated sponsor for the event.

For more information, sponsorship, and bookings please WhatsApp Mrs Tariro – +263773103624 or Mac on +263773028971. Alternatively, please inbox jude@gymha.org

What we expect from the conference:

  • Understanding the structural causes of youth mental health.
  • Youth psychological first aid
  • Mental Health Advocacy
  • Making Psychology a household term
  • To bring together many on the same platform like youth, political leaders, youth activists, celebrities and journalists, etc to discuss the most crucial issues facing the domain of Youth Psychology.
  • To provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to discuss the youth mental health
  • Understanding mental health from a psycho-social perspective.
  • How can we help achieve peace and development within the youth community?
  • Demonstrating the linkages between mental health, discrimination, poverty, and access to justice.
  • De-stigmatizing mental health issues and creating both a demand and a supply for mental health care among the most marginalized communities.

We intend to document and create a roadmap towards sustainable program implementation countrywide to support youth mental wellness. The roadmap will be a useful tool to influence policy makers, education facilities, and other relevant organizations to improve the current situation for youth with mental health illnesses and provide information to support overall youth mental wellness. The youth are the future workforce. Let’s empower their growth by establishing an environment for growth.

Date And Time

Sat., 4 April 2020

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Central Africa Time Zimbabwe Time

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Location

Michael Gelfand Hall, Parirenyatwa Hospital

Harare

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