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MENTAL HEALTH STEP DOWN TRAINING (SAF GAMBIA)

SUPPORTIVE ACTIVISTS FOUNDATION SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TEAM (S.M.H.A.T) HELD A STEP-DOWN TRAINING IN JAMISA UPPER AND SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL.
School going children’s needs to understand the things that affect their daily life activities which include how they think, feel and act, considering their daily decision on what they do with there life’s. Adolescence is a crucial period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. These include adopting healthy sleep patterns; taking regular exercise; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions. Supportive environments in the family, at school and in the wider community are also important. An estimated 10-20% of adolescents globally experience mental health conditions, yet these remain underdiagnosed. According to the world health Organization Adolescence (10-19 years) is a unique and formative time. Multiple physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems. Promoting psychological well-being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors that may impact their potential to thrive are critical for their well-being during adolescence and for their physical and mental health in adulthood.
As mental health educators and volunteers it’s important we reach out to many students as we can! to promote a positive emotional intelligent for our future generation. We welcome all potentials sponsors and enablers to support our course, we need your support and Together we can make a change in our nation and the world at large.
“The biggest enemy of health in the developing world is poverty”
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
There is no health without Mental Health.

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