Monday, October 10, 2011

Today is World Mental Health Day

We also spoke to Maboyce Mfuniselwa – Service Manager at Empilweni. Empilweni is a mental health center for children based in Khayelitsha. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of children, adolescents and their families within their communities by providing culturally appropriate, child centered, community based mental health support and counselling. Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme is “The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health”. The Great Push for Mental Health is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health in strategic alliance with the Movement for Global Mental Health. It has four elements: UNITY, VISIBILITY, RIGHTS, and RECOVERY. If you would like to know more information contact (021) 361 7063 or visit www.empilweni.org

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