ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Goal

The goal of this project is to build a mentally healthy young adolescent community/population in 10 selected secondary schools within the F.C.T

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Mental health is a category of health that has been neglected comparable to physical health and other kind of health Mental health capacity of in-school adolescents from 10 secondary schools within the F.C.T are built by conducting capacity building trainings for selected students and their school counsellors, some of the indicators include: Mental health handbook developed for schools, 20 students selected from SS1 and SS2 each from the 10 participatory schools trained on mental health, 2 school counsellors each from the 10 participatory schools are trained on mental health

Llaunches Adolescent Mental Health Project for FCT schools

Objectives

Handbook

Creation and development
of mental health handbook for Adolescents

Advocacy

Mental health advocacy and awareness creation to the 10 participatory schools, 2 ministries and the FCT

Training

Mental health capacity building of in-school Adolescents within the selected Secondary schools to promote mental health across secondary schools

Guide

Training of school counsellors or guides on mental health to serve as guides during mental health forum meetings

 

News Updates

MHEI HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH FOR YOUTHS

Youths with better mental health are physically healthier, demonstrate more socially positive behavior and engaged in less risky behavior”. The Executive Director of Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative, Mr Ameh Zion Abba made this statement at a press conference at Anuja in Nigeria, held on Tuesday 2nd of November. Globally depression is one of the leading causes of illnesses and disability among Adolescent while suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15-19, years, Zion added

Beneficiaries and coverage:

The target group for this training are 200 older adolescents aged
14-19years, The direct beneficiaries of this project are 20 school counsellors
and the 200 students from the 10 selected secondary schools within the FCT,
representatives from the ministry of Education, representatives from the
ministry of Health, representatives from F.C.T Secondary Education Board (SEB)
and the management of the selected Secondary Schools.

The indirect beneficiaries are the parent of the 200 participating
students, the entire students in the 10 different schools of the participants
and other adolescents within the FCT