Tuesday, 8 January 2019

14 Best Self Care Tips For Your Mental Health In 2019 || Mental Health ...

Happy New Year to you all,

I am so excited that the seasons actually change and with them comes a hope renewed!

For some people 2018 was a tough year and for others it was transformational. A new year like a new month, week or day can signify the end of something and the beginning of something new. I hope that this is an opportunity for something bright and new. An opportunity to experience the life you are so deserving of. An opportunity to gain the information, relationships and tools needed to live life to the full!

I plan on taking the time  over the next few weeks to evaluate what we at Sound Mind Africa did well and devise some practical steps to better serve you all much better!

In the meantime check out 14 self care practices that are so simple you can start them today, brought to you by the founder of Project Get Naked Sheifunmi Nomia-Yusuf

Love,

Oyindamola

 

Monday, 17 December 2018

Last Chance to Take our FREE Dream Chaser Course



We launched the Dream Chaser course in 2015 as our first online course aimed at helping our audience pursue their goals from a place of self compassion and positive mindset. Over the course of the past 3 years we have tried our best to responded to the needs our community and earlier this year we took a break to reevaluate our core operations. As such we have made a recommitment  to creating useful resources and tools, focussed on inner health and healing based on a holistic model (mind, body & soul).

In 2018 we partnered with Liferithms who have developed a tool, KairosLi, which works to tackle issues around clarity and overwhelm, cultivating balance and wellbeing. The system is currently available for use, though the app will be available later in 2019. You may see more from Liferithms and KairosLi here, most especially in relation to stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm

Monday, 8 October 2018

Free Mental Resilience Workshop Activity Guide for Ages 11-19

To mark this years Mental Health Day on the 10th of October we have designed a free workshop guide  which deals with this years theme of mental health in young people with a focus on building mental resilience.




Download a copy of the free activity sheet which come complete with teacher guides for running the workshop (link expires 31st October 2018): FREE MENTAL RESILIENCE ACTIVITY SHEET


Monday, 24 September 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018


culled from: http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2018/en/

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving. Eating disorders are also of concern.

Growing recognition of the importance of building mental resilience

Fortunately, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, from the earliest ages, in order to cope with the challenges of today’s world. Evidence is growing that promoting and protecting adolescent health brings benefits not just to adolescents’ health, both in the short- and the long-term, but also to economies and society, with healthy young adults able to make greater contributions to the workforce, their families and communities and society as a whole. 

Prevention begins with better understanding 

Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness. Prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness. Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school. Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and of course training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded. 
Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people is essential. This investment should be linked to programmes to raise awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health and to help peers, parents and teachers know how to support their friends, children and students. This is the focus for this year’s World Mental Health Day.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Download a copy of the Free E-Book 6 Quick Ways to Cultivate Mental Strength


We are so happy to share with you this new resource from Moses Ida Michaels and our founder Oyinda Fakeye 6 Quick Ways to Cultivate Mental Strength. The book touches on a variety of techniques aimed at promoting positive mental health and encouraging emotional wellbeing through tools and theories which cover mindfulness, mindset, behaviour and mood.


The book can be applied from a preventative, health promotion angle, while also touching on tools for use in the treatment of mental illness. The methods mentioned within the book are not meant to replace professional care where needed but to support and inform readers of holistic methods to cultivate a healthy mind.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

There's No Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that's uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak -- it makes us human."

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that's uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak -- it makes us human."

There's More to Life Than Being Happy


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There is more to life than being happy yet all the messages we receive seem to point to a need for us to pursue happiness at all cost. I think its time for us to learn to be comfortable with all of the facets of life; the good the bad & the ugly!