Mental Health Youth Champions

We Live For Us by the International Mental Health Association (IMHA) East Africa Programs Office.

In March 2021, a mental health champion and IMHA East Africa Program Director Damian Juma debuted the We Live For Us Project. Starting in Mombasa, the We Live For Us (WEL4U) project focuses on improving the wellbeing of young people in 3 coastal counties in Kenya. Utilizing strengths-based approaches and group support structures, this project …

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A review on Psychological Impact of Disease Outbreaks and how to respond to the impacts of COVID-19

Abstract: Disease outbreaks have been known to cause substantial devastation in the world. The impact of such outbreaks on mental health have been documented but unfortunately these haven’t been mainstreamed into emergency response preparedness. Low-income countries (LIC) are the most disadvantaged in this front especially considering mental health care hasn’t been much developed with countries …

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Coping with the Psychological Effects of COVID19: It’s time to build our resilience with ingenuity

COVID-19 is here and for a mild respiratory virus it has proved to be a wrecking ball. The economy has certainly fared worse than most of our bodies. A cure is still being sought and we have all been told to stay inside. Even the introverts have been crowded out. We used to see it …

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Medical Outreach by Hope Citadel and Operation Blessing at Bamba, Kilifi County

Preamble: HOPE CITADEL FOUNDATION – Missioners of Hope is an organization composed of volunteers who are medical health care providers of different cadres. These includes: medical officers, pharmacists, clinical officers, nurses, specialists (surgeons, gynaecologists), medical psychologists, medical lab officers among others. The team also encompasses an evangelical team to spread the gospel to people where …

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Relationships & Mental Health: Ryculture #BonfireChat Conversation Series

Preamble: Ryculture Health and Social Innovation hosted its third Bonfire Chat on 5th July 2019 at Juja Botanical Gardens with focus on the impact of relationships on mental health. The guest speaker for the session was Ms. Wanjiku Ngetha, a counselor with Mentoring for Life (MFL). The discussion was aimed at; discussing the issues young …

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JKUAT Red Cross Hosts Ryculture for a Mental Health Discussion

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Red Cross club hosted Ryculture Health and Social Innovation, Uzima Champions and Leap JKUAT Chapter for a mental health forum on 5th June 2019 at JKUAT. The session was structure to focus on depression considering it’s a key issue affecting young people especially university students with recent increase in cases reported. The discussion …

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Ryculture’s Bonfire Chat on Parenting

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation hosted its second Bonfire Chat on the 31st of May 2019 at Juja Botanical Gardens with focus on the impact of parenting on mental health. The discussion was aimed at; establishing the current parenting styles especially that were adopted by our parents in raising us up, building a correlation with mental health, …

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Ryculture’s Maiden Bonfire Chat #AviciiMemorial

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation hosted its maiden Bonfire Chat to commemorate the passing of the music legend Tim Bergling alias Avicii on the 26th of April 2019 at Juja Botanical Gardens – Juja. This was in partnership with Amazing Minds Africa , Health Talk Kenya and Mind Your Mind JKUAT, organizations committed to champion advocacy and conversations around health concerns that plague the general populace. …

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