Mental health and well-being are an essential part of everyone’s life, yet all too often, we find that access to the care and resources needed can be difficult or even impossible. Social work professionals are uniquely positioned to support individuals and families by providing critical services in order to ensure they receive timely access to quality mental health care.
In this article, we will talk about how social workers can help bridge the gap between people’s needs for mental health treatment and their ability to get it — thereby improving lives everywhere. From intervention strategies that can reduce wait times for appointments with providers, increase collaboration with other professions such as psychologists and psychiatrists, deal with insurance companies for reimbursements, and advocate for policy-level changes at a state or national level — there are numerous options available to social workers when considering ways in which access can be improved. We hope you join us as we explore these options further!
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This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.
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YUVA and AIESEC Reduit (Mauritius) have signed a partnership agreement to outline the cooperation between the two organisations in regard to the social project Extricate Minds, which is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3.
The social project is a practical working and learning experience for the Exchange Participant to become self-aware, solution driven, responsible for the world and to be able to empower others in a foreign cultural environment. Continue reading “YUVA and AIESEC Partner on Mental Health Project”