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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On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day held on Thursday, 10 October, YUVA partnered with the Centre for Counselling and Mindfulness to conduct a training session on mindfulness with 48 staff members of The Axis, at its Head Office located in Ebene, Cybercity.
The Axis is a leading specialist in Fund, Private Wealth & Corporate Services with deep expertise and bespoke solutions. Headquartered in Mauritius, with representative offices in Seychelles, Kenya & South Africa, The Axis’ team of industry experts craft bespoke solutions to a diversified client base, including Development Finance Institutions, Institutional Investors, Family Offices and Investment Managers.
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In line with its fourth pillar, ‘To help children & young people develop healthy habits & connect them to services’, YUVA collaborated with students from Curtin University Mauritius to launch a campaign on mental health awareness among university students, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day.
As part of an assignment for their module ‘Media for Social Change’, students Reasha Subrun, Vedisha Sadien, William Ng Wong and Jean-Yan Norbert, of Curtin University Mauritius, sought out collaboration with YUVA to launch a campaign on mental health, with an emphasis on social media as the medium to spread awareness among university students.
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In the context of the World Mental Health Day Celebration and the Promotion of the African Charter to the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held on the 10th of October, the Edycs Epilepsy Group organised the official launching of the Edycs ARADI Advocacy Group. YUVA, along with many other member organisations, were presented with membership awards, in the presence Mr Daniel Eric Clive Laurent, Lord Mayor of Port Louis; Mr Paramasiva Chengan, president of MACOSS; Mr Youssouf Noormamode, president of Edycs Epilepsy Group; and other NGOs at the Municipality of Port Louis. Continue reading “Official Launching of Edycs ARADI Advocacy Group”