Organization for positive mental health and Advocacy Ghana celebrates World Mental Health Day 10th October 2016. This year’s theme for the celebration was Dignity in mental Health psychological and mental Health first Aid.
The Organization for positive mental health and Advocacy Ghana in collaboration with St Anthony’s hospital Dzodze Mark the week in grand style, which started 9th October to 16 th October.
Some activities to mark the week included awareness creation at churches, procession on the principal street of Dzodze, Sensitization of other stakeholders in mental Health on the new mental health Act (Act 846), as well as health workers, School health where second cycle school were educated on predisposing factors of mental illness and substance Misuse, visits to prayer camps with donated items from few stores in the District, Health walk and finally thanks giving at churches in Sunday.
During the celebration Organisation for positive mental health and Advocacy Ghana was officially launched by the Regional Coordinator of mental health Mr Courage Dzage.
According to the coordinator he was so impressed about the work of opmhagh specifically the Rehabilitation project opmhagh is about commencing.
Mr Raymond Kwawu Asafo stated opmhagh is basically an advocacy organization for the mentally challenged, also to promote positive mental health attitudes among the youth since they form the larger part of the world and as future leader.
In an interview with TV Africa, the CEO of OPMHAGH stated the organization is ready to collaborate with any other agency with similar philosophy in delivering the best of mental health services to the public.
Opmahgh disclosed that as part of projects lineup, the team is visiting Accra Psychiatry Hospital soon to donate some materials this is as a result of a recent news item indicating that the hospital management want to close down the hospital due to shortage of materials to run the hospital, Which currently according to sources the hospital is unable to admit new client.
OPMHAGH as a charity org. wish to use this opportunity to seek support to make its objects a reality.
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