World Mental Health Day celebrations in Africa in October 2017

 

BURUNDI

Centre Neuro-Psychiatrique Kamenge (CNPK)

Theme: Depression, let's talk.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Bujumbura ; Burundi

Main participants: Ministry of Public Health and the Fight Against Aids, Ministry of Education, National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Neuropsychiatric Centre of Kamenge (CNPK) and the International Organization for Migration (OIM).

Programme:

  • From 6 October

    • Broadcasting of television and radio spots

  • 10 October

    • Rebroadcast of television report on RTNB

    • Statement of the Minister at RTNB

  • 16-20 October

    • Mobile hospitals in the Provence of Makamba

    • Integration project of mental health care

  • 19 October

    • Leisure activities and sensitization activities with patients, co-workers, families, invited guests, etc. with dances and music.

  • 20 October

    • Celebrations at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP)

      • Graduation ceremonies

Read the full programme here.

DR CONGO

Centre de Santé Mentale 'Tulizo Letu'

Theme: Mental health at the workplace.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Goma, North Kivu Province, DR Congo

Programme:

  • Tulizo Letu celebrates WMHD for the 12th time

  • Sensitization activities via (local) media, organizations and companies

  • Colloquium: 'mental health at the workplace' (programme: here)

  • Mass 

  • Expression of gratitude to all benefactors 

  • Download the official announcement here (in French)

  • Download the programme here (in French)

Centre Hospitalier Jukayi 

Theme: Mental health at the workplace.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Kananga, DR Congo

Programme:

  • Mass in the chapel of the ancient novitiate

  • Visit of the city's Mayor, the Provincial Minister of Health, the Bishop and the Governor 

  • Several speeches

  • Cocktail for all participants 

  • Download the official invitation here (in French)

Centre Neuro-Psychiatrique Dr. Joseph Guislain  

Theme: Mental health at the workplace.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Lubumbashi, DR Congo

Programme:

  • Read the detailed programme here (in French)

IVORY COAST

Maison de soins psychiatriques Saint Vincent de Paul

Theme: Depression, let's talk.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Programme:

  • 9-13 October: promotion of the services provided in Saint Vincent de Paul

  • Rehabilitation and sensitization activities

  • 10 October: official celebration:

    • Attendees: patients, co-workers, relatives and friends of Saint Vincent de Paul
    • Special guests, press, local radio
    • Conference

    • Mass

    • Delivery of a deepfreeze, donated by the family Boizi

Read the full programme here (in French). 

TANZANIA

Saint Dymphna Psychiatric Centre

Theme: Mental health in the workplace.

 

Location WMHD Celebration: Marumba, Kasulu, Tanzania

Programme:

  • 8 October: sensitization programme about stress (causes, types, symptoms, consequences, coping with stress, Q&A session)

  • 10 October:

    • Providing information about stress to students of two schools in Kasulu

    • Speech by the director of Saint Dymphna Psychiatric Centre

    • Breaking the chains

Read the full programme here (with pictures).

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