NCDS 365 MID YEAR REPORT

NCDS 365 is a multinational project that has recognized the urgent and pressing need to address non-communicable diseases by sharing daily messages in a bid to create awareness while dispelling myths and misconception around the NCDs. The project leverages social media and the huge mobile penetration to share these messages. These messages, sourced from reputableContinue reading “NCDS 365 MID YEAR REPORT”

QUOTES FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS ANTHOLOGY: STORIES AND EXPERIENCES BY YOUNG PEOPLE OF AFRICA. BOOK BY OGWENO STEPHEN.

  The Mental Health Matters: Lessons and Experiences from Young People in Africa Anthology comprises of 4 human interest stories from real young people who decided to remain anonymous but used their story to create awareness and impact. The book also contains 20 pieces done in pure English language, two of the most popular piecesContinue reading “QUOTES FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS ANTHOLOGY: STORIES AND EXPERIENCES BY YOUNG PEOPLE OF AFRICA. BOOK BY OGWENO STEPHEN.”

COZ I’M HAPPY PROJECT: THE MENTAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WEBINAR SERIES UPDATES.

The Mental Health Project Coz I’m Happy has been doing biweekly webinar with our network of 21 institutions of higher learning in Kenya. This week we took a deep dive into mental health and the 21st century youth. Below are some of the highlights from the webinar: It is normal for youth and youth toContinue reading “COZ I’M HAPPY PROJECT: THE MENTAL HEALTH KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WEBINAR SERIES UPDATES.”

COZ IM HAPPY PROJECT: STOWELINK HOSTS SAMUEL OGUNSULA FOR A MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR.

On the 7th of june 2020, Stowelink hosted Samuel Ogunsula t talk to our team of young people from 20 institutions of higher learning on talking care of their mental health during covid 19 period. The session was largely attended and lasted two hours with more young people interacting and engaging with the speaker inContinue reading “COZ IM HAPPY PROJECT: STOWELINK HOSTS SAMUEL OGUNSULA FOR A MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR.”

STOWELINK HOSTS THE KUKACHORA CAMPUS NETWORK ON A MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS- 29-5-2020

On May 28th Stowelink hosted a successful meeting with a group of young people from the Kukachora campus network to talk about a very critical topic and that is mental health. The webinar which accommodated a total of 23 participants spread across the 5 major regions of Kenya highlighted and discussed on what young peopleContinue reading “STOWELINK HOSTS THE KUKACHORA CAMPUS NETWORK ON A MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS- 29-5-2020”

NCDS 365: DAY 118 – DAY 121 MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND SUMMARY OF APRIL

Day 118 of 365 PROTECTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TIP 5- Eat a good meal. What you eat nourishes your whole body, including your brain. Carbohydrates (in moderate amounts) increase serotonin, a chemical that has been shown to have a calming effect on your mood. Protein-rich foods increase norepinephrine, dopamine, and tyrosine, which help keep youContinue reading “NCDS 365: DAY 118 – DAY 121 MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND SUMMARY OF APRIL”

NCDS 365: DAY 112 – 117 MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID 19

SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS/STS AND COVID-19 Health professionals working with survivors of traumatic events may develop traumatic symptoms themselves. During their clinical practice, health professionals are also at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress. During this time secondary trauma of health professionals may increase because of prevalence of Covid-19. STS can be manifest physically, behavioral orContinue reading “NCDS 365: DAY 112 – 117 MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID 19”

CONNECTING DURING QUARANTINE: THE STOWELINK EXPERIENCE.

In recent weeks, the world has taken on a very different form. Restaurants are no longer open to the public, our favorite weekend hangouts are entirely shut down, and most public events have either been postponed or canceled altogether. It’s a high-pressure and unique situation for communities across the globe. And many of us areContinue reading “CONNECTING DURING QUARANTINE: THE STOWELINK EXPERIENCE.”

STOWELINK AT THE PEER MENTORS CLUB HANDOVER 29/11/ 2019

Stowelink Chief Programmes Officer Oduor Kevin was invited as a guest of honor at the Peer Mentors Club Kenyatta University for which he is a founding member. Stowelink has worked with this club to advocate for peer mentorship and to talk about mental health and why it’s important for young people to speak more toContinue reading “STOWELINK AT THE PEER MENTORS CLUB HANDOVER 29/11/ 2019”