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 reputable…

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 you…

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 or…

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 are…

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 to…