Empowering Women's Mental Well-being: A Recap of the Training on Mental Health Enhancement and Care Activities
Mental health is an integral part of overall well-being, and it is crucial to address the mental health needs of women in particular. Recognizing this importance, the Department of Women's Affairs and Family Institutions (DWFAFI) organized a training on mental health enhancement and care activities at the Aathithya Hotel on November 15-16, 2023. This training aimed to equip women with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote their mental well-being and support others in their communities.
The training covered a wide range of topics related to mental health, including:
Understanding mental health and common mental health disorders
Recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health problems
Self-care strategies for mental health
How to provide support to others with mental health problems
Resources and services available for mental health support
The training was facilitated by a team of experienced mental health professionals who provided participants with interactive workshops and group discussions. The participants actively engaged in the training and expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about mental health and how to support themselves and others.
Key takeaways from the training:
Mental health is a common and treatable issue.
There are many things that women can do to promote their own mental well-being.
It is important to seek help if you are experiencing mental health problems.
There are many resources and services available to support women with mental health problems.
The importance of mental health training for women:
Mental health problems are more common among women than men. In fact, one in five women will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime. Mental health problems can have a significant impact on women's lives, affecting their relationships, work, and overall well-being.
Training on mental health enhancement and care activities can help women to:
Understand their own mental health needs!
Identify and manage their mental health symptoms.
Seek help when they need it!
Support their friends and family members who are struggling with mental health problems.
Conclusion: The training on mental health enhancement and care activities gave women the knowledge and skills they need to promote their mental well-being and support others in their communities. This training is an important step in addressing the mental health needs of women and creating a more supportive and inclusive society.