Nollywood actress/theatre nurse, Roseline Sanni Ajose and filmmaker, Femi Fadeyi attended the World Mental Health day in Ikorodu, Lagos Nigeria. They visited a mental health retreat therapy REDEFINED, owned by Dr Femi Omotayo, a UK based Consultant psychiatric.
The Retreat is a private mental hospital based in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria and held a mental awareness and free mental health screening on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, to mark the World Mental Health Day, celebrated around the world on the same day.
In attendance include; The retreat Chief Executive, Dr Olufemi Oluwatayo, A former Mental Health Advisor to the Lagos Ministry of Health, Mental health advocates, Skilled Psychiatrists, Mental Health Nurses, Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapists and top Clinical Psychologists among others.
The World Mental Health Day according to WHO is marked with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
In line with the WHO objectives, the Retreat through the mental awareness exercise and free screening aims to add value to mental services in Nigeria across the board including education and raising awareness about mental issues in Nigeria in general.
Speaking on the retreat mental health awareness drive, Dr. Olufemi Oluwatayo, the Chief Executive, said ‘The World Mental Health Day theme this year focuses on Mental Health at the Work Place. We know that many employers and organizations do not see issues of mental health at the workplace as a priority and many employees may be suffering in silence. We, therefore, feel that this is an opportunity to help screen people for common mental disorders such as anxiety and depression and advise on treatment pathways if necessary. We are offering free screening services. Skilled doctors will be on call both on the phone and at the retreat campus in Ikorodu to offer confidential help’. He concluded.
PICTURES FROM THE EVENT
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