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On World Mental Health Day 2016(10th Oct) ‘Tea and Talk’ event.

Along with Maldivian Red Crescent, MHAF held a tea and talk event at Salsa Royal Restaurant. A lot of people from different government and other non-government organisations joined us at the tea and talk. In this gathering, we were able to talk about depression and also plan together for next year’s initiatives, social media campaigns …

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Tea and Talk Campaign: A week before world mental health day 10th of October 2016

Tea and Talk Campaign: A week before world mental health day 10th of October, we began a campaign to mark the day and to promote awareness about mental health. We requested different organisations and the general public to have a ‘Tea and Talk Time’ with their family, friends, colleagues, at home office or at a …

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Mental Health Training 2 programme, Training of Trainers for Mental Health Awareness and Psychological First Aid

In 2016, we changed this 2 days course to a training of trainers (TOT) to target an even bigger group of people through carefully selected recruitment of participants. Hence, we invited the participants who completed MHAF Training 1 in 2015 to attend this course. The aim was for the participants to receive training and for …

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Mhgap Training 2016

2016 – Mental Health Gap training based on the mhGAP Intervention Guide for neurological and substance use disorders in non specialised health settings, published by WHO in September 2011

MHAF’s Mental Health Training 1 programme (Mental Health Gap training based on the mhGAP Intervention Guide for neurological and substance use disorders in non specialised health settings, published by WHO in September 2011) for 30 participants as a 6 days course, from the 16th of July to 21st of July.

World Mental Health day – 10th of October 2015. We marked the day with 2 weeks of activities starting from the 1st of October until the 14th of October

We marked the day with 2 weeks of activities starting from the 1st of October until the 14th of October; focusing on decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness, including a successful social media campaign involving Maldivian popular figures from various industries and the public. Our co-founder, Yooliya Haleem was the Chief Guest of a …

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Mental Health Awareness and Psychological First Aid from 30th to 31st of August 2015

This was a basic introduction to some of the main mental disorders, providing a basic and general awareness of some of the common mental disorders. The course began with an anti-stigma workshop before proceeding to discuss psychological first aid; depression, suicide, psychosis, drug use and its disorders. The course was based on and referenced the …

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2015 – The very First Mental Health Gap training based on the mhGAP Intervention Guide for neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialised health settings, published by WHO in September 2011.

This was formulated into MHAF’s Mental Health Training 1 programme as an intensive 6 days training for the participants, held between the 23rd to 29th August 2015, (with a 1-day break on the 28th of August). It was attended by 29 participants, both health professionals and non-health professionals, working in front line services and coming …

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