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SADAG KZN The Youth Edition NEWSLETTER MAY 2019 A NEWSLETTER TO ALL SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS, VOLUNTEERS, PATRONS & DONORS Welcome to our fifth newsletter for 2019! Please read, share and contact us for more information. "WHENLawrence - Elizabeth EDUCATINGTHE MINDS OF YOUTH, WE MUST NOT FORGET TO EDUCATE THEIR HEARTS" -Dalai Lama - MENTAL HEALTH COMMEMORATING MATTERS IN KZN YOUTH DAY Monthly specialist and public ON JUNE 16 Talks & Workshops ' June 16, Youth Day, commemorates the historic uprising of our youth against the injustices of apartheid-a milestone in the journey to Support Group Training South Africa’s democracy. Across the African continent, it is also Workshops observed as the Day of the African Child-a celebration of our children while acknowledging the ongoing challenges they face. Accredited Specialist Workshops While adolescence is popularly characterized as a stage of ‘turmoil’, it is more importantly and accurately a stage of critical physical and emotional development rich with opportunity to shape the potential Youth outreach projects at of our future leaders. Together with dynamic internal schools and universities neurodevelopmental and hormonal changes, our youth face environmental pressures, demands and stressors that make them Engaging mental health events vulnerable. The two greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and platforms and wings. Adolescence is the time when our children are preparing to unfurl their wings-let us be the consistent loving winds beneath their wings so that they may achieve their full potential. AND More... More: www.sahistory.org.za/topic/june-16-soweto-youth-uprising
S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 special mention VOLUNTEERS CORNER We are excited to share that SADAG KZN met with the Department of Education on May 20 at Hlengimpilo School, in Inanda. We were joined by school principals, learner support agents (LSAs) and representatives from the four high schools where we will be launching our pilot project, iKhanda Mandla: Mind Power for Youth. The pilot project aims to promote mentally healthy lifestyles in under-resourced schools by engaging youth in sustainable mental health programmes, starting youth mental health clubs. The project will focus on raising awareness in order to reduce stigma related to youth mental health; supporting early detection of mental health problems while signposting referral and support systems. Building mental resilience among young people is critical to general health and wellbeing. ‘ Adolescents are the greatest resource for a society to thrive’ - WHO. HOW TO FOSTER POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMPETENCE: Provide opportunities to develop emotional, cognitive and physical skills CONFLUENCE: Boost self-efficacy and esteem by promoting opportunities for success as well as learning from ‘failures’ CONNECTION: Promote social connectivity with a wide range of people; the brain is a social organ and social health is essential for mental health CHARACTER: Support physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth as they explore and define their unique identities CARING: Provide a nurturing physical and emotional environment that teaches a culture of caring for self and others Adapted from TTYE Guide -John Hopkins 2009 >> TEENAGERS NEED MORE SLEEP THAN ADULTS!
S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 MAY IN PICTURES 6 M A Y Talks on Depression with DRC youth, DMC, Durban Central 1 0 M A Y Depression and Anxiety Dialogue, Playhouse 1 8 M A Y UKZN Student Support Services: talk at Louis Botha Mental Health Awareness Programme
S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 MAY IN PICTURES 2 2 M A Y SADAG KZN Community Forum Talk: Bipolar Disorder 2 3 M A Y Presenting at SASOHN ACADEMIC DAY (South African Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners) VOLUNTEERS 2 5 M A Y 3 1 M ACORNER Y Talk on Presentation Depression at on SADAG the Deaf Services at Association sun pharma Workshop Our community initiatives are made possible through the support of many individuals and organizations, we would like to thank all of you!
S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 COMING UP IN JUNE PLANNING MEETING FOR ANNUAL KZN MENTAL HEALTH WALK AND WELLNESS FAIR 15.00pm to 17.00pm Life St Josephs Hospital, 82 Mazisi Kunene (South Ridge Road), Berea, Durban 7th Our KZN Mental Health Advocacy Walk and Wellness Fair will be hosted on 6 October. If you are able to support this event by assisting with donations, volunteering or sponsorships please contact email@example.com and WALK THE TALK at KZN's BEST WALK!. RSVP FOR THE ANNUAL DURBAN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM RSVP The 5th annual Durban Mental Health Symposium will be hosted on BY 3 July 2019 from 8.30am to 14.00pm At the Unite Building, UKZN Howard College Campus, Gate 8 PLEASE RSVP to MHadvocacygroup@gmail.com to book your seat! 18th
SOLOS (Survivors of Loved One’s of Suicide) and Depression Group 3rd 18.00pm - 19.00pm Tues Contact Lori on firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp 083 652 0117 Support Group Leaders' Forum 3rd S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 16.15pm - 17.00pm kzn Self care is important! Inviting all Support Group Leaders to join our monthly Thurs forum with Clinical Psychologist, Suntosh Pillay. This forum offers a space support forsupervisory personal support and debriefing. It also gives leaders the opportunity for and confidential support around issues arising in their groups. groups For more information and to confirm attendance email Lynn on email@example.com or Whatsapp 078 278 7047 IN-OFFICE SUPPORT GROUPS UKZN Student Support Group AT SADAG KZN OFFICE, DURBAN 13.00 - 14.00pm - Howard College Campus 3rd Contact Lynne Richards on Support group for all students across Friday firstname.lastname@example.org for more info Howard College Campus For more info contact Anne on 081 206 3482 Support Group 1 15 Support Group with Noor & Wandisa JUN JUN with Noor & Wandisa The Mum's Support Network 14.00pm - 15.30pm 14.00pm - 15.30pm Thursdays & Saturdays - La Lucia Library Support Group This group is aimed at mums-to-be and new Weekly with Revania & Krisanya 3 17 Support Group Revania & Krisanya mums who are suffering from any form of 09.00am - 10.30pm JUN JUN with 09.00am - 10.30pm anger, “perinatal distress”; depression, anxiety, self harm etc. For mothers needing Support Group 7 21 Support Group advice, love and support, contact with Rivendri & Lynne JUN JUN with Rivendri & Lynne Alexandra on 09.00am - 10.30am 09.00am - 10.30am Alexandra@mumsupport.co.za Support Group 13 Westville Support Group with Micaela & Lorelle JUN Most Wednesday Evenings Weekly 16.30pm - 18.00pm A group support with an emphasis on Buddhist Mindfulness techniques. Email Shawn on email@example.com for info YOU CAN BE A SUPPORT GROUP LEADER! KZN currently has various groups in and around the Support Group for Care Givers Ethekwini district, Empangeni, Estcourt, Ladysmith, 17.00 - 18.00pm, Every 2nd & 4th Monday Bi-Weekly Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg and Verulam. We would love The purpose of this group is to spread these groups more widely across our province. to provide support and skills for those To find out more information on caring for family members and loved ones HOW TO START A SADAG SUPPORT GROUP, with mental illness, neurocognitive please contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org disorders and substance use problems For who will be able to answer all your questions and send more information, contact you more information. Ashley van Heerden on 072 364 4063 or Kerry Anderson on 083 776 0772 OASIS Support Group Queensburgh Support Group 14.30 - 16.00pm 20 17.30 - 19.00pm, NOW Every Wednesday Open acceptance supporting individual sexuality June This group has been running bi-weekly for Weekly Durban Holocaust & Genocide Centre, many years & has now been extended to a enter at 44 KE Masinga weekly group. They focus on Depression & Contact Michelle Murray on Anxiety. If you live in Queensburgh / email@example.com Malvern Areas please contact or Cell 0845800489 Tina on 066 202 9252
Visit www.dbnholocaust.co.za/imaginetomorrowartcompetition for more info 1st S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 Weds NOTICE BOARD Men’s Health Month National Blood Donor Month 2 Child Protection Week (Ends) 15 Go Turquoise for Elderly campaign World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 16 Youth Day 17 Public Holiday There is a large and growing body of scientific 21 International Yoga Day evidence attesting to the physical, mental and 24 SANCA Drug Awareness Week (Begins) spiritual benefits of yoga; it is a practice endorsed 26 Substance Abuse Awareness Day by Harvard medical school. 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health ‘Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody 30 SANCA Drug Awareness Week (Ends) of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.’ -Lyengar- **DISCLAIMER** SADAG is non partisan, respecting diversity of practices and the right to make informed choices. The views and opinions of facilitators and/or representatives belong to the author and do not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of the organization.
S A D A G K Z N 2 0 1 9 SADAG KZN SERVICES SADAG KZN HAS A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS THAT IS READY TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE YOUTH MENTAL MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH HEALTH PROGRAMMES CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS, TRAINING SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS Custom designed TALKS OR PROGRAMMES programmes available ie Training Support Group Leaders Youth led activities, TO BEST SUIT YOUR NEEDS. and Supporting Leaders through Support clubs, Mental Health Literacy, CONTACT US FOR MORE process of running these groups in their respective communities Sustain wellbeing INFORMATION AND PRICING. #mentalhealthmatters #SADAGKZN MENTAL HEALTH SCHOOL MENTAL PSYCHOEDUCATION HEALTH CAMPAIGNS PROGRAMMES This includes a once-off campaign MENTAL HEALTH IN This includes Community on teen suicide, depression, forums, Talks, Presentations, anxiety, bullying, panic and THE WORKPLACE CPD-accredited Training, substance abuse Awareness campaigns Includes Corporate talks, Presentations, Specialised Talks, Wellness packages for Employers & Employees VOLUNTEERS We welcome volunteers to CORNER donate their time and or skills to support us Volunteers monthly meetings First First Friday of the month, 2pm - 4pm in actively Friday Join us for tea and coffee and learn promoting Mental Health in about our current projects and work in KwaZulu-Natal! teams with other volunteers >> Next one on 7 June 2019
WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY, GENEVA 2019 - NCD CHILD EVENT a view on YOUNG PEOPLE WILL CHANGE GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH global Over the past 3 years I have been actively involved in Mental Health Advocacy and have had the privilege to be part of the mental health #mymindourhumanity campaign initiated by the 15 Youth Leaders BY CHANTELLE BOOYSEN from different countries. The Youth Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health was established in July 2018. The campaign was collaboratively coordinated by the BeGOOD Team at the University of Oxford and NCD Child, and funded by the Wellcome Trust. The global campaign disseminated the key findings of The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, to young people worldwide and compiled 3 core goals: * Reduce stigma and promote a view of mental health as a fundamental part of being human; * Integrate young people’s voices, values and experiences into public debate; * Educate young people and inspire them to take action to promote well being in their communities. A major part of the vision for the campaign is to create tangible outcomes that young people can benefit from. We have done this by means of a social media campaign, online challenges, creating local, regional events, integrating young people in high level meetings and launching a Policy Brief that is initiated, created and disseminated by young people Young people under 25 make up to 42% of the worlds population and mental ill-health is currently the leading cause of disability in young people aged 10 to 24. Yet, young people are least likely to access mental health services due to under detection, lack of awareness and help-seeking, and insufficient priority in policy frameworks. The NCD Child Side event hosted next to the United Nations Building in Geneva on 23 May 2019 was used to launch the policy brief with 3 recommendations i.e.  To ensure full and direct participation of young people as well as people with lived experience;  To increase financial investment in early CLICK HERE intervention and prevention programmes and  To strengthen mental health education in schools and universities. to CONTRIBUTE to our impactful programmes Dr Suvira Ramlall These recommendations are designed to empower young people to KZN Director, Specialist Psychiatrist start conversations with your respective governments. It does not Suntosh Pillay dictate the exact needs of every young person, every community or KZN Director, Clinical Psychologist every country but it can be used as a guideline to develop workable, Dr Lynn Norton functional and implementable policies in respective regions. KZN Coordinator, PHD Health Promotion To view the policy brief and read more about the #mymindourhumanity Chantelle Booysen KZN Project Manager & Youth Ambassador campaign visit www.globalmentalhealthcommission.org/policy-briefs SADAG KZN OFFICE CONTACT SADAG NATIONAL HELPLINE Lynn Norton | firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 567 567 Chantelle Booysen | email@example.com www.sadag.org +27 78 278 7047 Newsletter designed by: Chantelle Booysen
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