Kituo cha Sheria joined the world on the 10th of October 2018 to mark the World Mental Health Day 2018. Kituo Cha Sheria’s Forced Migration Programme (FMP) and partners from the Urban Refugee Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Working Group met in Eastleigh, Nairobi together with 170 youth, Kenyans and Ethiopians, to celebrate that day.
This year’s theme “Youth and mental health in a changing world” is of great importance for Kenyans and refugees alike. In order to raise awareness among the youth for mental health problems and services available, and with the aim of discussing existing issues jointly, several activities such as a skit, a soccer game, and a fashion run by refugee girls were done. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.