World Mental Health Day 2022: Spotlighting local action to create global change
Oct 10, 2022
The theme of World Mental Health Day this year is making mental health for all a global priority.
WMHD helps us take stock of the bigger picture - to celebrate all the gains made in the mission to destigmatise the topic of mental health and improve access to services; to highlight how far there is still to go; and to mobilise the energy and resources needed to keep moving forward. But that big picture is always made up of infinite small ones.
Global change comes from countless local actions.
Local and community-based organisations and activists around the world are a driving force in that mission.
For this video series, we spoke 6 people working at the frontlines of mental health care, activism and advocacy in Kenya to learn about their experiences of working to make mental health for all a priority in their communities. Here's what they had to say:
Msafiri Albert, Music and Minds
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Yvonne Gache, Green String Network
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Emmanuel Brian, The Stronger Project
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Lucy Karambu, Resilient Woman
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Pascal Omondi, Afrikala Arts
Thank you to Patrick Ondiek, Reiff Gaskell and Andrew Morgan for filming, editing and animation.