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Over 500 people attended BNUU’s World Mental Health Day celebrations, officiated by the Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President. We were joined by like-minded organisations and teams from various health services, such as family planning, TB and diabetes screening, HIV/AIDs testing and screening on a procession around Kalongo.

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We organised a climb of the rock in Kalongo, created an opportunity for district officials to hear from self-help group members who presented the current challenges, and allowed some time for reflection. The day ended with a football game between political leaders, civil servants and NGO/private sector workers. Everyone was encouraged to take part.

We received media coverage from television (NBS TV and Bethany TV), radio (talk show sponsored by Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital) and print (with a New Vision article).

On the eve of World Mental Health Day BNUU also held a small gathering with elders and youth around a camp fire. The event provided the opportunity for an open and honest discussion about relationships, including alternative ways of dealing with issues without violence.

Photo credit for gallery images: Fredrick Kimbugwe