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Outreach programs for student nurses

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

APART from just doing theoretical and practical work in class and the hospital, final year students of the Labasa Sangam College of Nursing are also being assessed through their contribution to health outreach programs this year.

And in line with the mental health awareness program, students are required to perform dramas, mimes and puppet shows, power point presentations and skits in which they are assessed by lecturers this week.

Yesterday, the students visited Waiqele Secondary School for a skit and power point presentation as part of their outreach program.

College director Mahalaksmi Prabhu said such programs were now part of their curriculum activities.

"Now that we are commemorating mental health awareness week, it's only fitting that students reach out to the communities to spread the gospel of mental health," she said.

"There are eight groups and all have been tasked to create awareness of mental health. We started last week and the response from the public and schools have been overwhelming.

"We are aiming to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community and encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle."

Ms Prabhu said the message of the outreach program was well received by the audiences.

"The groups all have performed three times in different places and the audiences just love them.

"Their actions speak more than words as they display or perform dramas of victims of mental illnesses. The message here is for people to take proactive actions against such illness and as the theme says, 'Health Starts with a Conversation'."








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