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Youth involvement positive

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE involvement of youths in raising awareness in eradicating stigma associated with mental health is a positive sign towards building a stronger community-based network for people who suffer from a mental health problem.

These were the words of the Medical Superintendent at the St. Giles Hospital Dr Peni Biukoto after fully endorsing 15 volunteers from the Youth Champs 4 Mental Health organisation (YC4MH) to conduct 20 hours of community service at the hospital for a period of one month.

"We support the community service program and the participation of youths in advocacy and awareness campaigns on mental health, especially on eradicating stigma towards mental health issues and persons suffering from mental health problems," Dr Biukoto said.

"The participation of YC4MH volunteers at the hospital is an important example of the collaborative partnership between health service and the community groups, such as NGOs."








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