Mental Health Advocacy and reforms
Using this website as an educational tool and reference point for factual information, guidance and linkage to professional mental health services across the country. A collection of articles on common mental health topics are available on this website and the contact us page is also available to provide answers to questions and concerns on mental health related issues.
Furthermore, social media outlets including our Facebook page, twitter handle and Instagram will be actively utilized for publicity and information dissemination to the community, especially the teeming youth. Newspaper articles, as well as radio and television programmes, will also be leveraged for our public mental health awareness campaigns.
The push for reforms, via actively partnering and empowering service users (and their organizations) as well as other active mental health advocacy organizations will be vigorously pursued.
Youth Mental Health activities
Here we focus on specific interventions, covering school mental health, campus outreaches and youth leadership camps that will cover specific trainings on emotional intelligence, leadership trainings, life coaching, resilience and self-esteem improvements, motivational trainings as well as drug abuse resistance trainings, amongst others.
The Asido Foundation will provide the necessary expertise for capacity building to a wide array of stakeholders such as service user organizations, management of schools, teachers, human resource managers, youth camps, religious organizations, communities, other non-governmental organizations interested in acquiring some competence in the field of mental health etc.
Jemilia Abubakar Memorial Essay ( JAME ) Competition
JAME Competition is an annual essay competition open to students of Nigerian tertiary institutions. The Competition is in remembrance of Miss Jemila Abubakar who was the pioneer Project Manager for Asido Foundation.
Interactive Monthly Community Engagement ( IMCE )
IMCE is held every month on our telegram page to promote mental health awareness and educate the public on mental health issues.