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Friday, October 9, 2020

World Mental Health Day: Abeokuta Neuropsychiatric Hospital To Hold Virtual Press Conference

 


ABEOKUTA - Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta will tomorrow join the rest of the World to celebrate the World Mental Health Day.


The World Health Organization has set aside this day every year to provide opportunity to raise mental health awareness and to help people with mental illness to live better lives with dignity.


The theme for this year World Mental Health Day is “Mental Health For All: Greater Investment - Greater Access” and the day provides the opportunity for Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, the foremost Psychiatric Hospital in Nigeria to raise awareness on Mental Health Issues and how the hospital had mobilized resources over the years to provide greater access to mental health care delivery in the hospital, community and on the international scene.


According to a press release by the institution's PRO, Abiola Ajibola, activities lined up by the Hospital to celebrate the day, include: a virtual press conference which will be addressed by Dr. Agboola Afis Akanni, the Provost and Medical Director of the Hospital. 


Ajibola said the focus of the Press Conference would be the activities of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro in the Provision of community mental health services in Ogun State and her contribution to mental health care delivery in the country. 


He said, Dr. Amosu Sunday, a Consultant Psychiatrist & Consultant in charge of the Lantoro Annex of the hospital will deliver a lecture on the topic “Mental Health For All: Greater Investment – Greater Access.” at the event.


The major highlight of this year’s celebration of World Mental Health Day by the Hospital will be the discussion on the roll-out and development of Aro Primary Care Mental Health Programme for Ogun State and the speaker on the discussion is Mrs. Olopade Modupe, Chief Nursing Officer & Aro Primary Care Mental Health Field Nurse Supervisor.


The PRO added that, the event in commemoration of the World Mental Health Day will take place via ZOOM meeting ID:86730011476 and PASSWORD: 6eUi7n at 11am prompt.

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