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Mental Health Champions starts online training

About six million Kenyans suffer from common mental conditions

In Summary

• Programme was inspired by the negative psychological effects of Covid-19 

Counselling psychologist Dr Margaret Kagwe awards Joyce
Counselling psychologist Dr Margaret Kagwe awards Joyce
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Support programme Mental Health Champions recently launched its first online training aid to help bridge the gap of mental health practitioners in the country.

The function was held at Jacaranda Hotel, Westlands. Some 27 graduands were awarded with certificates of achievement in mental health and declared ready to provide preventative mental illness tools to society.

MHC founder Dr Margaret Kagwe said about six million Kenyans suffer from common mental conditions, such as stress and anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

"The negative psychological effects of Covid-19 have created a gap in coping with stress, which has inspired me to create Mental Health Champions to serve our communities,” she said.

Sia Consultancy relationship manager Noreen Ngami
Sia Consultancy relationship manager Noreen Ngami
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Mental health practitioners Himanot Kelemu and Peter Muthee
Mental health practitioners Himanot Kelemu and Peter Muthee
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Gakwandi Ariane poses with her certificate of achievement
Gakwandi Ariane poses with her certificate of achievement
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Harrison Ochieng awarded a certificate by Koko Mohamed
Harrison Ochieng awarded a certificate by Koko Mohamed 
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Afya Rekod founder John Kamara
Afya Rekod founder John Kamara
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