World Mental Health Day 2016
28 Sep 2016
We are very happy to invite you to a special mental health celebration being organized on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2016 by the PRIDE Project, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and supported by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance. Events will run from 6th – 10th October at the Durga Puja Festival at B-Block Puja Ground, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi. This event is part of our ongoing "Voices for Health" series.
The event has been curated around this year’s WHO theme for Mental Health Day, “psychological first aid”, and is aimed at increasing awareness of basic mental health first aid and to empower especially young people to understand better how to help and support their peers who may face mental health challenges.
The celebration will showcase an interactive and thought-provoking multi-media exhibit and special music and theatre performances by New Delhi-based organizations engaged with adolescents and youth including Quicksand, Youth Ki Avaaz, Dribble Academy, Music Basti, Manzil, and Shapno Ekhon.
Voices for Health is a joint effort of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and the Public Health Foundation of India, aimed at engaging people and communities to better understand public health and to educate them about key determinants of emergent heath issues. This initiative is planned as a series of public engagement events that will bring together biomedical researchers with policy makers, social scientists, health workers, media and other stakeholders to talk about important health issues. Each event will focus on a public health topic of contemporary interest. The series will aim to demystify science and myths, disseminate latest health research and share perspectives of experts and people.
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