The World Federation for Mental Health organized an unscheduled activity on October 10 in the year 1992 to increase awareness of mental health issues. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2022 is “Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority” and has been set by the World Federation for Mental Health.
To mark World Mental Health Day 2022, Nari Maitree (Rohingya Refugee Response Team of Ukhiya) has arranged a listening group event with our Listening Group and EMAP participants to increase awareness of positive coping and mental health well-being among the Rohingya Refugees of camp-14. The objective of mental health awareness is to promote mental well-being through proper and positive self-care strategies and awareness on addressing mental health issues, the causes, and the process through which they can deal with them. A total 60 of participants attended the session where 45 were female and 15 were male. They expressed that to keep ourselves healthy we need to maintain mental well-being also along with physical well-being, because “No health without mental health”. According to one of the listening group participant Nur Islam, to keep ourselves healthy, we need to take care of our minds as well as our bodies. At the end of the session, one participant from EMAP female group shared that they would take care of themselves by working properly, eating on time, and talking well with everyone to maintain their mental well-being.