CHELD partnered with the students of the psychology department, University of Uyo to organise an awareness walk to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The purpose was to sensitise the students and the entire community on the importance of mental health to a person’s overall well-being.
The walk commenced at the Department of Psychology and traversed significant parts of the city. The route was thoughtfully planned to maximise our impact. During the walk, we made crucial stops at Ibom Plaza, Barracks Road, and Dakkada Roundabout. These sites were chosen for their high footfall and visibility, ensuring that our message reached a broad cross-section of the Uyo population.
CHELD played a pivotal role in the campaign by designing and providing funds for the printing of pamphlets which contained information on the rights of persons with mental illness as codified in the National Mental Health Act and inspiring placards with motivational messages.