Many people or individuals within multicultural communities among others South Sudanese consider mental health as taboo and hardly talk about it in the family or community.
Community Minds Care Conversation is designed to help the individual; family, parents, and young people increase their understanding and awareness of mental illness during and post COVID-19 pandemic, promote mental health and wellbeing through community education using face to face workshops, seminars, and conference facilitation and utilization of different media such as social media, including Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.
The program develops recovery-oriented experience, skills, and perspectives. Our community mind care conversations program is delivered online or through workshops and seminars by psychologists, mental health workers, or practitioners and trained moderators with their own lived experience, including parents and family members.
The target cohorts that benefit from the Minds Care Conversation program, include parents, families, schools, local government, businesses, and health and community service providers, emergency, and volunteer groups.
The services help in the referral of individuals, families, parents, and young people to mental health healthcare-specific services, education and information sharing, research development, and dissemination.