Youth mental health week MBS and Liverpool BAME communities

Day 1: 28/10/21.

The day commenced at 10:00 am with registration of 48 young people from 5-18yrs.

Children where excited about the day as majority had attended last year’s sessions and new ones ofcourse didn’t know what to expect!!. We had our meet and greet session and warm up..

Children 5-9yrs children had a morning of emotional expression by LD nurse Solage and an afternoon with social worker Rose katana. They covered scenarios on describing personalities using art and colours. It was great to see children define happiness, patience, care and mental strength. We also had children that defined dark thoughts and confussion via art… But this then helps with our coping mechanism session on day 3. We also had older children cover some theories on mental illness and keeping safe under social care pollicies.

Many thanks to our voluteers.
Ms. Rose katana
Ms. Solage
Mrs. Sarah Kauma kavuma
Mr. Michael okello
Mr. Benjamin Oloya Odwongo (Trustee).
Ms Josephine Asiimwe
Mrs. Milly Kiyimba.

Day 2. 29/10/2021.

Day 2 commenced with our “ask the police officer” session for community connection. Many thanks to merseyside police inspector Cassie Cunningham and PC Devanna Dawn Michelle Olufemi for your time with our Bame young people.

Day 3 : 30/10/2021

This was our mental health during crisis by Ajit Rughoo ( operations manager NHS) and later coping mechanisms with Ms. Christine Namasembe ( CPN NHS)

Many thanks to the national lottery , team MBS, UCAL community and Merseyside police for supporting this activity.

 

Yours sincerely

Justine Nakimuli Kigozi
CEO and founder MBS for mental health in BAME UK.

Annual young peoples BAMe Mental Health awareness seminar!

Our annual young peoples BAMe mental health awareness seminar is on in liverpool Merseyside during OCT half term.

We will have the children for 3 full days in which meals and transport will be provided. The sessions will start at 10;00am and finish at 4pm. Our children really enjoyed this last year and many have been looking forward to the next.

Sessions are for young people aged;

5-9yrs
&
10-19yrs.

Speakers from NHS, social care and the police.

Theme which will cover mental health during crisis is.: YOUR NOT ALONE.

Venue: TBC

Topics on undestanding culturally sensitive parenting, behavioural change, eating disorder disorders , loss of freedom through criminality, imprisonment of Mind body and soul#mindset will be covered for 10-19yrs and many others.

While 5-9yrs will cover a soft version covering areas of mental health and well being by CAMHS team.

I will contact parents once again in 1st week of oct for details and any questions.

Sincerely

Justina Nakimuli Kigozi
CEO MBS for mental health &Vice Chair UCAL.

Running Half Marathon (The Big Half)

by Benjamin Oloya Odwongo in Croydon, England, United Kingdom

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/running-half-marathon-the-big-half Please join him and make a difference? Every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much

HOW IT WENT DOWN!

Finishing point.. all money goes to MBS for mental Health in BAME UK #mentalhealth and wellbeing for all!visit us on https://www.cphmindbodyandsoul.org.uk/

BAME, Youth work experience with Merseyside Police 2021

#MentalHealthforAll #WorkExperiences #BAMECommunity

This week Mind Body and soul in partnership with Merseyside Police’s Community Engagement Unit and youth club teamed up to offer nine young people the chance to take part in a week-long work experience scheme at Merseyside Police.

On Day 1 students had four classes; Road traffic, Matrix, Firearms and Dog handlers. Speaking to the students at the end of the first day, all had a fantastic time and couldn’t wait for day 2. “I would like to thank the parents for getting all the participants ready on time” Ben.

Day 2 was a lot more relaxed and exciting considering the first day, according to the students. Most of the morning was spent in class learning about Code of Ethics in the police. Decision makings and how to gather information before making or taking decisions. They then learnt about handcuffing techniques and why they are used, getting the practical sense. The afternoon started off with Matrix – cutting doors to gain entry to stop evidence being destroyed. Students then went back to classroom for more mental work. Read More

Summer youth project with Merseyside Police

The CEO and founder MBS for Mental health in BAME communities UK would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone working with MBS especially Merseyside police, WODIN and NHS UK.

Our summer youth project with merseyside police to help improve self esteem, resilience, instill confidence and support the BAME youth develop better relationship with police commences on 2/08/21 ending on 06/08/21. The project is a joint venture put together with merseyside police and MBS for mental health in BAME communities UK.  It will be facilitated by PC: Cragg Phillip supported by our MBS truestee Mr. Ben Oloya Odwongo.

The project accepted 10 youth from Merseyside BAME communities who where vetted prior to joining the project.

Please look out for our daily updates on YouTube, twitter and facebook pages….

Sincerly

Justina kigozi Nakimuli
CEO MBS for mental health in BAME communities UK
#4 abetter mental health for BAME..

Updates to our team

Greetings from MBS for Mental Health UK.

With Covid almost out of the way. we need to start planing for next steps. The Vision of eradicating Mental health in Our communities remains close to my heart as CEO  and FOUNDER.

We are now a registered CIO in UK under MBS for Mental Health in BAME communities UK.

Reg no:1193365

Our Trustees are on board are listed as:

Ms. Rose Katana(childrens’ social worker UK)

Mr. Benjamin Oloya ( HARD FM ENGINEER UK)

MR. Enock Kiyaga ( LA Manchester and Kabakas’ representative in UK)

Our administrator remains: Mr. Charles Senteza

Accountant in Uganda: Addy Ssonko.

Accountant in UK: Josephine Asiimwe

Media advisor: Miss Culton Scovia Nakamya

Lawyers and legal representatives in Uganda: Mr. Kliff Katamba and Mr. Allan Ssempala

UK: Mr. Joel Ssemakula.

In 2020 we aborted the state of mind week Uganda due to covid-19 crisis.  However we will be organizing one around 2022 in Uganda.

We had a very successful  mental health youth seminar at All- saints church Kensington in Liverpool from 28/10/2020 to 31/10/2020. This was a social distancing seminar and attended by over 60 young people from Merseyside.  It was co-facilitated by NHS and  Mersey side police.
Please see website and Facebook page for details: cphmindbodyandsoul.org.uk

We have since continued with our weekly community mental health awareness sessions via zoom. We Provide these to local communities in UK supported by NHS  colleagues and we have been  attracting global audiences .

Our youtube channel on mental health in BAME communities  is also running under mind body and soul with useful content. Please do subscribe and encourage others to do so.

Our organizational website is regularly updated by our dedicated administrator.

In Uganda we continue running psychological sessions led by our psychotherapist @256705239998 in partnership with Kampala International medical Center. 

We will keep you posted on our up coming 2021 mental health awareness projects for both adults and young people.

Lastly please join me in congratulating our own Colleague and medical consultant in Uganda Dr. Bayigga Lulume on winning a seat in parliament as Buikwe MP for DP. We wish him all the best on this new exciting journey.

Yours Sincerely

Justine Kigozi Nakimuli
CEO and Founder MBS for mental Health in BAME UK.