Please note that this is a free virtual event. To register for the course, please click the link below.

Leadership Institute Short Courses have launched! A number of free short courses will be taking place during the course of this term and are open to the public. To attend, all you need to do is register and join us online – it’s completely FREE.

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 at 19h00 (CAT / GMT +2). Click here to register.

Through My Eyes: My Mental Health Journey

Presenter: Ms Carey de Coning

Mental health stigma operates in society, it is internalised by individuals, and is attributed by some health professionals. This acts as a barrier to individuals who may seek or engage in treatment services.

Stigma happens when a person defines someone by their illness rather than who they are as an individual.

For people with mental health issues, the social stigma and judgement they experience can make their problems worse, making it harder to recover. It may cause the person to avoid getting the help they need because of the fear of being stigmatised.

Others’ judgments almost always stem from a lack of understanding rather than information based on facts. Learning to accept your condition and recognise what you need to do to treat it, seeking support, and helping educate others can make a big difference.

People with Mental Illness Can Be Successful – Mental illness doesn’t need to be an obstacle to employment. In fact, mental illness may be correlated with success in certain professions. We all go through tough times and people help us through them. Other times we have been worried about other people’s mental health. Whether they are a friend, family member or colleague, there are many ways to support somebody you care about, starting with knowing the facts.

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 at 19h00 (CAT / GMT +2). Click here to register.