On the 18th of November, Afrokanist Magazine will be holding an event on Depression and Healing, the aim of the event is to highlight the importance of addressing Mental Health and to challenge common misconceptions about depression and anxiety, to offer support in identifying common triggers and to provide professional answers to all of your questions regarding depression and anxiety.
Which is why it is a great privilege for us to have Nadia Muwanga join us on the day as a guest speaker, in order to have a further insight into Nadia’s work, we caught up with her for a quick interview.
Afrokanist Magazine: Tells us about yourself and what you do?
Nadia Muwanga: My name is Nadia Muwanga, I am a BSc Psychology graduate, I’ve worked within mental health for fours years. From people suffering from mental health along side addiction, as well as within secondary care mental health services people who have longer term mental health that’s a lot more chronic such as dysthymia to schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders.
I am currently working within the primary care psychological well being services, providing treatment for anxiety and depression is really where my passion lies, everyone has gone through an experience of mental health and I’m such a strong advocate for mental well being and creating awareness about what is out there as well as being able to provide treatment that can help someone’s mental health and aid in the prevention of their mental health deteriorating to the point where it can be worse in the future is important.My stance is that you can be you’re own therapist. I think Mind your Mind is a perfect event for this and to start understanding how.