The Greater Accra Chapter of the Forestry Commission Ladies Association (FCLA) in collaboration with the Human Resource Directorate, have organised a talk on“Mental Health Awareness”. This was geared at creating awareness on mental health issues which have become important and topical in the place of work.
The Deputy Chief Executive, Mr Nyadia Sulemana Nelson in his opening remarks, expressed his appreciation to executives of FCLA for organising such an educative program. He mentioned that mental health is important for every human organization at the individual, household and organizational levels because humans are repercussions for productivity.
He also said the different levels of human emotional and psychological composures come together to inform their state of mind and mental health.
Mrs Sandra Frempong, Greater Accra Chapter President of FCLA, expressed gratitude to members for attending the Health Talk. She also thanked the Executives of the Association for the great work done and the Director of Human Resource Department, Mrs. Anne Brown, for supporting the program.
Hon. Musah Superior, Deputy Chief Executive, mentioned that people who are not sound mentally have issues with stimulation and marginalization. He also said the Health Talk will help staff to find dignifying lifestyles for themselves whether at home or at the workplace.
The Resource Person for the event, Dr. Albert Sedohia, a Specialist Psychiatrist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, gave an insightful presentation on the theme. He defined mental health as “the state of complete wellbeing which includes one’s ability to cope with and/or handle daily stresses, relate with others, make healthy choices and contribute positively to the larger society”. The presentation touched on causes of mental illness; mental disorders; impact of mental health on productivity and healthy life choices.
The event was climaxed with a question and answer session.