World Mental Health Day – 10th October

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Caritas Pakistan Islamabad/Rawalpindi (CPIR) celebrated World Mental Health Day under Street Children Project in collaboration with educational center named School of Hope at Rimsha colony, Islamabad on 10th October, 2019.

Numbers of dropouts were being educated through Street children project in supervision of Mr. Liaqat Masih (Project officer CPIR) and the drug addicts were also focused to recover by having regular trauma counseling sessions. Around 50 participants, including students and teachers were gathered for the objective to raise awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people feels hopeful by empowering them to take action and create lasting change.

Ms. Madiha Yaqoob and Mr. Ramiz from Preston University Islamabad were the resource person and had sessions and activities focusing some simple ways to prevent child harassment and also demonstrate relaxation and laughing techniques to get rid of anger than will than ultimately serve to have a peaceful mind and a stable state of mental health.
Both facilitators also conducted separate meeting with Teachers and Street Children project staff and briefed them about improving performance of weaker children by maintaining their psychological state of mind.