Awareness Campaign to Observe World Mental Health Day 2017

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 17:00

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day on 10th October. The theme of this year is "Mental Health in the Workplace".  As a part of this worldwide awareness campaign, the Counseling Unit of BRAC University has been organizing month long mental health awareness programs since 2013. The quality of the work environment impacts on employee’s emotional and mental health. An unhealthy work environment can have negative impacts on employee’s mental health and their functioning. On the other hand, a healthy work environment can flourish an employee’s potentials.

This year, the Counseling Unit has taken initiatives to organize different awareness programs inside and outside the campus both in the October and November months by focusing on this year’s theme as well as other aspects of mental health. It includes: Awareness Campaign, participation in the Rally and Human Chain in front of Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh, development of Mental Health Policies and Guidelines of BRAC University, development of the Peer Support Program, organization of various Workshops on different Psychosocial topics for the members of BRAC University and BRAC, and conduction of a Series of Workshops at Residential Campus of BRAC University.

On October 10, 2017, the Counseling Unit arranged Mental Health Awareness Campaign inside the campus. It included showing video presentations on different psychosocial aspects, giving affirmations in the heart shape cards to the students, faculty members and staff of BRAC University. This campaign was highly accepted and appreciated by the BRAC University family.