Promoting Mental Health in Nigeria: Prospects of the New Mental Act

Promoting Mental Health in Nigeria: Prospects of the New Mental Act

About 60 million Nigerians are suffering from one form of mental illness or another. Less than 10% of this number has access to quality mental healthcare and only 3% of the government’s health budget, according to estimates by World Health Organization, is allocated to mental health. In addition to these unpleasant statistics, mental health awareness in Nigeria is very low.

Earlier in the year, President Buhari passed the mental health bill into law, replacing the Lunacy Act of 1958. The new legislation, which was in the works for about 2 decades was promoted by the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria in collaboration with other organisations. Practitioners believe that this new Act will improve the delivery of mental healthcare in Nigeria.

Our Speakers at this webinar are Prof. Taiwo Obindo, the president of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, APN and Maimuna Ummi Abdullahi popularly known as Coach Diddi, a master practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming NLP.

The session will be moderated by Kemi Fred-Adetiba, the Executive Director of FIST Africa, who is also a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner and an Identity Coach.

This Webinar is jointly organised by FIST Africa and Madiba Foundation for Good Governance.

Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Time: 3 pm (WAT)

Venue: Zoom

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  1. Good day, please how can I get the recording of the ‘Promoting Mental Health in Nigeria’ Webinar session. Thank you

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