NGO To Train 1000 Wives Of Military Personnel On Mental Health Issues

19 September 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA

About one thousand wives of military personnel across various barracks in the country are to be trained on the management of mental health issues.

The Director of a Non government organisation, The Support Nest Initiative, Mrs Bukola Ugbuji made this known at the train the trainer workshop at Lungi barracks in Abuja.

Mrs Ugbuji said the training was put together in Collaboration with Ilera Initiative to train the wives of military personnel to become mental health counsellors for effective management of issues.

The Director who said twenty participants benefited from the first phase promised to empower one thousand spouses of officers and soldiers in the next twelve months.

On his part, the Lead facilitator from the Ilera Initiative Mr Yomi Oloko was optimistic that the training would help address traumatic situations encountered by personnel.

The Commanding officer 7 Guards Battalion, Lieutenant colonel Muktar Daroda who observed that mental health cases Could lead to some addictive habits agreed that the workshop would impact positively on the participants.

Some of the Participants Mrs Zainab Mohammed and Kauna Auta said they have been empowered with the basic knowledge for the management of mental health issues.

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