Neem and MacArthur Foundation Host CSO Wellness Training in Abuja

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Neem Foundation, in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation, hosted a wellness session for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) working in humanitarian aid and development. The event, held in Abuja on the 3rd of April 2024, aimed to enhance the mental health capacity of participants, focusing on stress management, resilience, work-life balance, and self-care.

This session marked the fourth in a series, following successful events in Borno State, Kaduna, and Imo State. Participants, comprising grantees and subgrantees under the MacArthur Foundation, gathered to learn essential skills for maintaining their mental well-being amidst the challenges of their work.

The event featured interactive workshops and presentations by mental health experts, providing practical tools and strategies for managing stress and enhancing resilience. Participants engaged in discussions and activities aimed at promoting self-care and improving their overall well-being. They learned about the importance of setting boundaries, practicing mindfulness, and seeking support when needed. The event also emphasized the significance of work-life balance and the impact it has on mental health.

One of the key objectives of the session was to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to identify and address mental health challenges in themselves and their colleagues. By building their capacity in mental health care, the session aimed to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of their work in the long term.

Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing gratitude for the opportunity to focus on their mental well-being. They appreciated the practical advice and tools provided, noting that they would be valuable in their personal and professional lives.

In conclusion, the wellness session organized by Neem Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation was a resounding success, providing valuable insights and resources for CSOs and CBOs working in humanitarian aid and development. By investing in the mental health of these organizations, the event contributes to building a more resilient and effective sector.