Abdulrahman Ado, the executive director of regulatory and corporate affairs, at 9mobile, has disclosed that the telecommunication company will sustain advocacy around issues and the importance of mental health and general well-being of Nigerians in support of its efforts towards creating awareness and sensitizing the people by driving the conversation on mental health.
He stated this in commemoration of ‘World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated every October with the theme, ‘Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority’. He stated further that the initiative will provide another unique opportunity for individuals, corporate organizations, and the government to sustain the current advocacy and develop newer ways to tackle mental health challenges.
“This year’s theme underscores the importance of mental health and well-being to everyone and why it should be given utmost priority. It is a critical issue that needs adequate attention, and we at 9mobile will continue to drive the conversation around it to sensitize people and, more importantly, promote a healthier and safer society for all,” Ado stated in line with one of its CSR pillars of ‘Health’ which gave birth to its quarterly health talk series in 2021.
According to him, the virtual health talk series commenced during the Covid-19 pandemic to drive conversations around mental health issues to inspire action and promote well-being. He stated further that the conversation around the importance of mental health and well-being is never-ending, and 9mobile will continue to raise awareness and educate the public through advocacy about the significance of maintaining general well-being and increasing productivity.
“It is important to state that since we started the virtual health talk series in 2021, we have held five consecutive series with tremendous impacts. The topics discussed during previous editions include; ‘Covid-19 and the new normal: Staying mentally healthy in the face of the challenges; ‘Responding to the rising challenge of Hypertension in a pandemic-depressed world’; ‘Managing Stress to Increase Productivity’ ‘Mental health; the myth, the challenge & recovery’ and ‘Loneliness and Mental Health”.