18 October, 2018 · Mental Health Day Celebrated @ Silver Oaks
World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness on mental health issues worldwide. First organized by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, the event is now held globally and promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services. In Urban Pakistan, research of 2004 suggested that 34% (1 in 3) people suffer from inability to deal with stress and frustration leading to below-par functionality in everyday life – this ratio has risen to an alarming 39% in 2017. It was based on this research that Life Skills’ program, as part of Holistic Child Development, was introduced at Silver Oaks, five years ago. The program is designed as a preventive intervention through education in self-esteem and thinking skills, in order to equip children with tools necessary to deal with everyday challenges. 2018 theme for World Mental Health Day focused on young people: ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’. Correspondingly, Oakian pupils from Grades 1-8, across all campuses, under took English Creative Writing on topics associated with proactively looking after their mental health. Pupils of Pre-school enjoyed red color day with Show & Tell activities.
World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October
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