As part of Mental Health Day Awareness month Akkara Foundation organized the
community event at Govt. Old Age Home Paravanadukkam. The event was mainly for the inmates of old age Home; 32inmates participated in the event. The programme started at 10.45am with inaugural function ;welcome speech by Mr. Muhammad Yasir, Manager Akkara Foundation under the presidency of Mrs. Aasiyamma E, Matron Govt. Old age Home,The
superintendent of Govt. Old age Home Mr. B Mohanan inaugurated the function by lightening the lamp and he addressed the importance of mental health among individuals and
emphasizing the importance of mental well-being and acknowledging the need for such
awareness classes in the elderly care facility. The project coordinator of Akkara Foundation Mr. Subin K expressed his gratitude to the speakers and the people who were present.
The session named “Mental Health After 60” was lead by Mr. Muhammad Nuhman,
Consultant psychologist of Akkara Foundation created an interactive session with the participants and conveyed his message about the importance of mental health after 60 and the inmates had opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.After the session the social work trainees from Central University of Kerala Ms. Liya S Jith and Lizana Farwin took the class on “physical health and it’s importance on mental health”. The sessions finished by 12.30pm.In the afternoon, recreational activities were organized to promote social engagement and mental stimulation among the inmates
The inmates enjoyed and actively participated in the activities coordinated by the social work trainees of Sree Sabareesa College, Kottayam and Interns from Psychology department under the guidance of Mr. Jinil Raj J R (Centre Head, Akkara Foundation), Ms. Fathimath Thasniya (HoD, Psychology Department), Mr. Mohammed Faris( HoD, Special Education Department). The activities included games and music to uplift the spirits of the elderly residents. The programme finished by 4.00p