EKEDC Partnered with Institute of Counseling in Nigeria for Mental Health Awareness Week
Eko Electric Distribution Company (EKEDC) partnered with the Institute of Counseling in Nigeria for Mental Health Awareness Week 2023. This collaboration aims to promote mental health awareness and well-being among EKEDC’s employees and the general public.
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, mental health issues are often stigmatized, leading to a lack of awareness and support. EKEDC recognizes the importance of mental health and is committed to promoting it among its employees and the larger community.
Mental Health Awareness Week, which is observed annually, focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting mental well-being. This year’s theme is anxiety, and it aims to shed light on the impact of anxiety on people’s lives.
Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It can manifest in different ways, including panic attacks, social anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Despite its prevalence, anxiety is often stigmatized, and many people suffer in silence.
The Institute of Counseling in Nigeria is a leading organization in the field of mental health and well-being. It has a wealth of experience in providing support and training to individuals and organizations on mental health issues. The partnership with EKEDC is a testament to the commitment of both organizations to promote mental health awareness and well-being.
EKEDC as championed by the Executive Director Dr. Tinuade Sanda prioritizes the mental health of its staff and has been partnering with the Institute of Counseling for years and quite a number of mental health interventions have been made. This includes workshops, seminars, and training sessions on topics such as stress management, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.
The Executive Director of the Institute of Counseling, Dr. Tolu Oko-Igaire, also expressed her excitement about the partnership, saying, “We are delighted to partner with EKEDC to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing. This collaboration will help us reach a wider audience and provide support to those who need it. We believe that together, we can make a significant impact on mental health in Nigeria.”