SAJIDA’S Mental Health Program

We aim to provide a platform for the millions of unheard voices. Through our various initiatives, we seek to ease the anxiety and raise awareness of the often unaddressed issue of mental well-being.

WHY MENTAL HEALTH?

The burden of mental disorders in Bangladesh is high and the benefits of integrating mental health in primary care are enormous in terms of reducing disease burden, treatment gap and cost burden for individuals and families, promoting respect for human rights and overall good health outcomes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  in Bangladesh, over 7.3 million of the adult population struggle with depression every day.

The average suicide rate in Bangladesh is 39.6 people per 100,000, with the most prevalent age group being under the age of 40 years. In Bangladesh suicide is more common in the female demography of the population, especially those suffering from crippling socio-economic conditions.

 

PARTNERS

The Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC), was established in 2017 in partnership with SAJIDA Foundation, it seeks to provide the highest levels of service, geared towards effective care and ensuring availability of supportive mental health care

SAJIDA has partnered with the British Asian Trust to launch a mental health support program. Currently the program has set its focus on providing their services to the frontline healthcare workers, Covid-19 positive patents and their family members.

Kaan Pete Roi, Bangladesh’s first emotional support and suicide prevention helpline, established in 2013, provides a well-being platform for people dealing with various issues related to their mental health.

SAJIDA Foundation with the vision of “Health, Happiness & Dignity for All” has collaborated with Autism Recovery Network (ARN) and set up a centre to provide world-class interventions for children with special needs.

WEBINAR

Mental Health Webinar on Self Care During the Pandemic

Mental Health Webinar on Importance of Quality Sleep

Mental Health Webinar on Empathy in workplace

Mental Health Webinar on Relaxation Techniques

AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

NEWS FROM MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL: SAJIDA AND PHWC LEADING THE WAY

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PHWC ATTENDS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ORGANIZED BY BRAC UNIVERSITY

On 12th October, PHWC’s lead psychiatrist, Dr Ashique Selim participated in a roundtable discussion organized by BRAC University promoting Mental […]