Deputy national coordinator of the Association of Nigeria Women Business Network, Angela Ajala has said mental health must be an organisation culture that employers must create an organizational culture that destigmatizes mental health issues.
Ajala, who doubles as the executive director, Ladela Schools, disclosed this on Wednesday at the “I am Nigeria Women Achievers Conference Award 2022.”
She said” it is important that as we end this year, we should have tips and strategies that will support our mental health because if we are not mentally alert, we cannot be productive in our work places, even in our professional lives and homes. Ajala said mental health is part of the daily stress we go through in our lives and if we can overcome these stresses, we will be productive in our work places, at home even in the choices we make.
“Creating a workplace culture that values mental health does not need to be a costly endeavor,” he said.
Also, SDF founder, Sa’adety Adamu said it is very important for us to always create awareness, education can never be enough in dealing with mental health, that’s the only way people can understand the seriousness involved in mental health.
She tasked NGOs, CSOs and government agencies to always help talk about mental health issues.
The convener and chairperson, I am Nigeria Women Achievers, Hajia Asana Abubakar, advocated for women to speak in one unity and one voice, adding that we need to come together and understand our challenges that to address this challenge we must multi-task ourselves, help each other’s and lift each other.