Whis­pers of Serenity Clinic be­gins work­shops on men­tal health

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Whis­pers of Serenity Clinic, the first spe­cialised men­tal well­ness clinic in Oman, launches its new pro­gramme ‘Lets Talk’, a se­ries of work­shops aimed to end the stigma on men­tal health.

The idea of this pro­gramme came into fruition af­ter un­der­stand­ing that men­tal ill­ness touches us all in some form di­rectly or through a friend, fam­ily mem­ber or col­league. Sto­ries of peo­ple who have ex­pe­ri­enced men­tal health is­sues and who are do­ing well can re­ally chal­lenge stereo­types. Sim­i­lar pro­grammes have shown that most peo­ple with men­tal health is­sues can ac­tu­ally re­cover, sim­ply by talk­ing about it.

The first work­shop of the se­ries is ti­tled ‘I am a bride’ and will discuss the stress and anx­i­ety with wed­ding prepa­ra­tions to ful­fil mod­ern-day ex­pec­ta­tions, the fear associated with en­ter­ing a new stage in your life, how to cor­rectly ap­proach your new fam­ily and other use­ful skills to men­tally pre­pare your­self for the next jour­ney.

The work­shop will be de­liv­ered by Men­tal Health con­sul­tant and clinic founder H H Sayyida Basma al Said and will be split into two ses­sions: July 18 and Jul 25. A sec­ond work­shop on July 16 will fo­cus more on teenagers who have re­cently grad­u­ated from high school and are pre­par­ing for their next aca­demic chal­lenge.

This work­shop de­liv­ered by Child Learn­ing and De­vel­op­ment spe­cial­ist Nora al Akhzami will help stu­dents im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, time man­age­ment, choos­ing the right ca­reer path and ad­dress­ing com­mon is­sues of liv­ing alone and home­sick­ness. For more in­for­ma­tion, you can con­tact the clinic through their In­sta­gram page ‘serenity mus­cat’ or by call­ing 99359779.

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