Whispers of Serenity Clinic begins workshops on mental health
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.