Kwara state Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Mrs Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence says the state government under the leadership of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq recognises existence of Mental Health Psychosocial issues in households in the state and will do everything possible to help Kwarans overcome the challenges.
Mrs Oyeyemi who represented Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at a two-day workshop on Mental Health Psychosocial for various stakeholders in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital stated this while presenting the key note address.
She described the workshop as an important milestone in the developmental strides of the state as regards Mental Health Psychosocial support to help seekers and vulnerable individuals who may be experiencing Psychosocial issues as a result of the present pandemic and or other related pressures capable of putting stress on the people of the state.
The Commissioner expressed confidence that the training would go a long way in complementing the effort of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has embarked on people-oriented programmes to ameliorate the conditions of Kwarans.
Mrs Oyeyemi used the occasion, on behalf of the State Government to appreciate tremendous supports received from development patners, the Federal Government and World Bank for the inclusion of Mental Health Psychosocial support service (MHPSS) programme into Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in order to help the people of the state live a healthy life.
While declaring the training workshop on Mental Health Psychosocial support service
open, the Commissioner called on the people of the state to make good use of the opportunity by Keyıng-in into the laudable program.
Also speaking at the occasion, the General Manager, Kwara State Community and Social Development Agency, Engineer Mrs A. O Haruna noted that the training is apt and very crucial in times like this when experiences of displacement due to armed conflict, persecution, pandemics or disasters put significant psychological and social stress on individuals, families and communities.
Mrs Haruna explained that the aims and objectives of the training is to ensure that emergency responses are dignified, participatory, community owned, socially and culturally acceptable as well as maintain protection and well-being of concern by strengthening community and family support among others.
According to her, other objectives include to ensure those persons distressed by Mental Health Psychosocial problems have access to appropriate care, and to ensure that persons suffering from moderate or severe mental disorders have access to essential mental health senvices and to social care.
The General Manager commended the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the Commissioner for Finance and Planing, Mrs Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence for the support rendered towards the actualization of the training workshop.