The Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy of Nigeria (ACMPN) is set to host its annual Mental Health Awareness Week with press conference and a walk today, Friday 13th May at noon.
According to the association’s President, Dr. Tolulope Oko-Igaire, it would be celebrating the 2022 Mental Health Week with an awareness walk with the theme “Loneliness” slated to hold on Friday 13th May at noon. She added that the take-off location is the Central Mosque, Lekki Phase One, Lekki Lagos.
The week event commenced from 9th to 14th May 2022. It would induct new members to its association, and a Cocktail party would also be organised on 14th May 2022 at Civic Center by 10 am.
Other activities to commemorate the Mental Health Awareness Week include press briefings, lectures, and symposiums.
Mental Health Awareness Week is observed from the tenth to the sixteenth day of May in the United Kingdom and celebrated in the USA throughout May every year.
ACMPN is established to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling, matchmaking and psychotherapy. Its work promotes best practice and the development of the profession as well as safeguards the public. It is also the link between those who are looking for services in the areas of counselling, matchmaking & psychotherapy and those who provide such professional services. In addition, it set and maintains practice and training standards, and provides a forum where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques, and methodologies.
Establishing itself apart from the rest as a multi-disciplined association, which specializes in holistic techniques, ACMPN’s membership also includes medical practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, coaches, stress consultants, NLP practitioners, clergy, educators, mental health therapists, and others in the helping, healing sector, as well as those providing matchmaking services, which is crucial for relationship health and wellbeing.