On Friday, October 13th, Ms. Kula Hache, the Secretary Administration of the State Department for Youth Affairs, officiated the closing day of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Staff Wellness program. The event, organized by the State Department for Youth Affairs, included free medical check-ups for staff members, addressing various non-communicable diseases and eye conditions.
Ms. Hache assured the staff that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is committed to prioritizing their physical wellness, with a particular emphasis on mental health. She emphasized the importance of mental well-being in enhancing overall healthcare and, consequently, improving the Ministry’s performance. Urging staff members to take their mental health seriously, she encouraged seeking medical attention for stress or depression.
Expressing gratitude to the Counseling Unit for organizing the program, Ms. Hache remarked, “I appreciate the effort to take care of our entire work family.” Dr. Pius from the Meditest clinic delivered a lecture on mental health during the program. He highlighted the potential physical and health consequences of unaddressed mental health issues, emphasizing the global crisis surrounding mental health and the need for individuals to prioritize their mental well-being.
The event was attended by Director Youth Development, Emily Maina, and Director Zipporah Konga.