Mental health crisis: WOTA engages stakeholders

Mashudu Mambo

A mental health consultancy in Bulawayo, WIN Over Addiction and Trauma (WOTA) has engaged various organisations in the fight against mental health crisis that is fuelling an increase in drug abuse and suicide cases.

WOTA is a private mental health organisation established in 2020. The organisation is a mental health hub that consists of trained and experienced mental health specialists committed to championing mental health issues within our communities and the world at large.

WOTA mental health consultant Bheki Ndlovu said suicide prevention was important as there were a number of people who were affected by mental health issues.

“World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about suicide and mental health issues, and to offer support to those who may be struggling.

“As a mental health institution, this month is an opportunity for us to amplify our message and reach more people who may be in need of support. It is an opportunity to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and to show people that they are not alone in their struggles,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu said they had a number of activities lined up to bring awareness on mental health issues.

“We are doing a number of outreach and workshops this month targeting companies, schools and communities. We are also partnering with different comedians in our different programmes and offering counselling services,” he said.

Ndlovu encouraged the community to seek help on their different mental health challenges.

WOTA offers different programmes that are tailor-made for different individuals and companies.

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