Discover Must-Read Insights and Resources for Navigating Technology and Social Media in Our New Newsletter

Welcome to GYMHA Global Newsletter – July Edition
Welcome to the July edition of the GYMHA Global Newsletter! As we continue to navigate the ever-changing world of technology and social media, it’s essential to stay informed and aware of the impact it has on our daily lives. Our team of experts has compiled valuable insights and resources on the effects of screen time on youth, navigating screen time for kids, and how to protect and empower domestic staff against abuse.
We also explore the impact of social media on modern society and provide tips and strategies to stop the cycle of harmful online behavior. Additionally, we address mental health in the workplace, dealing with burnout, and the Syndrome of Grasshopper Mentality.
We are excited to announce the Rekordbreakers Global Award, celebrating exceptional achievements. We also provide information on fully-funded scholarship opportunities and grant opportunities for those looking to make a positive impact in their community.
Join us for the most anticipated Stress Management Revolutions Summit & Awards 2024 and take advantage of our volunteering opportunities. Meet our newest Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Joie Sophia. Don’t forget to check out the Safe Life Guide Mobile App, which equips you with valuable information and resources to stay safe and healthy in our digital world.
Thank you for being a part of the GYMHA Global community. Stay informed, stay connected, and stay empowered. We look forward to providing you with valuable insights and resources in our next edition.
Best regards,
The GYMHA Global Team.


The Hidden Effects of Screen Time on Youth

By Jude E.

In today’s digital age, screens are everywhere. From smartphones to tablets, computers to televisions, youths are immersed in a sea of digital content. While technology offers numerous benefits, it’s essential to understand the impact of screen time on our younger generation. In this blog post, we’ll explore the effects of screen time on youths, backed by facts and evidence-based statistics. We’ll also provide insights on how to manage screen time effectively.
What is Screen Time?
Screen time refers to the amount of time spent using devices with screens, such as televisions, computers, tablets, and smartphones. For youths, screen time can include activities like watching videos, playing video games, using social media, and browsing the internet.

 The Hidden Effects of Screen Time on Youth


Protect and empower domestic staff: How to take action against abuse

By Mary-Anne Ifeoma

Every day, we come across cases of abuse meted out on domestic staff, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Most times the victims are reluctant to report such cases for fear of being stigmatized by the very people who are supposed to protect them. This then escalates into various degrees of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. If there’s no proper intervention, victims who are not emotionally stable might start having suicidal thoughts. We don’t want them to get to this level.
Here are some steps to take:
* Listen to their story with an open mind, offer emotional support and encourage them to report to local authorities.
* If possible, gather evidence of the abuse such as photos, videos, or witness statement
* Report the abuse to the police or social welfare
* Their well-being is paramount; Help them find a safer place, and if possible, assist them in getting a new job.
* Offer emotional support. Provide counselling resources and help them connect with friends and help them connect with friends and families.
* Do some background checks on a new employer to avoid a situation of moving from one abuse zone to another.
These issues exist in our communities. When we come across such incidents, let’s not hesitate to encourage them to seek help and support them throughout the process.
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The Impact of Social Media on Modern Society

By Jude E.


Social media has transformed the way we communicate, share information, and engage with the world. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn have become integral parts of our daily lives. But what are the implications of this constant connectivity? In this blog post, we will explore the impact of social media on modern society, backed by relevant statistics and evidence. We’ll discuss its influence on communication, mental health, privacy, and more, providing insights that are essential for understanding the digital age.



Stop the Cycle of Harmful Online Behavior with These Strategic Tips

By Mary-Anne Ifeoma

Protecting young people against the negative impacts of online screen times cannot be overemphasized.
Some of these activities have greatly affected their mental health leading to issues ranging from, low self-esteem, insecurities, social comparison, addictiveness, cyberbullying, hate speech, and violence.
Coping with some damaging effects of social media requires a combination of self-care, boundary-setting, and strategic actions.
Steps to adopt:
*Believe in yourself.  Engage in Self Confidence Building Sessions. Parents/Guardians have a huge role to play.
* Desist from responding or reacting to certain comments.
* Make use of the social Media blocking or reporting features to limit the perpetrator’s access to your content.
*Consider taking a social media break.
*Be positive. Engage or follow accounts that inspire and uplift you.
*Seek professional support. Talk to family, friends, or a therapist about your feelings and experiences.
*Always report to appropriate authorities or trusted friend
*Leverage on the positive benefits of social media which far outweighs the negatives.
You have the power to control your online experience. Reach out for help and prioritize your emotional well-being.
Do you know someone going through this? Have you had a personal experience? Please kindly share your stories below.
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Navigating Screen Time for Kids Tips and Insights for Modern Parents

By Jude E.


In today’s digital age, managing screen time for children is a growing concern for many parents. With technology becoming an integral part of daily life, balancing the benefits and downsides of screen time is crucial. This blog post aims to provide parents with evidence-based insights and practical tips on managing screen time effectively. We’ll explore relevant statistics, expert recommendations, and practical strategies to help you create a healthy digital environment for your kids.
The Importance of Managing Screen Time
Managing screen time is essential for children’s physical, mental, and social development. Excessive screen time can lead to issues like eye strain, sleep disturbances, and reduced physical activity.



Syndrome of grasshopper mentality

By Pastor Jonathan Biowei

I want to express my profound gratitude to Prof. Jude, the GYMHA community and The Almighty God for this great opportunity to serve humanity.
You cannot make progress in life with a grasshopper mentality. Grasshopper mentality is the enemy of progression but the best friend of retrogression.
Grasshopper mentality is negativity that saps your energy. It drains you. It kills your future.
Grasshopper mentality is a negative mentality that belittles and makes you vulnerable. It is a negative energy that destroys from within.
This mentality belittles you but empowers your enemy. It downplays everything about you, and amplifies everything about your enemy.




Rekordbreakers Global Award: Celebrating Exceptional Achievements

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Rekordbreakers Global Award, recognizing individuals from Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia who have made significant contributions in various fields.
The award honors World Rekordbreakers who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in:
– Academic Excellence
– Professional Achievement
– Leadership and Management
– Innovation and Technology
– Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership
– Social Impact
– Creative Arts and Culture
– Healthcare and Medicine
– Environmental Stewardship
– Humanitarian Service
– Sports Excellence
– Philanthropy and Community Service
This esteemed award recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact in their respective fields, inspiring others with their remarkable achievements. Nominate a deserving individual today!
Nomination Guidelines:
– Submit nominations to the chairman, award committee, Prof. David David:
– Deadline: August 13, 2024
– Requirements:
– Single file email submission
– Proposed citation (max. 25 words)
– Detailed justification statement (max. 500 words)
– Explicit indication of impact
– At least three reasons for nomination
– Detailed CV for the nominee
– Nominations are valid for three years and can be resubmitted or updated
– Awards Committee evaluates nominations based on merit
– Late submissions will not be accepted
Note: Self-nominations are excluded. Email your nomination package to the Awards Committee Chair, Prof. David David before the deadline.

Join Us for the Most Anticipated Stress Management Revolutions Summit & Awards 2024!

We are excited to extend a warm invitation to our valued attendees for the 5th Revolution of the Global Summit: Stress Management Revolutions Summit & Awards 2024! This year’s summit is poised to be an event like no other, focusing on recognizing and managing stress, fostering healthy habits, and preventing its adverse effects on mental and physical health.
Organized by Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated, Australia, in partnership with the esteemed Well-being Health Retreat Reconnect Foundation and other organizations, this online event is a can’t-miss opportunity. And the best part? It’s free for general entry, thanks to the support of our generous donors and sponsors.


Mark your calendars for Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2024, for an engaging and enlightening two-day summit on Zoom. Take part in quiz competitions with the chance to win cash prizes, including $500, and gain valuable insights from over 40 speakers and panelists from various industries.



Mindful Moments with GYMHA Twitter Show

Hello everyone!
We’re thrilled to invite you to our Sixth episode of Mindful Moments with GYMHA Twitter Show.
Theme: Dealing with Burnout for a Healthier You.


Join us every first Monday of the month @
Facilitator: Lawal Merit Ifeoma
Content Creator and Founder at Alpha Girls, GYMHA Board Member, Ambassador and Social Media Director
Guest Speaker: Mayowa Seun Faye
Entrepreneur, Technologist, Founder at Maof Business Global Ventures and Empower Me Build A Nation (EMBAN).
We look forward to seeing you at our next show.
For more information, please inbox


How to manage mental health in the workplace

Hello Everyone,
We are thrilled to announce the Eleventh GYMHA Mind Matters Talk Show episode, designed to captivate and stimulate your mind.
Theme: How to manage mental health in the workplace
Watch the recording at
Join our next show at:
Hope you can join us!
For any enquiries, please email


SAFE LIFE Guide Mobile App

Hello everyone,

Associate Professor Manaan Kay, a renowned Speaker and Psychiatrist who is one of our collaborators, has built an application for Mental Wellbeing, Resilience and Suicide Prevention.
It is free for all patients and family members and provides a range of features like safety planning, the HOPE resilience plan, an alcohol diary, a mood diary, a habit tracker, a medication log, a safety tracker, etc. Will you please share this information with your network and if you have any suggestions would love to hear from you.
SAFE LIFE Guide is available on Apple ( and Android (
Kind regards, Jude.


Introducing Our Newest Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Joie Sophia

We are pleased to introduce Joie Sophia as the newest Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated.
Joie is currently pursuing her degree in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Rwanda (2021-2025). Her dedication to improving community health and wellbeing, particularly through empowering youth about mental health wellness, is evident in her academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Experience and Accomplishments
Joie is a registered member of GYMHA and brings with her a wealth of experience:
  • Co-founder of Ubwonko Center (Brain Center): A youth-led non-profit organization aimed at reducing mental health stigma.
  • Rwanda Mental Health Nurse Student Association: An active member contributing to the field of mental health.
  • Certifications:
  • Digital Health Batch 2 Course by Oasis Health Rwanda
  • Regional Research Symposium 2023, organized by the University of Rwanda’s Center for Mental Health and FXB Rwanda
Skills and Attributes
  • Proactive and a quick learner
  • Prioritizes clients’ comfort and emotional well-being
  • Detail-oriented
  • Possesses a genuine passion for humanitarian work and the well-being of vulnerable communities
Joie’s enthusiasm and commitment to making a positive impact align perfectly with GYMHA’s mission. We are confident that her contributions will be invaluable to our organization and the communities we serve.
Please join us in welcoming Joie Sophia to the GYMHA team!

Volunteering Opportunities at the Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Inc.

Location: Online/Virtual Meeting
Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated is a charitable organization established in Australia since 2019, is dedicated to fostering a culture of kindness and empathy through global mental health awareness initiatives. Our mission is to provide individuals with valuable resources to enhance resilience, forge meaningful connections, and empower them to lead a life of greater well-being. Through promoting acts of kindness, we believe in fostering positive experiences that contribute to personal growth and well-being.
Are you a passionate, self-motivated individual, social worker, or expert looking to make a positive impact globally? Join our remarkable team at GYMHA as a volunteer. Volunteers play a crucial role in conducting research, creating content, and sharing presentations on social platforms to raise awareness and establish relationships with partners and sponsors worldwide.
  • Passion for helping others and social causes
  • Positive attitude, commitment, and reliability
  • Age requirement: 18 years and above
  • Proficiency in graphic design and content writing is advantageous
  • Experience in mental health research and advocacy
Volunteering Benefits:
  • Access to free training, sponsorships, and certificates
  • Engagement with the global community
  • Networking opportunities with mental health professionals and experts
  • International recommendations and more
We invite individuals from around the world to join our team dedicated to promoting children and youth mental health through positive initiatives.
For inquiries, sponsorships, partnerships, and registrations, visit Alternatively, send your application/CV via WhatsApp at +61481857086 or email
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Signed: GYMHA Leadership Team

Grant Opportunities:

  1. Healthy Communities Grants: Invest in local programs supporting Victoria’s children, youths, and families facing health barriers. Up to $150,000 available for ideas breaking down systemic barriers affecting marginalized communities’ health. Apply by 9am, Wednesday 31 July.
  1. VicHealth
New sponsorship applications are now open! For the first time ever, sponsorship is available year-round, assessed quarterly. Get up to $10,000 per event. Apply today!


Global News, Fully Funded Scholarship and Important Links

Wellbeing Reconnection Foundation invites you to join a blissful Let’s Meditate hosted by Sharada and Tony
Theme: Blissful and Healing by Sharada and Tony
Maternal Education Prospectively Predicts Child Neurocognitive Function: An Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Study
Full article:
Support lines: Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800, MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78, Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
Wayahead’s Mental Health Matters Awards nominations are open
Participate in research: Social inclusion + psychosis
GYMHA Emotional Detoxification Course
For enrollment and support, please email
Book for your GYMHA Emotional Intelligence online course-
Lifeline’s crisis text service goes 24/7 to help more Australians.
Book here for your Psychological first aid training: or email
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About Us:
Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated Not-For-Profit, Australian registered health promotion charity was launched in the year 2019 in response to the growing need to communicate and engage with professionals and the youth of the community, to the issues associated with Youth Mental Health and the stigma associated with those individuals who may seek help.