Dear esteemed members and supporters,
On behalf of the GYMHA Incorporated team, I am delighted to present to you the June edition of our monthly newsletter. As we embark on another exciting month, we are thrilled to devote this edition to the ultimate guide to boosting your mood.
Mental health issues are increasingly affecting many people across the globe, and we at GYMHA are committed to promoting mental wellness, especially among youth and children through awareness and education. Our June newsletter is packed with valuable insights, research findings, and practical tips on mood-boosting techniques.
Did you know that exercise can significantly enhance your mood and mental well-being? Our comprehensive guide shows you how different types of physical activity can help combat stress and anxiety, improve cognitive function, and boost your overall mood. Additionally, we delve into how our nutrition and diet affect our moods and suggest different ways to eat healthily and cultivate our mental wellbeing.
At GYMHA, we believe in providing you with relevant and useful information that you can incorporate into your day-to-day routines. Our team of mental wellness experts scoured the latest research in mental health to bring you the best practices on mood-boosting techniques.
We hope that this edition will equip you with the necessary tools and insights to tackle any mood-related challenges you may be facing. As always, please feel free to share your feedback and suggestions with us at email@example.com. Our mission is to support you in every way possible, and we value your input in helping us achieve this goal.
Thank you for your continued support,
Have a great month.
Boosting Your Mood: Simple Steps at Sunrise and Sunset
By Lucy Pepper
Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride, with its ups and downs, and twists and turns. We often find ourselves juggling school, work, relationships, and various responsibilities. Amidst the chaos, it’s crucial to prioritize our mental well-being. There are small actions we can take – at the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day, to help improve our mood and outlook. Let’s explore two effective practices that can make a big difference in our daily lives.
The Ultimate Guide to Boosting Your Mood with Exercise and Nutrition Strategies from GYMHA Professionals
By J. Ediae
Feeling happy, energized, and motivated is easy when our body is in good shape and health. But how do we achieve this? What are the keys to unlocking better moods? Our team at GYMHA has put together the ultimate guide to boosting your mood with exercise and nutrition strategies that work. We are here to help you learn how to use food and exercise to feel better, happier, and more positive today. Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, feeling down, or just looking for a mood boost – this guide is for you.
10 Ways to Boost Your Mood and Feel Good – From Professional Insight at GYMHA
By J. Ediae
We all feel down at some point in our lives, and that’s okay. However, it’s important to remember that our mental health should be a top priority. At GYMHA, we understand the importance of taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally. We’ve put together 10 ways to boost your mood and feel good, based on professional insight and our own experience. These tips are simple, effective, and can be implemented into your daily routine.
How to Tap Into Your Intrinsic Motivation to Improve Mood and Achieve Goals at GYMHA
By J. Ediae
Motivation is what drives us to take action toward achieving our goals, but sometimes our motivation can drop, and we struggle to stay focused and inspired. External factors such as rewards or punishments can provide temporary motivation, but eventually, it fades away. Intrinsic motivation, however, comes from within and is a much more powerful and long-lasting source of motivation. At GYMHA, we believe that tapping into your inner drive is the key to improving your mood, staying motivated, and achieving your fitness goals. In this article, we will provide you with practical tips on how to tap into your intrinsic motivation and stay motivated in your fitness journey.
Outstanding Volunteer of the Month Announcement!
Dear AMB. IYEDE FIDELIS OCHEJE, On behalf of the entire team at GYMHA, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your invaluable work and exceptional support as our Project Support Officer and Ambassador. Your hard work and dedication to our organization have not gone unnoticed, and we are proud to recognize you as the most outstanding volunteer of the month for May 2023.
Your efforts have been essential to our success, and we are truly fortunate to have you as a member of our team. Your attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond your duties have played a vital role in the smooth operation and success of our projects. Your positive attitude and commitment to excellence have also inspired us all, and we look forward to continuing to work with you moving forward.
Your contributions to our organization are immeasurable, and we are truly grateful for all that you have done. Your hard work, dedication, and volunteer spirit serve as an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to have you as a part of our team.
Once again, thank you for your outstanding work, and congratulations on being recognized as the volunteer of the month for May 2023. We look forward to working with you in the future and know that your continued efforts will only lead to greater success.
Make a Difference in Youth Mental Health: Join GYMHA’s Monthly Internal Volunteers Training Session!
Recapping our June monthly internal training session!
This month’s theme was “Developing Effective Communication Skills,” and we had the pleasure of being led by Prof. (Dr.) RAJ Kumar Singh, HOD (Dept. of Commerce) at the School of Management Sciences in India.
Some highlights from this session include:
-Effective communication involves two-way communication with clear direction.
-A single word can greatly impact someone.
-Patience in decoding messages is crucial.
-Deciphering messages correctly is a major communication challenge.
-Listening is a vital part of communication, so speak less and listen more.
-Approach communication with a friendly, open-minded demeanor.
-Attention, interest, and desire are the keys to effective communication.
-Complete, correct, concise, and considerate communication is essential.
-Sharing of ideas is important.
-Understanding verbal and nonverbal cues is vital to effective communication.
-Listening provides valuable insight into a person’s personality.
Many thanks to Prof. Jude Ediae.
Written by: Bukola Abdullahi.
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GYMHA Child Protection Policy
- Management and all staff at GYMHA are required to abide by the Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers and Contractors working with Children and Young People.
- Management is responsible for the welfare of those involved in their programs, must select a Child Protection Officer to support them, and must ensure a child-safe environment is maintained.
- All people involved in the care of children on behalf of GYMHA must work towards the organisation’s aims and purposes, provide relevant administration, be fair, considerate and honest with others, treat children with respect, act as positive role models, maintain professional conduct, strict impartiality and privacy guidelines.
- No person shall shame or degrade a child or young person; initiate unnecessary physical contact; be alone with a child or young person unnecessarily; develop special relationships; show favouritism or arrange contact outside organisational programs; photograph without consent; work while under the influence of drugs/alcohol; engage in adult discussions or use inappropriate language in front of a child.
- Breach of this Code will result in disciplinary action up to termination.
Review of the GYMHA member’s engagement survey and result
By Dr Lawrence
Here are a few suggestions I made for how GYMHA could move forward:
- Clarify expectations: If team members on the volunteer list do not feel motivated, it is important to clarify what is expected of them in their roles. This could include outlining specific responsibilities and goals, as well as the benefits of fulfilling those responsibilities (e.g., gaining valuable experience, building a strong network, etc.).
- Offer support: If team members are struggling with deficiencies or demotivation factors, it may be helpful to offer support and resources to help them address those areas. This could include providing training opportunities, mentorship, or counseling services.
- Address concerns: it is important to have an open and honest conversation with them to understand their concerns and find solutions that work for everyone. This could include re-structuring roles or responsibilities, adjusting expectations, or finding ways to better align their interests with the needs of the GYMHA.
- We could separate the volunteer team into 2
- The first team will be the most active group especially those who participated in the survey
- Those passive members are not willing to give more.
Ultimately, the key to addressing these challenges will be to foster open communication, build trust and collaboration, and create a supportive and positive environment where everyone feels valued.
Rebranding of GYMHA Facebook live shows
We have some exciting news to share regarding the rebranding of our GYMHA Facebook live shows.
We are thrilled to announce that the GYMHA Facebook live shows will be rebranded as GYMHA Mind Matters Talk show. This decision was made unanimously by the board after considering all the valuable suggestions we received from the GYMHA family and Associates.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas and showed patience during this process. We appreciate your input and are excited to begin testing the new name starting later this week.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for GYMHA Mind Matters Talk Show.
Volunteers make GYMHA a real community and a thriving hub for connections and services. GYMHA is always in need of people who are willing to help and share their time, talents, and skills. We have different programmes and activities where you can choose to help. If you don’t have the time to do volunteer work but you are willing to help, we will be happy to accept any treasure you can share with GYMHA. If you have any ideas or projects in mind that you think will be very helpful to the community, you can also share them with us.
How have you seen the awareness of mental health improvements in your job or community over the last few years?
What do you think is the most important action we can take to make sure our communities are mindful of mental health issues?
What advice would you give to someone who feels overwhelmed with thoughts or feelings related to mental health but doesn’t know where to turn for support?
Do you think it’s important for people to look within themselves and acknowledge their own mental health needs before trying to help others?
In what ways have you personally taken steps to prioritize your own mental health and help others do the same?
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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.