GYMHA Global Newsletter – June Edition

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month!

Welcome to our June Newsletter!
June marks Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a dedicated time to shine a light on the mental health challenges faced by men and to foster a community of support and understanding. Despite the growing awareness of mental health issues, men continue to battle significant stigma and barriers when it comes to seeking help. This month, we are committed to breaking down those barriers, promoting open conversations, and providing valuable resources to support men’s mental well-being.
In this newsletter, we will explore the unique mental health challenges that men encounter, share inspiring stories of resilience and recovery, and offer practical advice for managing stress and seeking support. Our goal is to create an inclusive space where men feel empowered to talk about their mental health and access the help they need.
Join us as we delve into important topics such as overcoming stigma, the importance of mental health check-ups, and effective stress management techniques. Together, we can create a community where mental health is prioritized, and everyone feels supported.
Thank you for being a part of this vital conversation. Let’s work together to promote mental health awareness and support for all men.
Warm regards,
GYMHA Newsletter Team


The Global Summit for Stress Management: The Must-Attend Event of 2024

Are you ready to take control of your mental health and well-being? Join us at the 5th Revolution of the Global Summit: Stress Management Revolutions Summit & Awards 2024! This online event, presented by Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated, is set to be an enlightening and empowering experience that you won’t want to miss.
Taking place on Friday, September 20th, and Saturday, September 21st, 2024, this two-day summit will be filled with valuable insights, practical strategies, and expert guidance on recognizing and managing stress, creating healthy habits, and preventing its negative impact on mental and physical health. And the best part? It’s completely free for general entry, thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors.
Book your free tickets now
Read More:  stress management summit lead article

Congrats, graduates! Join thousands in mastering emotional detoxification.

Congratulations to all the 27 participants who recently graduated from the GYMHA Emotional Detoxification (ED) Online Course!
We commend your dedication and commitment to your emotional well-being. Through this course, you have learned the definition and meaning of emotional detoxification and gained an understanding of the steps involved in the process.
You have also been equipped with techniques and practices such as mindfulness meditation, emotional expression, physical activity, nutrition, social connections, digital detox, and breathing exercises.
As a result of your efforts, you can now enjoy the benefits of emotional detoxification, including improved mental clarity, increased resilience, increased self-awareness, and improved interpersonal relationships.
We hope that you continue to use the knowledge and skills you have gained to maintain your emotional health and well-being.
Watch the uplifting two minutes testimonial video here:
A special thanks to all our donors and course developer for their generosity.
Once again, congratulations on your achievement, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
For those who are interested in signing up for the GYMHA Emotional Detoxification (ED) Online Course, please email for more information.


Why Men’s Mental Health Matters

Men often face unique challenges when it comes to mental health, including societal expectations, and stigma. Understanding these challenges is the first step in promoting mental well-being among men. Let’s delve deeper into the reasons why men’s mental health is crucial and explore the barriers they encounter.
Stigma and Stereotypes
Traditional gender roles and societal expectations often dictate that men should be strong, stoic, and self-reliant. These stereotypes can be detrimental to men’s mental health for several reasons: Men are often taught from a young age to suppress their emotions and avoid appearing vulnerable. This emotional suppression can lead to a buildup of unaddressed stress, anxiety, and depression. The fear of being judged or labeled as “weak” can prevent men from opening up about their struggles. This stigma can deter them from seeking necessary help, further exacerbating mental health issues. In many cultures, there is a strong emphasis on male toughness and resilience. These cultural norms can discourage men from acknowledging their mental health needs and seeking support.
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Appreciating the Men in Our Lives

As we observe Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to acknowledge and appreciate the men who enrich our lives in countless ways. Fathers, brothers, friends, sons, husbands, and others — these men contribute significantly to our well-being and happiness. This article celebrates their positive impact and emphasizes the importance of showing our gratitude and support for their mental health and well-being.
Thank You, Fathers
Our fathers are often the first role models in our lives, teaching us values, providing guidance, and offering unwavering support. Whether it’s through their words of wisdom, their sacrifices, or their steadfast presence, fathers play a crucial role in shaping who we are. This month, let’s take a moment to thank our fathers for their love, hard work, and the countless ways they have supported us.
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A World Without Men: A Tale of Appreciation

In a quaint little town named Harmony, nestled between rolling hills and sparkling rivers, there lived a close-knit community of people who thrived on cooperation and kindness. One day, an unusual event occurred that would forever change their understanding of the importance of men in their lives.
It all began when a mysterious mist enveloped the town one evening. As the sun rose the next day, the townspeople awoke to a startling discovery: all the men had vanished. Fathers, brothers, friends, husbands, and sons were nowhere to be found. Panic and confusion swept through the community as they grappled with the sudden absence of half their population.
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The Role of Employers in Supporting Men’s Mental Health

By Jude E.

Men’s mental health is a topic that often goes undiscussed and overlooked, but it is just as important as women’s mental health. In today’s society, men face unique challenges and pressures that can take a toll on their mental well-being. As employers, we have a responsibility to support our male employees in maintaining good mental health. In this blog post, we will explore the role of employers in supporting men’s mental health and provide some practical tips for creating a supportive work environment.
  1. Create a culture of openness and acceptance: One of the first steps employers can take to support men’s mental health is to create a culture of openness and acceptance in the workplace. Encourage employees to talk openly about their feelings and struggles without fear of judgment or stigma. This can help create an environment where men feel comfortable seeking help when they need it.
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Breaking the Stigma: A Guide to Men’s Mental Health and Wellness

By Jude E.

Mental health is a topic that often comes with a stigma attached to it, especially when it comes to men. Society has long perpetuated the idea that men should be strong and stoic, which can make it difficult for them to seek help when they are struggling with their mental health. However, it is crucial for men to prioritize their mental well-being just as much as their physical health. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and provide a guide to achieving wellness.
  1. Recognizing the Signs: The first step in addressing men’s mental health is recognizing the signs that indicate there may be an issue. Some common signs of mental health struggles in men include irritability, anger outbursts, changes in sleep patterns, substance abuse, and social withdrawal. It’s important for men to pay attention to these signs and not dismiss them as just part of being a man.
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Breaking the Stigma: Men’s Mental Health Matters: How to Start the Conversation and Seek Help

By Jude E.

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet there is still a stigma surrounding it, especially when it comes to men. Men are often expected to be strong, stoic, and unemotional, which can make it difficult for them to open up about their struggles. However, it’s crucial that we start having conversations about men’s mental health and break down the barriers that prevent them from seeking help when they need it. In this blog post, we will discuss why men’s mental health matters, how to start the conversation with a man in your life, and where to seek help.
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Father’s Day Special:  Father’s Mental Health

Father’s Day, celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many parts of the world, is a special occasion dedicated to honoring and appreciating fathers and father figures. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on the vital role fathers play in their children’s lives and to acknowledge the challenges they face. One aspect that is increasingly coming to the forefront is the importance of fathers’ mental health. As we celebrate Father’s Day, it is crucial to recognize and address the mental health needs of fathers and explore ways to support them.
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LGBTQ+ Month and Mental Health: Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Well-Being
June is celebrated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the history, struggles, and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. This month-long celebration is marked by parades, events, and activities that promote acceptance, equality, and love. While Pride Month is a time of celebration, it also serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, particularly concerning mental health. Addressing these mental health issues is crucial for promoting the well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and fostering a more inclusive society.
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Past Events

2024 Children’s Day Celebration Video

In this heart-warming video, witness the unforgettable moments from our Children’s Day outreach event. Led by our dedicated GYMHA Ambassador and Board member, Lawal Merit, this celebration brought joy and excitement to many children’s faces.
From games and activities to treats and gifts, the children were left with unforgettable memories. We invite you to join us for our next event and be a part of the positive impact we’re making in the community.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. Click on the link below to watch this video and see the smiles for yourself.
A special thanks to Merit for championing this great cause.
For any enquiries, please email

Mindful Moments with GYMHA Twitter Show

Hello everyone!
We’re thrilled to invite you to our Fifth episode of Mindful Moments with GYMHA Twitter Show.
Theme: The Role of Hobbies and Creative Activities in Mental Health
Watch the recording here:
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: Barrister Anuoluwapo Joseph
Lawyer, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and Certified Data Protection Officer.
We look forward to seeing you at our next episode.
For more information, please inbox

Elevate Your Skills: Leading with Confidence at GYMHA

Hello everyone,
GYMHA is inviting you to her Monthly Internal Volunteer’s Training Scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic:  Leading with confidence
Moderator: Abdullahi Bukola (Bookish Delight) – Moderator
Mental Health Advocate /Peace Advocate/ Gender Equality/ Bookstore/ Agribusiness/ Leadership/Graduate/GYMHA Ambassador
Guest Speaker: Ibrahim Mustapha
Digital Skills Trainer, Author, Public Speaking Coach, Founder at Me For Africa, Public Speaking Bakery, Tumu Bikes, and IM Radio
Watch the recording here:
For any enquiries, please email

7 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Exam Season

Hello Everyone,
We are thrilled to announce the Tenth GYMHA Mind Matters Talk Show episode, designed to captivate and stimulate your mind.
Theme: 7 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Exam Season.
Watch the recording here:
Guiding questions:
  1. What are the 7 ways to stay mentally healthy during exam season?
  2. How can I avoid stress during exams?
  3. What are some healthy study habits?
  4. How can I get better sleep during exams?
  5. What are some foods that help improve brain function?
  1. Mahmooda Khan – Moderator
People’s Operations Manager at Wired 2 love and thrive, GYMHA Ambassador
  1. Dr. Rania Lampou
Global Educator, STEM Instructor, Greek Astronomy and Space Company, Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, GYMHA Special Board Advisor and Training Director
  1. Dr. Onochie Abraham Lawrence
Lecturer at The American International University of West Africa, Gambia, GYMHA Special Board Advisor, Co-Administrator and Board Member at Banjul City Council, The Gambia and Author.
  1. Chijioke Nwankwo
GYMHA Ambassador and Assistant Director of Operations
  1. Nur Ahmed
GYMHA Ambassador and event coordinator
  1. Nahid Raza
School Principal, Motivational Speaker and Columnist
For any enquiries, please email

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

Global News, Fully Funded Scholarship and Important Links

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.
The latest Suicide Prevention Australia Community Tracker: chrome – chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/
Participate in research: Social inclusion + psychosis –
Volunteer Engagement Case Studies
Free professional development training
Giving up alcohol? Here’s how to pause the habit
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:
GYMHA membership –
Psychological First Aid Training
Workplace mental health:
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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.

Let’s Meditate with Sharada and Tony

Wellbeing Reconnection Foundation invites you to join a blissful Let’s Meditate hosted by Sharada and Tony