GYMHA MEMBER FEBRUARY  NEWSLETTER

Dear Esteemed Reader,

Welcome to the first Member Newsletter of 2022 and thank you for your continued support of young people to gain better mental health and improve the quality of their lives. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to read our February newsletter. This month’s edition is filled with great information for your knowledge. Our desire is that we are able to equip you with skills and knowledge for your mental health.

Have a great month!

10 x Super Quotes: Make the Impossible Possible!

Let’s kick off with the following inspirational quotations! Which do you like best?

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis Of Assisi

“Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible…” Katie Ledecky

“Nothing is impossible… the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ ” Audrey Hepburn

“I love those who yearn for the impossible.” J.W. von Goethe

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” Samuel Johnson

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney

“Don’t Be Realistic! We never know what is possible until we put forth and promote that which is desirable and needed.” Rabbi Michael Lerner

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE GASLIGHTING AND GET HELP

David David

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which a person or group of people make someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. People experiencing gaslighting often feel confused, anxious, and unable to trust themselves.

Mostly, gaslighting happens in romantic relationships. Abusers do it to control their victims.

The resulting effects of gaslighting may make it even harder for a victim to leave an abusive relationship. The victim questions his or her instincts and relies more and more on the ‘reality’ that is created by the abuser. It also heightens a sense of dependency on the abuser. Gaslighting wears down the victims’ self-esteem and self-confidence, leaving them dependent on their manipulator.

Read More: https://gymha.org/?page_id=103387

 

GYMHA OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATION AT THE LARGEST AFRICA YOUTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

His Excellency Ambassador Junisa Precious GbetehSalluKallon, GGA considers it an honour to represent Professor Jobhib Ediae, the Founder and CEO, Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated Australia, as a Speaker at the International Youth Empowerment Summit: an annual gathering of the next generation of leaders and change makers in Africa and the rest of the world. It brings together young people from different nationalities, backgrounds and races for impartation, exchange of ideas and networking with the aim of having the participants empowered to transform their lives, communities, nations, and the world at large.

Considering the various challenges faced by young people across the globe, ranging from unemployment, drug abuse, trafficking, illegal migration, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, to violence during elections, a summit of this nature serves as a platform to raise awareness and the self-esteem of the young people with information that will be useful in transforming their lives, communities, and nations.

Read More: https://gymha.org/?page_id=103389

VOLUNTEER’S INTERNAL TRAINING INVITATION

Volunteers make GYMHA a real community and a thriving hub for community connection and services. GYMHA is always in need of people who are willing to help and share their time, talents, and skills. We have different programs and activities where you can choose to help. If you don’t have the time to do volunteer works but you are very willing to help, we will be very 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 it with us.

On that note, GYMHA is inviting you to her Monthly Internal Volunteer’s Training Scheduled Telegram meeting

Topic: How to Leverage Digital Technology for Greater Social Impact

Date: Saturday,19th February 2022

Time: 11:00pm Melbourne, Australia

Join Telegram Meeting

https://t.me/gymhai21

Agenda:

  1. Meditation/Reflection
  2. How to Leverage Digital Technology for Greater Social Impact – Oladapo Omitogun (20 minutes), Founder/Director at Next Digital Talent and Fellow at Teach for Nigeria
  3. Social media strategies – Amadi Vivian Akuyoma (15 minutes), GYMHA Deputy Chairperson and Volunteer’s Director
  4. Q & A session (10 minutes)
  5. Closing

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

FINDING THE MINDSET TOOLS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

THE GLOBAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN COLLABORATION WITH WELLBEING HEALTH RETREATS

The Global youth mental health awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated not-for-profit in collaboration with Wellbeing Health Retreats presents a 2-day summit About Finding the Mindset Tools to Overcome Challenges.

This FREE summit will help attendees Find the Mindset Tools to Overcome Challenges.

Date: Saturday April 23, & Sunday, 24, 2022

For more details and registration, please click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G3vMB7CXplSv7LyuD-Z53NzcCrb-1xCHZtB68xordq4/edit?usp=sharing

The summit will help the participants to focus on how to manage and cope with life challenges, build an unshakable core of inner strength, and thrive in a challenging world.

Read More: https://gymha.org/?page_id=103391

 

ARE YOU LETTING OTHERS LIVE RENT-FREE IN YOUR BRAIN?

Have your done inventory on your headspace lately? What do you allow in your head? How much space do you have left for really important things?

Are you constantly fighting battles in your head that doesn’t even exist? Are you allowing toxic people to live rent free in your brain?    

I decided years ago that I will only allow certain things take up space in my head. Last year, I made a mistake by allowing random things clog my headspace and I paid for it dearly.

The capacity of your brain space determines your quality of life. It determines your quality of health. It also determines your level of wealth.

Read More: https://gymha.org/?page_id=103393

 

FACEBOOK LIVE SHOW

The Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated, Australia, presents another inspiring Facebook live show.

Theme: The Role of Youth in the Prevention of Gender Based Violence

Watch the recording here: https://fb.watch/baAOrQT7zs/

Congratulations and thank you to all our amazing panelists – KATINDA NDOLA, James Muturi Njoroge, and Ms. Rida Aleem Khan

 

 Iconic Music Therapist for Outstanding Contribution in Spreading Mental Health

Awareness – Roshan Mansukhani

Roshan Mansukhani believes it’s ok to not be at your best all the time. We all experience lows in life and that’s when we must not give up. As he says our mental health is as vital as our physical health. We must take charge of self and there’s no harm in taking help from a motivational counsellor. Structured music therapy helps us revisit those moments that cause us discomfort, anxiety, stress, fear, phobias and depression. It makes you cope with confidence and independence. Music therapy doesn’t judge you. It listens to you.

Read More: https://gymha.org/?page_id=103395

 

CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD) BACKGROUNDS WOMEN IN STEM

CALD Women in STEM – Media Training

17th February, 24 February and onwards at 4:30 – 6:00PM AEDT

The Australian Science Media Centre are hosting a special series of workshops for women in STEM from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Held in collaboration with STEM Sisters and the Victorian Lead Scientist’s Office, the workshops will cover a range of topics including how to work effectively with the Australian media, develop your online profile and protect yourself from cyber bullies. You will also get top tips from journalists and media savvy STEM researchers from CALD backgrounds. Numbers are limited so register as soon as possible!

Learn More: https://womeninscienceaust.org/board/

 

GLOBAL NEWS AND IMPORTANT LINKS

  1. GYMHA Second Annual FREE Finding the mindset tools to overcome challenges summit 2022

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G3vMB7CXplSv7LyuD-Z53NzcCrb-1xCHZtB68xordq4/edit?usp=sharing

  1. Lifeline’s crisis text service goes 24/7 to help more Australians

https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/lifelines-crisis-text-service-goes-247-to-help-more-australians

  1. Tackling stigma with messages of hope as Covid-19 set to have a lasting impact on the mental health of youth

https://youthinsearch.org.au/endyouthsuicide

  1. Board Opportunity: Leadership Victoria Chairperson

https://www.davidsonwp.com/job-application?jobID=87504004-5b4a-463a-bc30-730632b36ddd

  1. Psychological First Aid Online Course

Psychological First Aid – Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Inc.

 

Special thanks to our writers, editors, and all our amazing contributors.

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