Supported by the BUTABIKA RECOVERY COLLEGE and initiated by the Founder of HEARTSOUNDS, Joseph Atukunda, plans for the #EmergingProud launch event are underway in Uganda, Africa. It is important that #EmergingProud is transcultural, and thanks to support from Dr Nakku and Recovery College staff, an agreement has been made for an inclusive event.
“We have been donated £200 which will help to transport and feed 25 mental health service users for the day. We plan to have the service users come in the morning at 8:00am, have breakfast, have a peer support meeting, share stories, have lunch at 12:00 noon and the service providers and the rest of the public will join us in the afternoon. At 2:00pm, we explore aproaches of more holistic ways of handling mental health treatment that is more comfortable for all. The film screening will be from 4:00pm, then karaoke entertainment and celebration in the evening. People will be free to leave at their own convenience and some who have time and safe transport means will stay until the time we report our outcomes from the afternoon to London through the internet at 7:20pm local time.”
The event coordinator is Bongo Guma Rutahigwa Ruhinda, and can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook https://web.facebook.com/bingii or phone +256700256700, +256771895895
Venue for the day is:
Heartsounds Guest House,
Ave Maria Rd,
P.O.Box 30221 Kampala
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.
—Richard Wright, NATIVE SON (1940)