Sports of Health

Kato Ssekah Abdu

Sports of Health

Our project uses sports alongside buffering hypothesis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as tools to raise awareness and reduce stigma related to mental illnesses among 4,000 adolescents and youth in Nakivale Refugee Settlement and surrounding rural communities.

The project will strengthen referral systems for those with mental health illnesses to access early treatment. It will also help beneficiaries to challenge and change unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improve emotional regulation and develop personal coping strategies to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression. These are common among adolescents and youth.

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