We empower them enough to want to seek help and advocate for others in their community. We get them involved and provide intervention programmes that they can attend in a safe, understanding and non-judgemental space, even workshops that are run by men for men; where they are able to work as individuals or in groups and share their lived experiences. We make sure that healthcare workers are trained enough to understand and explain what mental health is, especially in smaller communities where it is not spoken about enough.
It’s easier said than done. These suggestions too have their cons and it only takes one man to create a positive chain reaction.
The Author: Tamrin-Kaye Van Reenen (Humanitas Intern)
Here is a little bit more about her:
Hello, my name is Tamrin-Kaye.
I am currently a wellness counselling student with Humanitas and Vita Nova.
I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology at SACAP.
I believe that just by being present; empathetic and making someone feel seen and heard can work wonders for one’s soul.
I enjoy working with teenagers, as well as adults (young and mature aged).
I hope to walk along with you on your healing journey to self-discovery; growth and contentment.
I also believe in providing a warm and safe, non-judgmental space where you can be free to just be and express who you are.
Like Carl Roger’s said, “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be… When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner’… I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”