The main ambition of this initiative is to destigmatise mental health issues in the African legal community and to provide assistance, support and training to those in need.
Across November and December 2020 we published six articles as part of the series. These included: an honest and moving article from Olayemi Anyanechi of leading Nigerian Law Firm, Sefton Fross; the Africa Legal Podcast hosted prominent South African lawyer Greg Nott in a conversation about ensuring mental health is ‘On The Agenda’; and, international law firm, Baker McKenzie contributed two great insight pieces on gender equality and mindfulness.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the corporate supporters of the Ubuntu initiative who will continue to be involved as we provide content and training across this year and beyond.
This year we will continue to work towards the destimagatisation of mental health issues and move boldly into the training and education phase of our plans. We plan to offer expert web seminars, online training and more engaging editorial insights from both Africa Legal and our corporate supporters.
The door remains wide open for those who would like to submit their own mental health stories or opinions. And, anyone who thinks their organisation could benefit the initiative through becoming a corporate supporter, please get in touch via LinkedIn or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personally, I will be focussing on pursuing greater emotional robustness through resilience and awareness training in 2021 and also seeking to maintain a cool and clear head through mindfulness and meditation - I’ll keep you up to date on my progress!
Wishing everyone a calm, peaceful and productive start to their own 2021 journeys.
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