Mental health state in students is worrying, says Kyambogo University Counselor

Mental health state in students is worrying, says Kyambogo University Counselor

Category : News Updates

29th MAY 2019

By psychology newseditor

“Starting university should be a time for having fun and making new friends. So why are we seeing record referral rates to student counselling services and reports of student suicides in the news? And what can universities do to help

Type ‘Student mental health’ into a search of Uganda news and you’ll be hit by headlines referring to: ‘the ticking time-bomb’, ‘Students being let down’, warnings that ‘problems are rising’. If you read these stories in isolation, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re in the depths of a crisis in student mental health. In reality the picture is much more complex” lamented Ms Kyosaba Winniefred Biribonwa during the 2019 Kyambogo University counselors Dinner

Counselor Kyosaba Winniefred was attending the Counselors dinner which was organized by the Kyambogo University counseling students the previous Sunday.

She is worried of the continuous cases of suicidal ideations, addiction cases withdrawal cases she registers every week at the Kyambogo University counseling center. She called on the stakeholders in the country to sensitize masses about the need of seeking professional counselling intervention as one of the avenues of keeping our mental states stable. she stressed the need of the government of Uganda to streamline the counselling profession by bringing the counselors act.

She appreciated the students counselling association and the patron Mr Kakinda Adrian for providing such great platform for counselors to network and asked for such similar events in line with promoting the profession.

Inset above; Ms Kyosaba Winniefred sharing a moment with the Counseling Students association Patron Mr Adrian Kakinda

Above, Kyambogo University Counselor Ms Kyosaba Winniefred stressing how she is worried of the dilapidating students mental health.

Contact Ms Kyosaba Winniefred   256701360111

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