Activist helping medics to cope with Covid mentally

Iregi Mwenja,Founder of Psychiatric Disability Organisation Kenya speaking at Jumuia Conference and County Home on August 28 during the mental health wellness camp for health workers serving in Covid-19 centres in Tigoni, Kiambu County.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mental activist Iregi Mwenja knows too well the impact that stressful workplaces can have on the physical and psychological well-being of a person.
  • Recently, several medics from Togoni Level IV Hospital and Kiambu County Referral Hospital were engaged in various physical activities and peer-group chats to ease their minds from the daily routine of work.

They say even heroes need saving. And while our medics are definitely the heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is one man who has chosen to be a ray of light for those who have risked their lives for others.

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