The mental health edition of Young Africa Connects brought together a group of passionate, young Africans to create a safe space to discuss mental health. The speakers shared their lived and professional experiences dealing with mental health issues and outlined the challenges that prevent the youth, from seeking the help that they need.
This dynamic group of mental health champions also shared their desire for all people across the continent to have equitable access to specialised mental health care and community support without fear of stigma.
Young Africa Connects is a live social media series that happens on the Young Africa Works page. Through it, they aim to inspire, engage, and uplift young people, while amplifying the incredible work they are doing across the continent.
Amplify Fellows Nasra, Mpho, and Osarode share the story of Makarabo Leisa from Lesotho, and shed light on the vulnerability felt by thousands across the continent who are dealing with a visual disability during the pandemic.