Based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) will be hosting a seminar on Nyamekela4Care: A feasibility study of an integrated training, emphatic skills, case sharing and self-care programme for care providers.
Over a period of three years, the Perinatal Mental Health Project at the CPMH has been developing and refining an integrated, manualized, multi-component training and support intervention that addresses the inter-connected range of problems including (psychological problems) in a sustainable and embedded manner. Nyamekela14Care (N4C) has been prototyped in partner NGOs and in a labour ward setting. Preliminary findings from this work will be presented on:
- Venue: Room 7, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Building B, Red Cross Child and Family Unit, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch (click for Map). Parking available across the road at Rondebosch Common
- Date: Friday, 17 February 2017
- Time: 11h30 - 12h30 (one hour)
- RSVP: Click here
- Questions?: Please ask Gillian Hansloo
Presenters will be:
- Dr Simone Honikman
Dr Simone Honikman is a medical doctor (UCT) with clinical experience in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology & Psychiatry and a Master’s degree in Maternal and Child Health (UCT). She is the founder and director of the 14-year old Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) based at the CPMH. The project has received formal commendation by the World Health Organisation.
Simone received the international Ashoka Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship, collaborates with several international research consortia, has published academic papers, editorials and training manuals. She designs and conducts training for a wider range of healthcare and social service providers and consults to health policy and programme processes provincially and nationally.
Roseanne Turner is a nurse, midwife and nurse educator who holds a MSc (UCT) in Critical Care nursing. She practices meditation and is trained in mindfulness and laughter yoga facilitation. Roseanne, who has a diploma in M&E from Stellenbosch University, has been working in the development sector for 7 years and now works at PMHP as the Training and Development officer.
More about CPMH
The Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health is a joint initiative of the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University and the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. The CPMH’s monthly seminar programme is an opportunity to share on-going work and invite broader participation in the centre.