Episode 1: Youth Mental Health Roundtable

Episode 1: Youth Mental Health Roundtable

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e152ehMmM_c Life Beacon International has partnered with the Rotary Club of Hendon to conduct various activities to support and create awareness for the mental health of young people especially from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. As part of this project we are conducting various Round Table discussions with young people of various backgrounds, relating to different topics that may affect their mental health, and how they individually deal with these issues. We hope this new series will support the online community of young people looking for support and wanting to learn from their peers! If you need to speak to someone feel free to Reach out to your Life Beacon and contact us ! You can contact us on any of the following platforms: Website: Lifebeacon.org Email: Wellbeing@lifebeacon.org…
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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Mental Health Awareness Week is happening between 9 to 15 May 2022. The official theme is ‘loneliness’ and, across the week, we encourage you to build meaningful connections with your friends, family, colleagues and communities. Loneliness and our mental health Loneliness affects many of us at one time or another. We know that loneliness can be both the driver for and a product of poor mental health. Our society is changing fast. The pandemic has given rise to a sense of loneliness and isolation undermining confidence in daily routines. In recent times, many of us have had far less access to loved ones. Tech is enabling healthcare professionals to see more patients without the need to travel, but on the flip side of the coin, convenience and cost efficiencies are driving…
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ROTARY CLUB OF HENDON CELEBRATES ORGANIZATION’S 116TH BIRTHDAY

ROTARY CLUB OF HENDON CELEBRATES ORGANIZATION’S 116TH BIRTHDAY

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23rd February each year marks ‘Rotary Day’, which in 2021 is 116 years since the formation of Rotary International by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. With 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries, Rotary is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the world’s largest and most successful membership and humanitarian service organisations. Rotary, which started out as a professional networking organisation, quickly turned their vision to humanitarian service, with members and clubs having a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. That vision endures today, with the organisation committed to tackling some of the world’s biggest issues including protecting the environment, providing clean water and fighting disease. The latter of those has been thrown sharply into focus…
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ROTARIAN TUNJI FUNSHO NAMED ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

ROTARIAN TUNJI FUNSHO NAMED ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

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Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. TIME announced its 2020 honorees during a 22 September television broadcast on ABC, recognizing Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for work toward eradicating polio. A Rotarian for 35 years, Funsho is a member of the Rotary Club of Lekki, Nigeria, past governor of District 9110, and serves on Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. Funsho is a cardiologist and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Aisha. They have four children; Habeeb,…
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IT IS OFFICIAL: WHO HAS DECLARED THE AFRICA REGION POLIO FREE

IT IS OFFICIAL: WHO HAS DECLARED THE AFRICA REGION POLIO FREE

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Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide. This certification has come four years after Nigeria, the last polio-endemic country in Africa, recorded its final case of wild polio and is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of polio. Efforts to get to this momentous stage have involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat,…
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TWO LONDON WINNERS OF ROTARY YOUNG CITIZEN AWARDS 2020

TWO LONDON WINNERS OF ROTARY YOUNG CITIZEN AWARDS 2020

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This year’s inspirational winners of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards include two from the Rotary in London District.  They are 16-year-old Hannah Chowdhry nominated by Redbridge Rotary Club and 19-year-old Theo Sergiou nominated by Enfield Chase Rotary Club.  They were interviewed on the BBC News Channel’s ‘Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy’ programme and here are more details about them:   HANNAH CHOWDHRY During the Coronavirus Pandemic, 16-year-old Hannah Chowdhry is on the frontline helping at a daily project to feed the homeless and vulnerable in Ilford, as the youngest volunteer for the British Asian Christian Association.Hannah started volunteering at a food bank and “Meals for the Homeless” project in January 2020, which included cooking meals for the rough sleepers and she has built up a strong bond with many of them.    At secondary school, Hannah became aware…
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