The month of October marks both Mental Health Awareness Month in South Africa, as well as World Mental Health Awareness Day. In the article below, published by, 1Africa Consulting’s CEO, Mosh Matsena, discusses the challenges faced by working parents who have children with mental health struggles.

As she explains, “The key is for conversations about mental health to be de-stigmatised, both in the workplace and societal contexts. This will help parents and children gain support without being negatively judged or stereotyped, and lead to more robust dialogues around employer, governmental and social changes that impact mental illness care systems.

It is up to each one of us to create healthy and positive narratives around the topic of mental health aimed at improving the lives of those with mental health struggles, as well as their families and care-givers.”

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