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Mental Health Advocate Deepika Mayanglambam shines a spotlight on child well-being at Relief Camp

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Imphal, Sept 5:

Deepika Mayanglambam, Mental Health Advocate and founder/CEO of Freedom From Mental Illness, on a visit to the relief Camp at Ideal Girls College, Akampat, Imphal today, highlighted the urgent need for Child Friendly Spaces (CFC) within relief camps, as well as the critical requirement for mental health assistance for survivors of the Meitei vs Kuki Conflict 2023.
The Ideal Girls College Relief Camp at Akampat currently hosts around 800 displaced individuals from the border regions of Manipur who have sought temporary shelter and support. These displaced individuals have faced unimaginable hardships due to the ongoing conflict, leaving them in a vulnerable state and in need of comprehensive care and support.
Deepika Mayanglambam and her team – Biswajit Saikia, Lanchenba Salam, Uhlan Wahengbam, Delton Naorem & Vishal Moirangthem recognized the dire need for mental health assistance, particularly among the 170 children residing at the relief camp. The trauma experienced by these children has left their minds deeply distressed, requiring immediate intervention to help them heal and regain a sense of normalcy.
During her visit, Deepika Mayanglambam and her team conducted a series of participatory activities aimed at enhancing the well-being of the children and helping them cope with the trauma they have endured. These activities included cognitive exercises and various team-building exercises, all designed to provide emotional support and ignite a sense of hope in the hearts of the young survivors.
The visit served as a poignant reminder of the importance of Child Friendly Spaces (CFC) within relief camps. These spaces offer children a safe environment to express themselves, engage in play, and receive the emotional support they need to recover from the psychological scars of conflict and displacement. Deepika Mayanglambam emphasized the urgent need for CFCs in relief camps across the region to ensure the well-being of young survivors and give them a chance to rebuild their lives.
Deepika Mayanglambam’s visit to the Akampat Ideal Girls College Relief Camp underscores her unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy and her dedication to supporting those affected by conflict and trauma. Her efforts are a beacon of hope for the children and families in the relief camp, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey toward healing and recovery.

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