3IMPACT MAKER SPOTLIGHT CYCLE THEME: MENTAL WELLBEING HIMMA SOCIAL INITIATIVE MENTORING GIRLS AGES 9-13 AND THEIR MOTHERS.
The Himma Social Initiative provides after school workshops to help young girls ages 9-13 realise their potential through building self- esteem, raising awareness about mental wellbeing, and developing their competencies and skills.
Since launching just last year, Himma has already served over 150 families. It has collaborated successfully with government entities like the Social Care and Minors Foundation as well as schools such as Rawafed Private school, The Pearl Academy, and Yas Academy.
Himma will continue to engage schools in Abu Dhabi and around the UAE, as well as organisations dedicated to mothers and children. 4IMPACT MAKER SPOTLIGHT CYCLE THEME: MENTAL WELLBEING
CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Better Together supports people with mental illnesses when they leave the hospital to ensure they feel supported when they re-enter the community.
Better Together creates individualised plans for people returning home and their caregivers, providing extra help beyond what a family may be able to provide.
The collaborative approach includes strategies for mental and physical health, developing daily living skills, and access to training, education and leisure activities. The initiative helps caregivers understand mental illness and develop shared recovery goals that reduce symptoms and improve daily life.