We faced tough times, now it’s time to get back on track! Nilushka and Nivendra share some great tips on taking care of oneself to become more resilient and bounce back again – stronger than before. Despite efforts to increase awareness on mental health issues in Sri Lanka, the stigma associated with the need for seeking support remains an obstacle within our community.
The Ohana Project platform was recently created by a group of young multidisciplinary professionals to harness their collective strength to address this, and wider problems of mental health inequalities in Sri Lanka. Core team member Nilushka Perera returned to Sri Lanka with this mission in mind, and Nivendra Uduman has been an unrelenting advocate of mental health initiating “Footsteps to Freedom” awareness walks across the nation since 2016.