On January 22nd, 2023, Plymouth Psychiatry Society and Student Action for Refugees Society had a fantastic entry into the new term with a charity-inspired painting event including a talk on supporting refugee mental health here at the SU. Students who were involved include: Chidera Ayalogu, Mahar Awan, Lia Schreiber, Shehany Warnakulasuriya, Rida Fatima, Mayomikun Ajayi, Aditi Jadhav, Havra Adamali, Saffron Sandhu, Ayomide Awosanmi, Afiza Zafrullah
The aim of the event was to create a fun space for those interested in psychiatry and how to support refugee mental health, and/or just wanted to paint. Additionally, we received a talk from Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Ramy Daoud who shared his experience of working with people of refugee status and their mental health to raise awareness.
"The activity took place to raise awareness for refugee mental health. Many people don't know or understand the struggles behind refugee mental health and how to help with it. The talk led by Dr Ramy Daoud was made to share his experience and thus raise awareness for these cases."
"We were absolutely blown away by the turnout, raising over £90 for charity! In addition, we were awestruck by the amazing paintings and creative talents of the many who showed up. You can find the pictures below!"
Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Ramy Daoud expressed his appreciation and amazement at the turnout and interest of the attendees. "I wouldn't mind coming to similar events in the future"
"It was amazingly therapeutic, a moment where I forgot everything and just focussed on the event at hand."
- Student attendee Aush Gurung
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