Kayan Mental Health Workshops

We provide hour-long, interactive and engaging sessions that introduce students to the role Mental Health plays in our lives.

All Workshops Are Provided Free-of-Charge

What Are The Sessions Like?

Session Plan

In this section, we use thought provoking questions to explore the stigma surrounding mental illness, and the impact of stigma on people suffering from mental illness.

This helps establish an empathetic basis for the discussion and helps the students realize the importance of the subject matter.

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Duration: 10 minutes

Following the first step, we give a broad-strokes definition of mental health, mental illness, how it can affect people and general information about the factors that influence it.

We make sure to reference the most up-to-date evidence in all parts of the discussion.

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Duration: 2o minutes

In this section of the session, we give out a survey that gauges the personal attitudes of the students towards mental illness. After which, the questions posed in the survey are asked out loud, and the students share their answers through a show of hands. Through this process, each concept in the survey is discussed and explained to point out false ideas and provide the correct narrative.

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Duration: 15-30 minutes (Depending on the alloted time)

What School Counselors Have Said

After each session, we actively seek constructive feedback and try to incorporate pupils’ and school counselors’ advice into our future sessions

The presenters were easy to trust and very friendly

“I liked how open we could be and how there were no wrong answers. The presenters were easy to trust and very friendly. The discussion we had and the interactive discussion section that enabled us to talk freely about our opinions without judgment.”
The International School of Choueifat 
Ras Al Khaimah

“We were all able to participate in the discussion

“The team did a great job! The most interesting part was the discussion, the children were able to give out their opinions and suggestions and were all able to participate in the discussion.”
The WellSpring School
Ras Al Khaimah

Book A Session Now

If you would like us to speak to the pupils at your school, college or summer-camp, schedule a session through the link below. Students must be in grade 7 and upwards.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently holding sessions online as a webinar.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Our members are medical students who have completed an accredited Mental Health First Aid for Adolescents training program, in addition to completing and passing a six-week clinical rotation in the Psychiatry Department, as part of their MBBS program in RAK Medical & Health Sciences University.

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Kayan Mental Health Initiative is a mental health awareness project that aims to promote mental health literacy amongst high school students in Ras Al Khaimah. Kayan is working towards removing stigma and promoting conversations about the importance of mental health in our future generations. We aim to do this by visiting schools and engaging with high school students through an interactive presentation session. 

All sessions are completely free-of-charge.

In 2018 we received a School Grant from  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in Ras Al Khaimah, which helped us jump-start the program.