"My write up of the event, my version for your consumption"
On 28th July 2018, The Zambian High Commission welcomed an audience of UK residents mainly but not limited to regional leads at Zambia House 2 Palace Gate, London Kensington.
The gathering aimed to hear first-hand from the High Commission the process of regaining citizenship for those who are no longer deemed Zambian citizens after acquiring UK citizenship. It was the first meeting of its kind following the amendment of the constitution in 2016, which allows Zambians to hold more than one citizenship/nationality commonly known as dual nationality.
The meeting was organised by the London Association of Zambians UK in partnership with other associations from around the UK such as the Leeds Zambian Association and The Zambian Professional Network. Attendees included interested members including myself, and some people came from as far as...
Do you know anyone who could be great at what they do, but fear and anxiety are holding them back? Or Could that person, be you?
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" - Nelson Mandela.
Fear deprives people of trying new things; it keeps people in the same place where they are not happy for years. Many of us tell ourselves we are happy where we are because we are too worried about what could go wrong if we made that step to change.
If you are trying to achieve something in life that is worth achieving, you will feel fear, and you will get anxious at some point. It is inevitable. You will also have the voices in your head that may tell you, “You are not good enough.” Even the loud noise of some people around you.
Most successful people are afraid too. The difference how they deal with it. I get very...
One of the big goals for this year is to add my voice to the mental health awareness campaign.
Over time, I have worked in with people struggling with mental health issues, through my charity Black and Minority Ethnic Community Services 2005 - 2016. I have also had first-hand experience of family members, friends and indeed, myself suffering postnatal depression and struggling with the loss of close family members.
I have come across people who are either too stigmatised or worried to speak about mental illness. People are locked in houses so that communities to do not see what is happening to them. Some people are merely labelled problems because society tends only to see the surface.
Why is it that society is so keen on looking down at this problem?
When is it going to be okay to speak about the struggles that affect at least 1 in 10 people around the world according to research?
The mental health services are at breaking...
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