welcome to Reconnect UK
Reconnect UK was registered as a charity on March 10th 2015, holding its first awareness launch on April 29th 2016.
Dr Vincent Udenze, Consultant Psychiatrist at Birmingham & Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom and President of Reconnect explained on the night that...
Reconnect HDI is all about empowering people without choice - to reach and give them the much needed help and attention they require, both here in the UK and also in Nigeria.
Despite the very minimal financial funding into mental health awareness, there is still the NHS which look after the mentally ill & substance abusers in the UK. However in comparison to Nigeria where with no welfare state, people with mental health issues with no finances are at worst ignored and at best treated with distain.
Marva Clarke - trustee of Reconnect HDI said about the night...
The night was an opportunity for people to explain and highlight Reconnect HDI, plus talk openly about mental health issues & awareness in society. It is time to start reconnecting with people and communities when it comes to mental health.
Marva Clarke has been actively involved with Reconnect since it was first established in Nigeria back in 2013. She has since worked closely with Synapse Services which is a Private Mental Health Facility in Nigeria and has also embarked on new projects here in the UK with the aim to bring national and international awareness and active community participation in tackling the stigmas around mental health and other psychological issues.
Hear the Cry
The Mission: To explore the brokenness experienced by women, to share personal experiences and to empower and encourage others to share their stories in order to experience inner healing. Hear the cry provides the space for women to share their stories in a safe and understanding environment. It facilitates conferences where women can speak about any issues of concern and be listened to and enables those who relate to share how they have coped with similar situations, and for those still struggling to learn some coping skills.
The future vision is to expand the support to Men, and young people providing them with the same support, breaking down the barriers one by one.
The first conference took place on July 29th 2017 drawing a crowd of 60 women who have since formed lasting friendships and bonds, supporting each other daily via the hear the cry whatsapp group and monthly bring and share gatherings where futher support is given. We have assigned counsellors available as and when needed offering emotional/psychological support.