Miyelani ShirindzaeThekwini, South Africa
Miyelani Shirindza earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree, and she is very passionate about promoting mental health. Miyelani started a mental health awareness & psychosocial support project in Newlands West schools. The project aims to address issues that learners are struggling with, including depression, anxiety, grief, anger, trauma, and family relational problems. Miyelani and her team caters to learners’ mental health needs through counselling and mental health campaigns. This initiative will bring positive behaviour change, enhance academic success, reduce criminal behaviour and drug use. The Youth Innovation Fund will support these efforts assist in traveling costs, purchase of assessment tools, and stationery. And she will be able to reach more learners by providing free telephone and whatsapp counselling.