In our fast-paced and demanding modern world, there is an ever-increasing recognition of the paramount importance of mental health. Its profound impact resonates through every aspect of our lives, including our professional well-being.
The World Health Organization (WHO) sheds light on the alarming statistics, revealing that approximately one in four people worldwide will encounter a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. These conditions transcend age groups and cultures, affecting individuals from all walks of life.
Among the prevailing mental health disorders globally, depression stands as a formidable foe. An astonishing 264 million people, spanning all ages, are grappling with this relentless challenge, and shockingly, many cases remain undiagnosed and untreated.
As these numbers continue to surge with time, it becomes increasingly crucial to address mental health issues, particularly conditions like depression and anxiety, which are significantly impacting the lives of young people, especially in Africa.
In light of this urgent public health priority, the Shamiri Institute was founded a few years ago. Its noble mission is to deliver evidence-based mental health care to young people in Kenya, a country where only two psychiatrists serve every million individuals.
The Institute’s vision is to make mental health affordable for all, personalized to an individual’s needs and circumstances, and integrated within existing systems of caregiving and community life
Join our After Office Hours session this month with Tom Osborn, CEO and Founder of the Shamiri Institute.
During the session Tom will delve into the vital subject of mental health, exploring ways to foster healthier and more supportive work environments that empower everyone.
Having started his first company at the age of 19 years, Tom will also share valuable insights on his journey into entrepreneurship and the lessons gathered over the years.
Beyond that, this exceptional session is a unique opportunity to discover how Shamiri Health’s work is a blueprint for transforming workplace culture across the globe and empowering leaders with innovative approaches to actualize their teams’ potential.
Don’t miss out on this session. RSVP your attendance:
When: Thursday, 31st August Where: Nairobi Garage // Pinetree Plaza Time: 5:00 pm
Tom Osborn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shamiri Institute, a data-driven public benefit organization that develops and scales mental healthcare for young people across Africa and especially Kenya, and Shamiri Health, a health-tech startup that provides wellness solutions to corporates.
Tom is a TED Fellow given to doers who have shown unusual accomplishment, and exceptional courage, and are creating positive change around the world—and a global Forbes’ 30 under 30 social entrepreneur.
Globally, Tom has developed a reputation as a community mobilizer, social entrepreneur, and global mental health innovator.
At 18, he co-founded GreenChar, a social enterprise that provided 3,000 homes and institutions in rural Kenyan and urban slums with clean energy.
For his trailblazing work in the clean energy sector with GreenChar, Tom became the youngest recipient of the Echoing Green Fellowship – an award given to the leading emerging social entrepreneurs around the world.
He has also other numerous national and international awards for his community-oriented entrepreneurship, including World Deliver Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, the Donors’ Circle for Africa Energy Prize, and many others. Africa Youth Awards named him one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
Tom is a graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology (High Honors) with a secondary in Computer Science.
Shamiri Health is making mental health and wellness affordable and personalized in the Global South. Their platform enables employers, teams, and individuals in the Global South to receive affordable and personalized mental health care. This is done through the use of cutting-edge precision-care algorithms to match users to superior-quality personalized mental health care. Founded by Shamiri Institute, Shamiri Health’s platform is built upon years of research and development, worth more than $1.5m, by world-leading mental health experts.
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