Migrants, Multiculture

Towards a “healthy” state of mind

The Ecuadorian Department of Immigration (Senami) and the organisation Teléfono de la Esperanza have signed a collaborative agreement with the aim of helping the most vulnerable immigrants.

 

Por una sana salud 2Good health is not only related to a person’s mental and physical state but also to their emotional state.

For this reason, not paying due attention to emotional state of mind or not having control over thoughts, feeling and behaviour can have seriously negative consequences on a person’s health.

A healthy emotional state helps to minimise stressful situations, contributes to a person feeling happy with himself/herself and helps to establish fulfilling personal relationships both within the family and at work.

Por una sana salud 3However, emotional health should not be confused with mental health. They are related but they are not the same thing.

Emotional health includes how people react to problems, the attitudes they have, and their self-control. If emotional health is neglected, this can lead to mental health problems.

Stressful and worrying situations are more prevalent in groups, such as immigrant communities, who have to face problems on a daily basis.

This is why the Ecuadorian Department of Immigration (Senami) and Teléfono de la Esperanza (Telephone of Hope) have signed a joint agreement on work in the field of emotional health.

Por una sana salud 1Their goal is to undertake action relating to the development of programmes and activities in fields including emotional health, protection and development, aimed particularly at immigrants.

They are seeking to support those in the Latin-American community in the United Kingdom who are vulnerable or suffering from personal, family or psycho-social difficulties.

For more information email: andreasenami.londres@gmail.com or pmadrid@senami.gob.ec

 

(Translated by Jane Martin)

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