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Seek help – Mothers with CP children told


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Accra, Aug 22, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Ampofo, a
cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, has advised mothers with children who
have cerebral palsy to seek help when necessary to avoid being depressed.

He also advised the mothers to accept their
children as gifts from God and be content, saying, avoid comparing yourselves
to others.

Mr Ampofo gave the advice at a meeting
organized by the Special Mothers

Accra, Aug 22, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Ampofo, a
cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, has advised mothers with children who
have cerebral palsy to seek help when necessary to avoid being depressed.

He also advised the mothers to accept their
children as gifts from God and be content, saying, avoid comparing yourselves
to others.

Mr Ampofo gave the advice at a meeting
organized by the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation
programme on cerebral palsy.

The meeting assembled about 26 mothers with
children who have cerebral palsy to share experiences and look at the way
forward for the advocacy campaign.

Mr Ampofo, a member of Mending Minds, an
organization that supports people in bereavements, spoke on depression and how
to deal with it and commended the Special Mothers Project for the work they
were doing, calling for more collaboration.

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special
Mothers Project, explained that the project provided a platform to link Mothers
with free and affordable services.

“For instance at our meeting today, mothers
filled a needs-assessment form and we try to point them to where they can
receive help,” she said.

The project also tries to coordinate the
scattered cerebral palsy activities going on in Ghana to make it easier for
families to get help.

Mrs Awadzi expressed her gratitude to Blue
Skies Company, Dels Foundation; Mending Minds, Mmofra place and Givers Never
Lack Foundation for making the meeting successful.

GNA


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