ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OLAMIDE MUTIAT OSENI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am glad to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because I will be meeting and working with great minded people to make impact in the African Community. I believe that creating safe environments where people can talk without fear and support for people living with mental illnesses can go a long way to reduce the current rise in suicide. I pledge to creating safe places and giving mental health a voice in Nigeria. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Safe Haven Initiative
The Safe Haven Initiative is a project designed to create awareness about mental health, prevent and promote mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.
The goal is to reach out to people to educate them on mental health and the common mental illnesses, promote positive mental health, help to prevent mental ill-health, shatter stereotypes and myths about mental illness, reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and create an environment that encourages people to speak up and seek support, share their personal experiences with mental illness and remind people that they are not alone in their struggles.
The project objectives are:
1. Educating the public on various mental illnesses, facts on mental health, myths about mental illness and how to deal with mental ill health.
2. Providing support to people with mental health issues.
3. Providing proper referral to people living with mental illness.
4. Writing and sharing articles on topics related to mental health.
We expect to connect with our audience through various social media platforms. This will be achieved through the structured and consistent posting of feeds that spans the goals of our project. There will also be monthly online webinars and a physical outreach (on World Mental Health Day).
About the Millennium Fellow
Oseni Olamide Mutiat is a 500 level Nursing Student at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She is a dedicated Student with a Passion for excellence. She is a Mental Health Advocate and is currently volunteering at various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) which includes Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative(MANI),The Neo Child Initiative(TNCI) and The Haven Foundation. She is a Nigerian, who hails from Ogun State. Her interests include volunteering, graphic designing, counselling, and taking online classes.