Miss Ghana UK Queen 2017 will in April, bring together tertiary students in Accra to hang out at a social event aimed at promoting mental health and nutritional well being of students.
Miss Sabina Lawabea Awuni will target the use of social get-together as a means to suicide prevention, as such programs tend to give people listening ears.
The event is organised by Food for All Africa in partnership with Miss Ghana UK Foundation and Psychosocial Africa.
For every case of suicide reported, five people have already contemplated committing suicide, making a total of about 200,000 people contemplating the idea annually.
According to a 2012 survey conducted by the Network for Anti-suicide and Crisis Prevention in Ghana, five or more people commit suicide every day in Ghana.
The dominant cause of their death ranged from problems with parents, failure at school, inability of parents to provide needs, impotence and relationship-related issues.
Former Chief Psychiatrist of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Akwesi Osei, had said that suicide is premeditated and victims carry it out the first time they contemplate or think about it.
Hug Out with Miss Ghana UK 2017, which will take place at The Jubilee Queen on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Tuo Restaurant and garden on Ring road Central will be an experience sharing hang out with the Queen, Sabina Awuni; mental health advocate, Nana Abena Korkor Addo and Chef Elijah Aidoo.
It will also promote mental health and nutritional wellness among tertiary students in Ghana through activities such as cooking competition, eating, games, let’s talk and music jams.
The Queen together with SRC executives of participating schools will in the morning cook and serve breakfast to patients of Accra Psychiatric Hospital.