Thompson Enyiazu Mental Health Foundation was established in memory of my father, Late Chief Dr. Thompson Enyiazu, a renowned naturopathic mental health practitioner, who died in 2002 after 27 years of service to humanity.
The Foundation unveiled for the greater good of humanity is inline with the provisions of the National Mental Health Bill 2020, now ready for Presidential Assent, after legislative rigours of almost 20 years at the National Assembly.
The bill provides “for protections for people with mental health conditions, such as prohibiting, medical care, and other social services”.
“Therefore, as a Medallion Holder of International Best Practice Charity and Certified Nonprofit Executive leader, we have the commitment to contribute our qouta towards ensuring total well-being of humanity in our community.”….the Co-founder said.
The foundation is proposed to seat on 4 acres of land, comprising of 60 room hostel for men, women and young adults. It will also accommodate a recreation/sports park, vocational centre, Prayer chapel, Counseling/Administration centre, Intensive/emergency care unit, Conference Centre, Safety & Security Department, Maintenance Unit, Caregivers’ Residence, Library facility and School of Mental Health.
In consonance with our set objectives, we seek partnership and collaboration with agencies of government at all levels, critical stakeholders, private and public sectors, local communities as well as international organizations.
Thompson Enyiazu Mental Health Foundation have perfected all registration documents with relevant local and international bodies for proper certification and endorsement.
During his opening speech at the unveiling ceremony, Egbelu-Umuosisi, Osusu Civic Centre in Isiala Ngwa on December 30th 2022, the Co-founder, John Enyinnaya Thompson Enyiazu said the headquarters of the foundation will be located in Abia state, Nigeria.
The special guest of honour, Dr. Alex Otti, represented by Dr. Chimezie Isaac Ukaegbu, commended the initiative which he acknowledged as major partnership feat towards his revitalization programme of the health sector if elected as governor of Abia state.
He decried the decay in our hospital and health facilities and urged Abians to deeply reflect on the state of their health facilities and access to medical care in the state to properly guide them on how to use their voting power on the election day.
He promised to partner with Thompson Enyiazu Mental Health Foundation to ensure that Abians maximally benefit from the services the foundation will offer.
He also promised to work directly with the local communities in addressing their needs promptly, asking them to make the right choice by voting Labour Party candidates at state and federal levels on various election dates.
On his part, the President General of Federation of Osusu Development Union, Chief Ogbonna Ogbonna also commended the ‘laudable initiative’ and expressed confidence that the foundation will foster better living standard in the community, state and federation. He urged Abians to vote wisely and asked Dr Otti to work hard and ensure his programs ‘reflect the yearnings of our people’.
The event witnessed the special cultural display of local ‘egusi cake’ and other side attractions.