Institute of Counseling has been in the forefront leading the crusade of mental wellness in Nigeria, we use every avenue and all opportunities to reach out to the society. We partner with government agencies and corporate bodies to make our world a better place. If you or your organization would like to join the growing network of ICN strategic partners or interested in finding out more about partnerships with us, for our CSRs, please send us a mail at: email@example.com or fill the request form below this page.
Taking the rate of mental health issues in Nigeria into cognizance, The Institute of Counseling Organizes a quarterly free counseling program for the general public irrespective of their social status or level of education. Counselors in different area of counseling specializations like grief, child, adolescent, crisis, family, marriage, couple, addiction, abuse, sex etc attends to client at the institute at absolutely no cost. This is usually a 30 days program happening in the month of March, July and November. Pictures are not taken due to confidentiality reasons, but the result of this program has been tremendously amazing.
THE INSTITUTE PARTNERED WITH LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT ON SENSITIZATION
The Institute of Counseling in Nigeria partnered with The Lagos state government on sensitization program for professional counseling in Nigeria. The Provost was the guest speaker at the two days event organized by @dsvrt and @lagosstategovt in partnership with @ngbritish and @icnigeria @sheratonlagos sensitizing religious leaders on the need for professional counseling in Lagos state. Dealing with the root of the problem is the way to go, and professional counseling is the answer. #counseling #religion #domesticviolence #speaking #engagement #mentalhealth #lagos #lagosstategovernment #dsvrt #domesticabuse #sensitization
SUPPORTING WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY
It was a sight to behold as World Menstrual Hygiene Day supported by the Institute of Counseling in Nigeria, ICN, extended its arms of love to Female staff and students of Child’s Will High School, Surulere, Lagos.Popular Sex Therapist, Relationship and Marriage Counselor, Dr. Tolulope Oko-Igaire (a.k.a THE FIXER) who was the guest speaker, enlightened the female students on; WORLD MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY, The Girl Child, Menstruation, Ways to maintain a proper hygiene when menstruating, Practical way to use a pad, shared personal experiences and entertained questions. There were slogans which were learned among which included: “Menstruation or no Menstruation, Life goes on.” This encouraged the students that irrespective of the pains, anxiety and sometimes shyness they go through on their period days, they should learn to be bold, positive, beautiful and outspoken. Menstruation should never make them feel inferior. ” Girls run the world.” The girls were encouraged to influence their world because women are a GREAT INFLUENCE, generally unstoppable, achieving whatever they dream of.” Joyland pads were shared to the girls and were greeted with appreciation. The atmosphere was filled with fun, laughter, songs, pictures and affiliating with teachers and students afterwards. The students and staff of ICN had a memorable time together.
LADIES TIME-OUT AT THE GYM
Women in this part of the world are dealing with a lot of issues with no respite from any reasonable corner. Poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and wrong belief are few of the many reasons Nigerian women are subjected to untold hardship. The Institute understood the power of information and therefore organizes a quarterly time- out for ladies. The program is usually packed with a lot of training and networking opportunities to help women in in their business and other areas of their lives. Institute of Counseling partners with other organizations to reach out to women by organizing quarterly sensitization workshop for women on healthy living, entrepreneurship, poverty alleviation and mental health awareness.
Training of Police Officers at Mountain Troop Headquarters Ikoyi.
It was very inspiring and enlightening as The Institute of Counseling in Nigeria, ICN, as part of her CSR, engaged the Police officers at Mounted –Troop Headquarters, Ikoyi, on COUNSELING RESOLUTION SKILLS FOR OPTIMAL ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE, CRESOP. Being a good police officer takes dedication, hard work, and a willingness to always be learning. It is no secret that it is a tough job. Notwithstanding , when there is a balance in the overall mental well being of the Police force, that is, family, work and social relationships, sexual health, personal development, e.t.c., they can uphold their oaths of allegiance to serve and protect the citizens they represent. The Institute of Counseling In Nigeria, being the foremost counseling Institute in the country is committed to making Nigeria a better place. Our profound gratitude goes to the police authorities; IGP Mohammed Adamu; ICP Imohimi D. Edgal,O/C, ASP Stephen Pam for making today possible. #optimalperformance #policeforce #counseling #mentalhealth #nigeria #mentalhealthawareness #nigeriapolice #counselinginstitute #csr
CONTINUOUS ONE ON ONE COUNSELING SERVICES FOR NIGERIA PRISON
An awesome experience it was at the #ikoyi #prison as the Institute of Counseling embarked on her CSR for the month. We realized that more than the food, clothing, toiletries and materials for comfort, #therapeutic assistance from counselors were needed to keep many #sane and their minds positive so they do not slip into severe #depression. Huge success was recorded as #suicidal #inmates made resolutions to live and fight for their lives, those who had fears for tomorrow were relieved and had their #hopes alive again, many were glad someone could just listen without being judgemental, those who were initially stiff warmed up to our amiable #ProfessionalCounselors. We could see how countenance changed a lot and there were testimonies. Inmates asked for more visits to keep them in check! Wow.
FEMININE & FLOURISHING
Feminine and Flourishing program was developed in 2010 by The Institute of Counseling in Nigeria in partnership with the obio/akpor local government area of River State to reach out to local women living in abject poverty through education and empowerment.