EQ4 Africa Conference
Mental Health Breakfast Edition 2.0
17th May 2024

Nurturing Balance: A Mental Health Conference For Work-Life Balance

 "Nurturing Balance: A Mental Health Conference For Work-Life Harmony"

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In today's fast-paced world, the pursuitof success often takes a toll on ourmental well-being.

The relentless demands of work, coupled with personal responsibilities, candisrupt the delicate balance betweenour professional and personal lives,leading to stress, burnout, and a myriadof mental health issues.

There is an urgent need to foster a deeper understanding of the importance of work-life balance, mental health & emotional wellbeing in the workplace.





The EQ4Africa Conference: Mental Health Edition 2.0, themed "Nurturing Balance: A Mental Health Conference for Work-Life Harmony" is designed to address these critical issues.

The Conference will provide a platform for individuals, employers, and mental health professionals to come together and explore practical strategies to promote mental & emotional well-being and achieve equilibrium in the workplace and beyond. Attendees will experience a day of learning, sharing, and connecting, with the ultimate goal of fostering a culture of balance, understanding, and support in the workplace.

The EQ4Africa Conference: Mental Health Edition 2.0, "Nurturing Balance: A Mental Health Conference for Work-Life Harmony" will;

  1. Raise Awareness & Educate:  Participants will learn about the significance of work-life balance and how it directly influences mental health, and discover insights, knowledge, and practical strategies to maintain a healthy work-life balance and take ownership of their mental health & emotional wellbeing.
  2. Unlock The Power Of Personal Stories & Promote Dialogue:  Participants will be exposed to a platform of lived mental health experiences & personal journeys with meaningful discussions and networking opportunities among professionals, employers & mental health experts.  
  3. Share Best Practices & Inspire Action:  Participants will explore successful case studies and best practices from organizations & entrepreneurs that have effectively integrated mental health and work-life balance initiatives and be part of a challenge to take proactive steps to prioritize mental health in the workplace.  


For more information, download the EQ4Africa Conference: Mental Health Edition 2.0 Concept Note below.

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EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2024

The EQ4Africa Conference: Mental Health Edition 2.0 seeks to raise awareness, provide practical solutions, and facilitate meaningful conversations about work-life balance and its direct impact on mental health.


  • Date: 05/17/2024 07:00 AM
  • Location: Kempinsky Villa Rosa, Nairobi Kenya (Map)

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2023 19 May 2023Sarova Panafric, Nairobi
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2021 05 Oct 2021Online Event
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2020 02 Jul 2020Online Event
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2019 20 Feb 2019GemSuites Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya

Mucha Mlingo

Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa

Convener & Host

Lizz Ntojira

Communication & Engagement Director WomenLift Health + Author, #YOUTHCAN

Keynote Speaker

Lynee Etemesi

Founder, The Mental Wellness Project Africa

Emcee

Mary Wanjiku

Wellness Consultant

Panelist: Decoding the Modern Dilemma - Work-Life Integration, Challenges and Opportunities

Samson Mwangi

Leadership Development Coach, Teach For Kenya

Panelist: Decoding the Modern Dilemma: Work-Life Balance – Challenges and Opportunities

Faith Gichanga

Counseling and Organizational Psychologist

Moderator: Decoding the Modern Dilemma - Work-Life Integration, Challenges and Opportunities

Angela Nderu

"I am Angela"

Panelist: Real People, Real Solutions - Personal Stories of Resilience

Gichohi Waweru

Advocate of the High Court

Panelist: Real People, Real Solutions - Personal Stories of Resilience

Nellie Kinyanjui

CEO Impact Point 360

Facilitator: Juggling Business and Personal Well-being – Mental Health Strategies For Entrepreneurs

John Wills Njoroge

Organizational Psychologist

Moderator: Real People, Real Solutions - Personal Stories of Resilience

Ruby Njonjo

Head of Entrepreneurship Centonomy Ltd

Panelist: Real People, Real Solutions -Personal Stories of Resilience

Mary Thuo

CEO CityScapes

Panelist: Decoding the Modern Dilemma - Work-Life Integration, Challenges and Opportunities

The EQ4Africa Conference is an annual event that brings together leading global minds in Emotional Intelligence to drive transformation across Africa in homes, businesses & communities. The conference is a platform for knowledge sharing, experiential learning & networking – where participants share insights, develop practical skills & gain best practice tips on how to leverage Emotional Intelligence to thrive in the constantly evolving environment.

Started in 2019 in Kenya, these events have brought together organisations across the continent, and impacted over 500 delegates - empowering them with the skills to leverage Emotional Intelligence at work, and in life. The attendees, key decision makers in their respective organisations, reported behavioural change resulting in heightened awareness, increased effectiveness & enhanced performance.

The EQ4Africa Conferences are powered by PTS Africa | The Emotional Intelligence Company.

PTS Africa is a boutique Pan-African consultancy, on a mission to transform leaders & organisations across Africa. In a bid to drive transformation across the African continent, PTS Africa utilises the scientific-based, learnable skill of Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence tools & methodologies to support clients as they implement change that works, reboot organisational culture & drive engagement & built sustainable high-performance teams.

To learn more about PTS Africa, visit PTS Africa | The Emotional Intelligence Company
07:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Arrival & Registration

Guests arrive at their leisure. Breakfast is served

07:30 AM - 07:40 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

The EQ4Africa Conference: Mental Health Edition 2.0 officially opened by Convener, Mucha Mlingo - Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa

07:40 AM - 08:40 AM
Panel Discussion

Decoding the Modern Dilemma: Work-Life Balance – Challenges and Opportunities.

A panel of experienced professionals, including HR experts, mental health practitioners, and employees, will discuss the common challenges people face in maintaining work-life balance and explore potential solutions and opportunities.

Panellists
Samson Mwangi
Teach For Kenya
*Top Rated HR – Mental Health @ Work Challenge
Mary Wanjiku
Wellness Consultant
Mary Thuo
CEO, Cityscape
Danny Stoker
Director, People – M-Kopa

Moderator: Faith Gichanga, Bliss Or Blisters


08:50 AM - 09:20 AM
Mini Workshops

Participants will join a Mini-Workshop

Workshop 1: Building a Supportive Workplace Culture: Mental Health Strategies For HR Professionals
Facilitator: John Wills Njoroge

By attending this workshop, HR practitioners will be introduced to tools and strategies that can be utilised to cultivate a supportive workplace culture that prioritizes mental health. leading to improved employee morale, engagement, and overall organizational health.

Workshop 2: Building Resilience for Better Work-Life Balance: Managing Stress & Preventing Burnout
Facilitator: Mucha Mlingo

By attending this workshop, participants will gain practical skills and strategies for enhancing their mental and emotional well-being, leading to increased productivity, job satisfaction, and overall life satisfaction

Workshop 3: Balancing Act: Juggling Business and Personal Well-being – Mental Health Strategies For Entrepreneurs
Facilitator: Nellie Kinyanjui

By attending this workshop, entrepreneurs will gain valuable insights and resources to support their mental health, ultimately leading to greater resilience, productivity, and success in both their personal and professional lives

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM
Keynote Speech

Keynote speaker will share insights into how maintaining balance is critical for mental health & emotional wellbeing

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Panel Discussion

Real People, Real Solutions: Personal Stories of Resilience

Panel discussion featuring individuals who have overcome mental health challenges as they share their personal testimonies and insights on their journey to recovery.

Panellists:
Ruby Njonjo, Centonomy
Angela Nderu, 'I Am Angela'
Adv. Gichohi Waweru, Advocate Of The High Court Of Kenya
Freda Gachie, Card Group
David Maeri, Young Visionaries

Moderator: Mucha Mlingo, PTS Africa


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Wrap Up

Way Foward, Event Close with Networking, Photos & Testimonials

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