Women’s football captain to tackle mental health crisis in Pakistan- Samaa Digital

Pakistan girls’s nationwide soccer captain Hajra Khan is now the latest Ambassador for the British Asian Belief, one in every of Prince of Wales’s charities within the UK.

She has joined a bunch of high-profile figures, together with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sanam Saeed, and Noreen Khan, to be a champion of the organisation’s psychological well being work in Pakistan.

Hajra might be selling the British Asian Belief’s psychological well being work to create mass consciousness about psychological well being points and allow the British Asian Belief to scale up its Psychological Well being Programme in Pakistan.

In accordance with the World Well being Organisation, there are greater than 50 million folks in Pakistan affected by psychological well being points however there are fewer than 400 practising psychiatrists and nearly no neighborhood psychological well being providers. The belief goals to succeed in 150,000 folks and contact the lives of 500,000 extra over the following 5 years by means of provision of community-based psychological healthcare, coaching and consciousness to enhance data, referrals and entry to help.

Hajra grew to become captain of Pakistan’s Nationwide Girls’s Soccer group on the age of 20. She is the one Pakistani footballer to have been invited by and educated with German Bundesliga Golf equipment. Signed by SHR Soccer Membership in Maldives, she can also be the one Pakistani to attain greater than 100 objectives in her membership profession. She has been an energetic advocate for elevating consciousness about psychological well being points within the nation and gave a Ted Discuss ‘Athletes and Psychological Well being- The Unrevealed Contender’.

“It takes every of us to make a distinction for all of us so it’s an absolute honour for me to come back on board as an envoy for British Asian Belief; to help and contribute to a South Asia that’s higher for all,” mentioned Hajra.

The British Asian Belief has been supporting psychological well being programmes in Pakistan since 2011 and scaled up this work considerably in 2018.

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