ABOUT THE EVENT
In celebration of Black History Month 2022, African Wonder Women Organisation CIC (AWWOrg) is holding an emotional well-being seminar that focuses on men’s mental health.
Men cry too. There is the acknowledgement that, while talking things through may sometimes be ineffective therapy for some men who have experienced trauma, for many, it is very helpful. More so, if it is done in a ‘safe place’ where conversations can be had as a means of trying to rescue those who may have survived trauma, but need to speak out or truly heal.
Bereavement and trauma affects us all differently and the healing process is both unique and personal.
This seminar will helps us explore the power of expressing our emotions, to appreciate that it’s okay not to be okay and that indeed “Every Emotion Is Valid”. It also, also allows us discover strategies to manage unhealthy emotions, strengthen positive relationships and boost our mental health and well-being.
MEET OUR MODERATOR
Morenike Ajayi (MBE)
Morenike Ajayi MBE is the Director of Corporate Services, GCHA and Founder, Career Nuggets. She is a Senior Executive with proven experience in Strategic financial governance, management, control, and planning
Morenike received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors List 2022. She was recognized for her services to race equality and inclusion. As founder and CEO of social enterprise Career Nuggets, Morenike has helped further career opportunities for the BME community by providing mentoring, networking, workshops, events and more.
In addition, she is Treasurer at London Youth. Previously, she was a trustee for the National Union of Students (UK) and Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, a health and social care charity.
Morenike has won multiple awards and is a chartered accountant, executive producer, TV presenter, author and motivational public speaker.
MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Otunba Bimbo Roberts Folayan
Chartered IT Consultant (CITP) and Assessor. Founder NDDIS and ADDIS
Bimbo Roberts Folayan is the executive director of J Williamz Limited, promoters of the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) and African Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (ADDIS), organizations that mobilize Nigerians and Africans in Diaspora and other British and international investors to invest in Nigeria and Africa in general. He was also former Chairman of Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) and current Global Chairman of BEFFTA.
He sits on the advisory board of the Nigerian government for the creation and development of the Nigerian Diaspora Investment Trust Fund. Bimbo was a past Chairman of the Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom, (CANUK) He is a highly revered community champion in the British, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and has just been given an award as the ‘Father of Africans in the Diaspora’.
Otunba Bimbo is a British Computer Society chartered IT Professional and assessor.His IT consultancy has seen him participate in several bank and telecommunication merger projects in the UK and Europe. Bimbo has a clientele portfolio that includes Nationwide Bank, Ulster Bank, IBM, Tesco, Sainsbury, Marks & Spencer, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest Bank, Halifax Bank, the Bank of England, Luminor Bank, and many more.
Bimbo also holds chieftaincy titles as Sarkin Yakin (King of War) of Kagara and Garkin Kowan Pada (Member of the Emir’s Palace) of Kotangora, all in Niger State. Bimbo is the Otunba Babaloja of Ilodo kingdom, Ijebu Mushin, Ogun State of Nigeria.
He has received hundreds of awards due to his assiduous devotion to the social and economic cause of the Africa/ Nigerian communities
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Founder, ‘Balanced Wheel’
I am an ambitious and motivated lifelong learner. My purpose and passion are personal growth and development. I am energised by learning and sharing what I have learned with others who may also benefit.
Helping people find their motivation and meaning in life, rethinking assumptions, and living a more creative and generous life excites me.
In my professional capacity, I assist organisations to increase productivity and growth by enhancing their processes, systems, and people through change management and continuous improvement.
In March 2020, my life changed forever. Chidinma, my wife, confidant, and best friend, passed away after a brief illness. We had two young children, aged 2 years and 5 months at the time.
My loss and grief led me to create Balanced Wheel. This is a charity dedicated to helping bereaved adults emerge from grief, rebalance their lives, and thrive after the loss of a loved one
Leader, Influencer, Pastor, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
Kola Adeneye is a man of many parts but he’s known and better described in one word as an influencer.
He is a Pastor-Teacher by calling with a natural propensity to help People, Organizations and Communities optimize their innate abilities.
Kola’s story stems from a humble beginning and he continues to leverage on his experiences and life’s journey to impact lives and influence people from all walks of life.
He is the CEO/Founder of Sound Mind, a thriving Facebook community with almost 500K membership and presently lives and work in London, United Kingdom.
Kola Adeneye is also a father and fashion enthusiast.
Dr. T. Ayodele Ajayi
Consultant Psychiatrist NHS and Convener, Tripartite Care Hub
Dr T. Ayodele Ajayi is a consultant psychiatrist who has been working in the NHS for two decades.
He is a public mental health newspaper columnist. He manages a You Tube channel Tripart Care where he delivers bite-sized mental health education relevant to Black and Church communities.
He is a trained mentor and coach, and is the Founder and Executive Lead of Mentor Into Medicine- a mentoring organisation that empowers school and college students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve their lofty dreams of studying medicine.
Dr. Ajayi is also the founder and Convener of ‘Tripart Care Hub’, a safe sensitive supportive space to discuss in a culturally in tune and spiritually sound space, issues pertaining to emotional wellbeing.