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Mental Health!

  • Saint Hermanguild Foundation (Nig.) Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established to support and promote mental health through creating of awareness that improves the well-being of people living with mental health issues.
  • The Foundation carries out series of activities in promoting mental health ranging from annual celebration of the World Mental Health Day in collaboration with the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) and other individuals and groups that promote Mental Health.
  • Other programs SHF engages with include mental health education, sensitization programs on the abuse of drugs and other substances, medical outreach, psychosocial supports, and a host of other activities.

our mission

To promote mental health through mental health education, awareness, advocacy, and seminars 

and to help reduce the number of people struggling with mental health challenges..


Provide education and opportunities for individuals to identify early warning signs of mental illness and subsequently provide programs and an environment that supports recovery and improves resilience for these individuals.

Access To Mental Care

Assure that those who request information and need mental health care referral have confidential access to the appropriate information and know how to obtain care.


Advocate for improved support and treatment particularly at the state and federal levels, especially where reform is needed.


Our Impact

The Saint Hermanguild Foundation Inc. have made and continues to make significant impact in promoting improved mental well-being for all individuals and families through education, support, psychosocial services, and advocacy.

Mental health

Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing cognition, perception, and behavior. It likewise determines how an individual handles stress, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making. Mental health includes subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence, and self-actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, among others. From the perspectives of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual’s ability to enjoy life and to create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how one defines “mental health”. Some early signs related to mental health difficulties are sleep irritation, lack of energy, lack of appetite and thinking of harming yourself or others.

Donation of a generator set to Imo State Rehabilitation Centre, Umuneke-Ngor, in Ngor Okpala L.G.A. Imo State by Saint Hermanguild Foundation (Nig.) Inc. during the 2021 World Mental Health Day Celebration.

The first program of the year 2023, a Free Medical Outreach in conjunction with mental health education at Nguru Umuaro, Ngor Okpala L.G.A., Imo State.

SHF in collaboration with Association of Counselling Psychologist In Nigeria, organized mental health education cum free medical outreach during the 2022 Annual Women August Meeting, Imo State, Nigeria.

Online and radio presentation to promote mental health by SHF.

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Our Team

Meet Our Experts

Emmanuel Akpan
Clinical Psychologist, Therapist
Emmanuel Akpan is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years clinical experience. I'm also a Therapist with specialisation in CBT-insomnia (sleep therapy) trained in the UK. I have been providing quality and evidence-based mental health services and addiction treatment for clients in Nigeria and beyond. I am skilled in the treatment of Insomnia without using medication. I'm also skilled in the use of psychological tools and varieties of interventions to deal with any forms of emotional and psychiatric disorders. Majority of my caseload are those with insomnia, anxiety and depression. My research interest is in sleep health, drug addiction and general mental health. I am a member of International Society of Substance Use Professional (ISSUP) Global, a member of ISSUP Nigeria Chapter and currently the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator ISSUP, a member of Recovery Allies, a member Nigeria Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACP) and a member of Nigeria Psychological Association (NPA
Dr. Chiamaka Rose Nwaoru (Ph.D)
Practicing Clinical psychologist
Dr. Chiamaka Rose Nwaoru (Ph.D), is a Lisenced and Practicing Clinical psychologist with Federal Medical center (FMC) Umuahia, Downtown Specialist Clinics Umuahia, and also a Lecturer. She holds Psychology, Clinical psychology, and pH.D Clinical psychology. She also holds Diploma in Public Administration and Computer studies. Her major interest is on Mental Health and Drug Addiction, and she has completed numerous trainings with certificates on Mental Health and Addiction. She is a member of American Psychological Association, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health, International Society of Substance use Professionals (currently the secretary of Abia State Nigeria Chapter), Nigerian Association of Clinical psychologists ( , also a Fellow of Nigerian Association of Counseling psychologists. She is a Researcher who has written international and local journal articles, an Author and co-author of text books and edited books. She is very kin at learning and open to new experiences.
Ifeanyi Herminguild
Ifeanyi Hermanguild Uzomanze started work in Canberra working with some organizations that oversee Aged Care and other vulnerable groups such as physically and mentally challenged people. While providing succor for these vulnerable groups, he discovered that his passion is in line with the job he was doing while studying. Upon this self-discovery, he quickly switched his course to study for a Certificate in Mental Health and a Diploma of Community Services to accommodate his passion, and to enlarge his knowledge base on how to provide adequate support to these vulnerable people.
Rev. Fr. ALARIBE Gilbert
Director SHF
Rev Fr ALARIBE Gilbert is a Catholic priest and a Chief lecturer at the department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri. Fr ALARIBE has several books to his name, as well as a host of academic papers in reputable journals. He takes pleasure in reading and writing, and finds a lot of satisfaction accompanying young people through the stages of their growth. Fr ALARIBE joined the foundation in 2020

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