Emma Organization arranged an awareness session on the 16th of April 2018 about psychological health for displaced women from the Dawoodiya Camp, in the Kurdistan Region. After the awareness session Emma Organization and the women visited the Lalish Holy Shrine (the holiest temple for the Yezidis). The women also participated in the coloring eggs activity (a Yezidi tradition), which coincides with their new year.
Emma encourages women to join such programmes as it improves mental and physical health, provides networking opportunities, builds confidence and assists with mindfulness.
Outdoor activities can make a significant difference to how you feel, for example helping you feel more grounded, providing an alternative perspective on life and helping your mind and body to relax.
You may also find that outdoor activities benefit your wellbeing by providing a therapeutic space where you don't have to talk about your problems, or even think about them – instead there is more space to learn new skills, develop new interests and make new friends.