Many things bring joy and pleasure to one’s life, like food, shopping or games. But pleasure turns into a problem when one’s life depends so much on one thing that pursuing it brings harm or danger to oneself or others. Addiction can come from different substances (food, alcohol, drugs) or actions (like gambling or other risk-taking). Are you able to identify addiction in yourself, the people around you, or your clients? Do you know how to help, or where to get help from?
On Tuesday 20th of April at Moniheli’s Associations’ Club, we will learn about addiction, how to address it, and what services and solutions are available together with our association Samha ry.
The objective of Samha is to prevent substance abuse and mental illness, to enhance knowledge about mental health and substance abuse, to create community trust, and successful integration. We will also hear about how FARO ry’s Mapeli project (page in Finnish) has addressed gambling addiction in the Russian-speaking community. During the event, participants can get information and tools with which they can better support their own community or their associations’ clients when facing addiction issues.
Be part of the event! We would like to hear during the event what forms of addiction multicultural associations have faced in their work and what they have done or would like to do about it. Register and inform us if you would like to present a 5-minute talk about them during the event by filling the form below at the latest on April 18th, 2021. The link to the event will be sent to you by email but also posted on this page and on Facebook, so it is also possible to attend without registration.
The main language of the event will be either English or Finnish based on the language skills of registered participants, but questions and statements can be presented in either language. The background material is both in Finnish and English and we briefly translate speeches in only one language. Group work is arranged by language groups.