Seed of Hope offering family support during Covid-19
The Seed of Hope Community Development is offering family counselling to families struggling with Covid-19 in Durban.
In a time of Covid-19 some families have been struggling with job losses, financial difficulties and mental health crisis. The Non-profit organization Seed of hope (SOH) has Khulanathi cycles offered help in hopes that any stress that families are facing in this time can be alleviated with counselling and prayer.
“In this time of distress some family members are really falling apart emotionally and mentally. As counsellors we need to let people know that they are not alone. If there are family members feeling depressed they should not be ashamed of it,” said the SOH counsellor.
Nqobile Mthembu, 25, who is a university student said before she started the Khulanathi cycle she felt lost at the beginning of the pandemic.
“I was ready to drop out of university because of the unknown. The lack of clarity of what was going to happen regarding my future overwhelmed me. Covid-19 really broke me down mentally and felt hopeless,” said Mthembu.
Mthembu said that having these counselling sessions brought hope and clarity in her life.
“I have a two-year old daughter to think about so I could not just do as I please. When I started the Khulanathi cycles I was reminded that I cannot just do what I feel. Sometimes I attended the cycles with my mom just for support. Seed of Hope has really boosted my confidence and opened the way I think about my future and my goals. A little bit of advice and prayer goes a long way,” she said.
SOH assured people who are coming for sessions are safe. Therefore the spaces are thoroughly sanitized before and after the sessions to keep everyone safe. As long as people wear masks, sanitize and maintain social distancing it’s safe to come.