Women, Religion, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Stigma

Nairobi, Kenya,

ISSUP Kenya invites you to attend their upcoming webinar on Women, Religion, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Stigma.

The event aims to highlight the impact of stigma on women with SUD, explore the unique aspects of addiction among women, and highlight the intersectionality between women, religion, SUD and stigma.

Understanding of the significance of these connections is essential for developing effective strategies to support women in their recovery journeys, reduce barriers to treatment and promote inclusive and compassionate strategies. 

The webinar is intended for mental health practitioners, ISSUP members, policy makers, religious leaders and any other interested parties.

27th July at 6:00-7:30 PM Kenya Time (EAT) | 4:00 - 5:30PM UK 

Click here to register for the webinar

Presenter information:

Ms. Mercy Musisi, ICAP III

Clinical Services Coordinator at The Retreat LTD.

Ms. Musisi is an International Certified Addiction Professional with over 15 years experience in running inpatient rehabilitation programmes. She has a keen interest on the nexus between SUD and other mental disorders and the importance of a collaborative approach in client management for effective outcomes. She a member and secretary of Women In Mental Health Intervention And Treatment (WMHIT) an organisation that is dedicated to empowering women leaders in mental health intervention, SUD and behavioural management.

Beryl Achieng Ogutu, ICAP I


Newdawn Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre.

Clinical supervisor

Beryl Achieng Ogutu is a dedicated and experienced International Certified Addiction Professional with over 14 years experience in inpatient rehabilitation treatment. Her passion lies in helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorders, particularly women, as she views them as a special needs group that requires specific attention.

Beyond her work in the field of addiction, Beryl is an Associate Pastor at World Reconciliation Ministries. This role has provided her with a unique platform to educate society about the intersection of religion and spirituality in relation to individuals struggling with addiction. She firmly believes in the power of faith to facilitate healing and recovery.

She an active member of Women In Mental Health Intervention And Treatment (WMHIT) a group focused on advocating for, and supporting women who face mental health challenges, thus combating the stigma they often face.


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