Gbubemi Omatseye is the founder of Here For You Africa?a fast-growing community of women, mental health professionals and experts committed to helping every African woman achieve and sustain good emotional and mental health. As an entrepreneur, running thriving businesses back in Nigeria, her life took an unexpected turn when she was confronted with family pressure and the demands of caring for her young son with special needs.
Faced with a hard choice, she decided to shut down all her businesses and moved her family to UK with the hope of finding help for her son and a safe space of relief for herself. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen; instead her life remained a big struggle, as her mental and emotional wellbeing slowly began to slide to low ebb. Soon, she started experiencing different forms of physical breakdowns, followed by emotional entrapments like low moods, guilt, and shame. It was a dark period of her life but through the help of healthcare professionals she was able to pick herself back up, but not without rising with a new calling?a purpose. Her journey into helping other women deal with mental and emotional health disorders started when she was confronted with her own shocking reality and she had to seek professional help.
Drawing from her personal struggles, her professional training, and a passion to help other women of the African diaspora and women of colour find the kind of help she got, she decided to set up Here For You Africa in 2018. Over the last year, she has been at the forefront of promoting mental and emotional wellness for women of the African diaspora and women of colour. She holds a BSc. in Microbiology and Food Safety Management, a Certificate in Counselling Skills, and a Certificate in Facilitating Parenting Course, EPEC (Empowering Parents Empowering Communities). She is currently a Certified Parent Group Facilitator and an Alumina of Lagos Business School?one of leading business schools in the world?where she successfully completed the Owner Managers Programme (OMP).
Through her proprietary system of education, inspiration, counselling, and community building, she is currently shattering every stereotype associated with mental and emotional health amongst women in Africa. She describes herself as a wife and mother on a mission to raising a tribe of women of the African diaspora and women of colour that are emotionally and mentally aware and healthy.