There is really no health without mental health.

Dr Adeoye Oyewole

Pastor, Dr. Adeoye Oyewole is a consultant psychiatrist, life coach, mental health advocate, theologian, and anthropologist. He Leads Lifecare Consult, a humanitarian consultancy initiative to care for and support people with mental health issues, behavioral, and human development challenges.


Dr. Adeoye Oyewole is a lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State and has served in various capacities at the institution, including Head, Department of Psychiatry. He is an alumnus of the following institutions: the University of Ilorin, University of Ibadan, and the prestigious Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso where he bagged a Master of Divinity in Theology with a specific concentration in Pastoral Care and Counselling.


He is also a regular columnist with The Punch Newspapers where he writes on diverse issues on mental health, social anthropology, and social development.


Adeoye is a Radio/TV presenter and has featured in many conferences and seminars within Nigerian, and the Western world as a participant and resource person. He has written a number of books including “Eternal Life: Cure for our Greed”.


Dr. Oyewole currently works with a number of rehabilitation centers to help young people heal and find their feet again after encounters with drugs and behavioral disorders. He is a member of Rhema Baptist Church, Oshogbo, Osun State.


He is married to his heartthrob ‘Jibike and the family is blessed.


Work and Project Experience:

  •  Medical Director, NITEL Clinic, Minna

  • Chief Resident Doctor – Dept of Behavioral Sciences, UITH, Ilorin

  • Chairman, business committee A.R.D, UITH, Ilorin

  • Public Relations Officer N.M.A, Ilorin. Kwara State

  • Head, Department of Psychiatry, L.T.H., Ogbomoso. 

  • Acting Head, Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, Oshogbo.

  • Member, Faculty Board of Examiners-Responsible for curriculum design and coordination of End of Posting Exam and M.B.B.S Exams.

  • Member, College Academic Board – Responsible for accreditation of academic departments in the University, curriculum review, and upgrading.

  • Member, SENATE of the University (the highest decision making organ of the University).

  • Part-Time Lecturer School of Health Records and Biostatistics

  • Associate Lecturer – Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, UITH, Ilorin.

  • Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, LAUTECH, Oshogbo.


Post Graduate Study Supervision:    

  • The pattern and prevalence of psychiatric disorders among soldiers returning from mission areas 

  • Risk Factors Associated with Post Partum Depression in Ijebu-Ode LGA

  • Assessment of the Knowledge and Attitude of Primary Health Care Workers to Mental illness in Alimosho LGA, Lagos. 

  • Knowledge and Attitude of Reproductive Health Problems among women in Baruten LGA, Kwara state.

  • Psychiatric Morbidity among Elderly Inmates of Old Peoples’ Home, Yaba, Lagos. 


  • Resident doctor at Deleyemi Psychiatric Hospital, Ilorin

  • Honorary Consultant to LAUTECH Teaching hospital, OSOGBO. 

  • Consultant to CumBamed Associates 

  • Consultant on issues related to AIDS for preventive campaign and behavior modification. 

  • Consultant to ideate Consult Ltd

  •  Consultant to St Mary’s Rehabilitation and Development Centre for the Mentally Handicapped 

  •  Consultant to National drug law Enforcement Agency (N.D.LE.A.) Osun state Command. 

  • Member, Osun state drug abuse control committee 

  • Chief Executive Officer, Life Care Consult limited.

  • Chairman, life care trust initiative – NGO on mental health.

  • Chief Medical Director, Balm of Gilead Specialist (psychiatric) Hospital, Oshogbo. 


Conferences and Workshops Facilitated: 

•Effective management of Self and Stress for management staff of the Nigerian Postal staff, Abuja-facilitator (July 2004)
•Improving the quality of performance for world bank health-related projects, Abuja facilitator (February 2004)
•Stress Management for top executives of Education Fax Fund (ETF), Abuja- facilitator (April 2004) 
•Combating the menace of executive burnout and mismanagement of self for  management staff of Raw Material Research Council, Abuja-facilitator (February 2005)  
•How to manage self to prevent Stress – Management staff of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) (February 2004) 
• 2 day -  Continuing Medical Education for doctors of all categories in general practice (November 2004)
• National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) in collaboration with the AIDS prevention initiative in Nigeria –prevention of mother – to –mother-child transmission of HIV – (September 2002)
•    Training program for medical personnel on the treatment and rehabilitation of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse in Nigeria sponsored by UNODC  in collaboration with NDLEA (February 2005)
•    Workshop organized by Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria on the Management of Depression in General Practice (may, 1998)
•    Part 1 revision courses of the West African college of physicians (August 1999)
•    Workshop on research methodology and management  organized by the National Postgraduate Medical College (February 2001)
•    Principles and Practice of Microfinance in Nigeria: - Capacity building workshop March 9 -11 2007
•    Institutional capacity building to develop Mechanism, Skills, and Standards for Diversionary Programme in Osun State. 9th -13th August 2009.
•    CIPM; Osun 10th Annual public lecture ‘Venture Capitalism’ A juxtapose of innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Employment in Nigeria.17th November 2016.
•    CIPM; Osun 2019 conference ‘Nation Building – Human Capital Utilization Option – I spoke on Mental Wellbeing and Productivity; The Nexus. 6th August 2019.
•    Workshop on Mental health and Psychosocial Support for Returning Migrants, Golden Tulip Hotel. Benin City. May 27th – 29th,2019
•    National Mental health Action Committee Technical session on the Mental Health bill- 14th -16th August 2019
Community Service:  

•    Mental Health Advocacy activity in the HealthWise section of The Punch Newspapers with over 200 Articles written covering myriads of multisectoral issues that impact Mental Health.
•    National Coordinator of  Mental Health Awareness Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (A coalition of Mental Health NGOs and Stakeholders)
•    Consultant psychiatrist to  St. Mary’s  Rehabilitation and Development Center, Ipetumodu, Osun State
•    Family- line; a weekly OSBC-TV family life discussion program from 2009 to date.
•    Mental health advocacy programs on OSBC RADIO from 2006 to date.
•    Issues in Christendom RAVE FM from 2017 till date
•    Member, Advisory Board of Precious Jewels Development Initiative for Teenage Girls, Lagos.2010- to date.
•    Evacuation of the vagrant mentally ill persons from the streets of Oshogbo metropolis in conjunction with Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF), April 2010.
•    Medical Advisor, Diocese of Ife- East Church of Nigeria-Anglican Communion, 21st June 2016 - to date.

 Public lectures


  • Oyewole Adeoye.O. ‘There is really no Health without Mental Health’ being a Guest Lecture for Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) Oyo State Branch at the 2013 Annual State Conference, 2013.

  • Oyewole Adeoye.O. Stress Management being a lecture delivered at the Annual Convention (Osun 2014) of the Anglican Christian Fellowship of Nigeria, Osogbo.2014.

  • Oyewole Adeoye.O. ‘State of the Mind and Physical health’ being a Guest  Lecture delivered at the First Session of the First Synod of  Diocese of  Ife  East( Anglican Communion ), Modakeke. Osun State.2015.

  • Oyewole Adeoye.O.  ‘Medical ethics and  Contemporary Issues in Nigeria’ being a guest lecturer for ARD LAUTECH, Ogbomosho on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting /Scientific seminar,2015.

  • Oyewole  Adeoye.O. Doctors as Patient’s Advocate in Resource-constrained settings being a lecture delivered at the annual LAUTECH –MDCAN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program,2015.

  • Oyewole  Adeoye.O.  Drugs and Health, What impact? Amourdes Health Enterprises Television Panelist Program,27th June 2012, OSBC,Ile –Awiye,Oke Bale,Osogbo.

  • Oyewole  Adeoye.O.  ‘Psychiatric disorders associated with Infertility’ being a lecture delivered at the inaugural meeting of Omowumi Reproductive and Lifecare in Collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Women Affairs at WOCDIF, Osogbo.1st September 2006.

  • Oyewole Adeoye.O. ‘Psychological problems in Old age’ being a lecture delivered at the annual meeting of Caring Hands International on March 13th, 2007.

  • Oyewole. Adeoye.O.  ‘Drug and  Alcohol; Causes, Effects and Solutions ‘being a lecture delivered at Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria, Ondo Diocese on 11th August 2006.

  • Oyewole. Adeoye.O.  ‘Protecting your Mental wellbeing’ being a lecture delivered at the Monthly Counseling and Social Work Unit Student Life Seminar of Adeleke University, Ede.Osun state on  27th May 2013.

  • Oyewole. Adeoye.O.  ‘Corruption as a Dysfunctional Societal illness; Mental health perspective being a lecture delivered at the 2016 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Medical Association (Osun State Branch) on 21st July 2016.

  • Oyewole. Adeoye.O. ‘Towards a Stable Mental Health; Our Roles as Individuals being a lecture delivered at the Monthly seminar of Fountain University, Osogbo on 28th April 2014.

  • Oyewole. Adeoye .O. ‘Building Awareness-Reducing Risk; Mental illness and Suicide’ being a lecture delivered at the 2006 World Mental Health day at Obafemi Awolowo University, College of Health Sciences, Ile-Ife on 10th October 2006.

  • Oyewole Adeoye.O. ‘Giving your Best in your Youth’ being a lecture delivered at the Third Speech and Prize-Giving day at the Federal Government College,Ikirun, Osun State. 27th October 2008.

  • Oyewole.Adeoye.O. The Cause, Consequences, and Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents ‘being lecture delivered at the annual Health week of the Union Baptist Church, Osogbo.Osun State.18th July 2006.



1.    Thesis/Dissertation:
Oyewole A.O. (2004).A study of Risk Factors Associated with Psychiatric Morbidity in Puerperium in University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. Nigeria. A thesis submitted to the West African Postgraduate Medical College for the award of postgraduate Fellowship in Psychiatry.


Oyewole Adeoye Olutayo (2010).The Factors Associated with Pschiatric Disorders in Puerperium Risk Factors Associated with Psychiatric Disorders in Puerperium in a Nigerian Hospital. Copyright @ 2010 by the Author and Lap Lambert Academic Publishing AG&Co.KG&licensors.ISBN:978-3-8383-8044-5. (87pages).

Oyewole Adeoye. O. (2015) ‘Behavioral and Psychological issues in Disability’. As contribution of a Chapter in the Book-Perspective on Disability: A Resource for Theological and Religion Studies in Africa. (pages 241–252 ) Published by Baptist Press (Nig. Ltd), Ibadan. 2016 Copyright EDAN ISBN: 978-9966-59-003-9. 

Published Articles:

Journal Articles:
Oyewole A.O., Adelufosi A., Abayomi O. (2014). Prevalence and Correlates of Puerperal psychiatric morbidity among attendees of a teaching hospital in North Central Nigeria. International Journal of Medical science  and Public health:  3 (11): 1402-1406.

Oyewole A.O, AO.Adelufosi. (2012). Application of Token Economy in the management of Chronic Schizophrenia: A Case Report. Nigerian Journal of Psychiatry. 10(3); 29-31.

Oyewole A.O., Ibrahim N.O. (2014). Selective Mutism; A report of 2 cases from southwest Nigerian Hospital. Case study Case Report. 4(2); 60-66.

Akere., Oyewole A.O. (2013). Prevalence of Irritable bowel syndrome among Psychiatric patients. Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  5(2); 85-89.

Oyewole A.O., Adelufosi A.O., Abayomi.O. (2013) Acute Dystonic Reaction as Medical Emergency.A report of two cases. Annals of Medical and health science Research.3(3):453-5.

Issa B.A., Adegunloye O.A., A.D Yusuf, Oyewole A.O., Fatoye F.O. (2009). Stress in Residency Training as Perceived by Resident Doctors in a Nigerian University Teaching Hospital. European Journal of Scientific Research. ISSN 1450-216X. 30(2); 253-259.http://www.eurojournals.com/ejsr.htm

Adelufosi A.O., Abayomi.O., Oyewole A.O., Ayankola. A. (2013) Does religiosity influence attitude to mental illness? A Survey of Medical Students in a Nigerian University. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2(2):135-139


Issa B.A., Yussuf A.D., Olarenwaju G.T., Oyewole A.O. (2009) Attitudes of Medical Students to Psychiatry at a Nigerian Medical School. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry v 19(2 ); 72+ http://www.hkjpych.com/journal-fde/0902-vi9n2-p72-192-3pdf

B.L. Ajibade, Ejidokun Adeolu, Oyewole A.O., Adeyemo  Moridiyat O.A.(2015)  Prevalence of psychiatric Morbidity among Road Traffic Accident victims at The National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos. International Journal of Humanities and social science invention ISSN (online): 2319-7722 ISSN (Print) 2319-7714. www. Ijhssi.org 4(5); 52-65.


Abayomi O., Adebayo K.O., Adelufosi A. O., Ibrahim N.O., Mosanya J.T., Suleiman B.T., Oyewole A.O., and EegunrantiB.A. (2016). Risky Substance Use Among Patrons of Gambling Venues in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences.4 (1); 45-52. 


Oyewole A.O.( 2016).Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Practice in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital. International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences.4 (4); 139-146.

Akanbi O.O., Oyewole A.O., Ajiboye A.O., AdeotiM.L and OlalereU.U. (2016). Multidimensional Health Locus of Control and Qualitative Study of Goitre patients consulting Traditional healers instead of orthodox doctors.  International Journal of Current research.8 (6); 32597-32601.


 International Referred Conference Proceedings;
1    16th Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists Scientific Conference, Canada, 2014.Paperpresented.A.O.Adelufosi, O.Abayomi, A.K.Ayankola., Oyewole A.O.  Deliberate Self Harm with household poisoning in Nigeria-Pattern and Public Health Implication. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 7(1); 1-38.
2 Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting 2015. Paper presented; O.Abayomi, A.Adelufosi, Oyewole A.O. Impact of an Educational Intervention on Nigerian Medical Students’ Attitude to Persons with severe mental illness.
3 The joint Mental Health Conference of The African Association of Psychiatrist and Allied Professionals (AAPAP), Ghana, 2015. Paper presented; Oyewole A.O. Globalization, Work Culture, and Mental Health. 
4 Oyewole.A.O. The sick role, Stigma, and Mental illness   - A Review of literature presented at the World Psychiatric Association Conference in Cape Town, November 2016.
5 Oyewole.A.O. Xenophobia as Cultural Embellishment of Mental illness. A Critical Review of Literature presented at the World Psychiatric Association Conference in Cape Town, November 2016.
6 Oyewole. A.O. Terrorism, Leadership and Mental health to be presented at the 2017 Third Biennial Conference of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, March 14th -17th (Abstract accepted)
7 Oyewole. A.O. Culture, Social diagnosis, and Leadership  to be presented at the 2017 Third Biennial Conference of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, March 14th -17th (Abstract accepted)
8 Oyewole. A.O. Religion, Culture, and Leadership to be presented at the 2017 Third Biennial Conference of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, March 14th -17th (Abstract accepted)
Technical report:
Member, National Mental Health Action Committee Technical sessions (F.M.O.H. &EMERALD) for drafting the new National Mental Health Policy.- Nov 2016
Current Research Activities:

  • Oyewole.A.O. Knowledge- Gap and Stigma Context about Mental illness among Care Givers in Bowen Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, Oyo state .Thesis for the Award of Msc Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan. 

  • Oyewole.A.O. Socio- Cultural Perception of Mental illness in Ogbomosho, Oyo state. Thesis for the Award of Msc Social Work of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho.

  • Oyewole.A.O. Globalization, Work culture and Mental health – A Review of relevant literature.(completed)

  • Oyewole.A.O. The Role of Teachers in Curbing Substance Abuse in Secondary schools- An investigation of selected Secondary Schools in Olorunda L.G.A. Osun State. Nigeria

  • Oyewole .A.O. Pattern and Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in the Gynecology Clinic of a Nigerian teaching hospital.

  • Oyewole .A.O. The Role of Pastoral Care in the Development of Mental Capital.Thesis for the award of Mdiv(Theology) of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso.

Other Documents Produced: 

  • Anxiety State and Depression in General Practice- A paper presented at a medical workshop for continuing medical education, LAUTECH teaching hospital, Osogbo.2004 • 

  • Self-management, Not Time Management as Panacea to Management of stress - A paper presented at a stress management seminar Abuja, Nigeria.•

  • Psychology of Personal Change   –    A paper presented at a Stress Management Seminar in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Sexuality, Sex, and Stress  -  A  paper presented at a stress management seminar Abuja, Nigeria

  • Nature and pattern of drug abuse among adolescents in Osun state –paper presented at a seminar organized by Osun state drug abuse control committee, Osogbo.

  • Rape- youth the vulnerable group-a paper delivered at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital (LTH) Osogbo, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) scientific/ annual general meeting (2004)

Non -Academic Books

•    Eternal Life; Healing for our Greed.                       Currently available on Amazon.
•    Synergy; The challenge of Marriage
•    New Covenant Giving; Highway to Worship 
•    The Renewed Mind; Triumph over Mediocrity


Membership of Professional Bodies


  • Nigerian Medical Association, Osun state Branch.

  • Medical and   Dental   Consultants   Association of Nigeria.

  • Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria 

  • American   Psychiatric Association. (International Member)