Integrated Community Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

KOSHISH community based mental health and psychosocial support programs have integrated services rages from early intervention to residential specialised care and support. We believe that mental and psychosocial issues are not merely the medical condition, they are also related with with social conditino of the person. Therefore, KOSHISH community based mental health and psychosocial programs are designated to address both condition. We reach out to the community promiting awareness against the stigma of mental health and psychosicla issues deeply rooted in Nepali society. We spread the message that mental health problems are treatable and can be managed through proper care and support. Also encourge them to seek service for both moderate and severe/profound cases of mental health anspychosical problems. Our programs are specific in Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok, Lalitpur and Tanahun whereas we rescue and rehabilitate neglected and abandoned persons from across the country for specialised care and support. KOSHISH community based mental health programs are designated on the ground of building community ownership through awareness promotion and community participation. The goal and emphasis of the program are; to improve quality of life of people with psychosocial disabilities through access to affordable mental health service in existing government health care system and improvement of social integration and to empower people with psychosocial disabilities, facilitate their participation in the development of their communities. This program basically helps in increasing service seeking tendency among beneficiary This intervention is inline with IACS guideline. Implementation Framework of KOSHISH Community based mental health and psychosocial support program. Priority programs under KOSHISH community based mental health and psychosocial support programs included; Capacity building of health workers in existing health facilities of the government Awareness promotional program Psychiatric OPD in project districts Medication support and follow up visit School based mental health and psychosocial support program Psychosocial service