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Developing community mental health model in Nepal

Name of the project:    Developing community mental health model in Nepal

Location of the project:   Dang

Project Duration:  June   2015 to December 2017

CVICT is partnership with Physician for Social Responsibility (PSR), Finland has been implementing Developing community mental health model in Nepal Project in Dang district. The key objective of this three year (2015-2017) project is to improve mental wellbeing in Nepal through better detection and treatment of mental disorders and higher awareness on mental health among community people.

In order to meet its goal, project adopts the strategy to strengthen the operational capacity of health staffs, improve the functioning of psychiatric referral system at the community and increase the level of awareness on mental health through Community Mental Health Promotion (CMHP) program at all the VDCs in Dang.

The project has also been focusing on providing services on Psychosocial counseling to the community people and holistic care to those who suffer from severe mental disorders in order to reduce mental health burden. It also aims to conduct School Mental Health Promotion program at different Government schools in Dang to raise awareness and generate demand of mental health services in the community.