Title Date
Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018 2018-10-24
Recovery from a traumatic suffering 2018-10-11
Capacity Enhancement and Need Assessment for Self Advocates 2018-06-28
Face to Face Program on Suicide Prevention 2018-04-04
Interaction Program on CMHC Package 2074 and Annual Work Plan Development 2018-03-23
Fourth Regional Level Training on Mental Health and Human Rights 2017-09-18
Devkota became Ashoka Fellow 2017-09-06
Rotary supports materials to the beneficiaries 2017-04-24
KOSHISH received Social Service Award 2015-12-04
International Disability Day celebrated 2015-12-03
Devkota honored 2015-10-09
A forum on roles of social workers in mental health 2015-07-25
Earthquake and Mental Health 2015-06-18
A discussion forum with Film Artists 2014-12-16
KOSHISH celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014-10-10
KOSHISH Chairperson Mr. Devktoa received Punawati Prasain Women Rights and Upliftment Award 2014-08-17
The Roles and Responsibilities of Psychology Students 2014-07-20
Awareness and fundraising program 2014-06-01
An interaction program held on “Importance of Integrating Mental Health in Primary Health: Opportu 2014-03-12
Workshop on "Reintegration & access to justice of women with psycho-social/mental health problem" 2014-02-24
Program Conducted on Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health 2014-02-20
"Success Stories" published 2013-12-20
Program for the Promotion and Protection of Mental Health 2013-10-17
National Mental Health Policy: Status of Implementation, Challenges and Opportunities 2013-06-06
Program for the Promotion and Protection of Mental Health
Posted on: 17 Oct, 2013


A one day interaction program on “The Role of Stakeholders in Developing Effective Mechanism for the Promotion and Protection of Mental Health” held at National Human Rights Commission on 7th October 2013 with facilitation of KOSHISH.

The program was organized with the objective to identify effective mechanism for the promotion and protection of mental health. The role of stakeholders in developing effective mechanism is also discussed in the program. The program started with the presentation of Mr. Matrika Devkota, Chairperson of KOSHISH on Status of Mental Health in Nepal. Mr. Surya Deuja from NHRC presented on NHRC initiatives and perspectives towards promotion and protection of mental health including legal aspects. The last session of presentation was on Status of mental health and sharing of NHRC experience by Ms. Samjhana Sharma, NHRC. Dr. Nirakar Man Shrestha, former Secretary of Ministry of Health and Population commented on the paper presented.

In the program there was a representation from Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Education, Non-governmental organizations, National Mental Health Network-Nepal, District Health Office-Kathmandu, Mental Hospital, Nepal Bar Association, TU Teaching Hospital etc. There was participation from Human Rights Activists and Journalists as well.

The program was organized taking into consideration the fact that Right to Health is a fundamental right of human beings. However the mental health is neglected issue in Nepal. Even the state has not shown much concern in mental health sector. The State has failed to accomplish its commitment at national and international level to ensure the right of people with mental health problem to live a dignified life. The protection, prevention and promotion of mental health issue have been strongly questioned. Therefore, the need of interaction program to discuss on the aspects related to mental health from central level to local level and the role of the Government for the facilitation, co-ordination and monitoring that addresses the core National Mental Health Policy 1996 and its significance has been felt.