Month: July 2020

COVID-19 and lockdown led to severe effect on Mental Health

COVID-19 and lockdown led to severe effect on Mental Health

21 year-old Ramila (pseudonym) tried to take her own life during this lockdown situation. She experienced mental health condition from a very long time and attempted suicide for many times. However, her condition was improving and she was under medication and counseling services before the lockdown. She was working as […]

KOSHISH’s response against COVID-19 pandemic

KOSHISH’s response against COVID-19 pandemic

Newsletter Since the beginning of lockdown due to COVID-19 in Nepal, KOSHISH has been providing mental health and psychosocial support services virtually through its Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers and Mental Health Experts to the people who are in need. As KOSHISH has been already implementing community mental health programs in […]

KOSHISH represents National Disability Directive Committee

KOSHISH represents National Disability Directive Committee

Mr. Matrika Devkota, founding chairperson of KOSHISH has been appointed as a member of the National Disability Directive Committee, which has been formed under the Ministry of Women, Children, and Senior Citizens on 5th July 2020 to facilitate policy work related with disability. Mr. Devkota was selected among those who […]

Coordination for strengthening referral mechanism

Coordination for strengthening referral mechanism

Social Development Ministry, Gandaki Province was formally informed about KOSHISH and the project under implementation. Likewise, Dr. Ram Bahadur K.C from Health Directorate, Gandaki Province was made aware of KOSHISH’s presence in the region and informed about project objective and activities. Brief introduction about the services was provided to the […]

Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province

Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province

KOSHISH has been implementing Psychosocial Support and First aid as COVID-19 Response in Bagmati and Gandaki Province from June, 2020. Three psychologists/counselors in each provinces have been regularly providing 24-hours tele-counseling service to the persons having psychological distress and problems. They are providing various types of psychosocial support (includes psychosocial […]

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Disability through Self-Advocates

Mainstreaming Psychosocial Disability through Self-Advocates

With the aim of addressing the need of immediate response during COVID 19 pandemic in the province to be inclusive of disability and marginalized groups and to mainstream psychosocial disability in the disability momentum, KOSHISH has started implementation of a project in Biratnagar, Morang of Province-1 from June, 2020.The project, […]

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