Month: January 2021

Rural municipality taking initiative for suicide prevention

Rural municipality taking initiative for suicide prevention Symbolic image, community people participating in a discussion with ward representative

“We will prepare a suicide prevention plan. A suicide prevention network will be established in each ward of our municipality. The network will be activated for awareness-raising on mental health and suicide prevention services.”-Mr. Raju Gurung, Chief of Siranchok Rural Municipality In a suicide prevention interaction program organized by KOSHISH…

Access to services is vital for the wellbeing

Access to services is vital for the wellbeing

Anita (pseudonym) of 23 years old is one of many women who had been deprived of psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. After the initiation of the holding center at KOSHISH, she was able to receive immediate psycho-social support service.Anita was experiencing mental health conditions at the age of…

Building capacity of community volunteers

Building capacity of community volunteers

KOSHISH has provided 3 events of training to Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) of Tanahun district on identification and referral of mental health condition and psychosocial disability in the month of December 2020. The 3-days training was focused on understanding the health, mental health, and psychosocial wellbeing; mental health and…

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disability

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disability

With the slogan of the year “Building back better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world” International Day of Persons with Disability-2020 was celebrated. On the occasion, KOSHISH jointly with the Ministry of Social Development and NFD-N Gandaki Province organized a virtual interaction program on “Effect of COVID-19 on…

Persons with or at risk of mental health condition and disability benefited from tele-counseling and direct relief support

Persons with or at risk of mental health condition and disability benefited from tele-counseling and direct relief support

From June to December 2020, KOSHISH in partnership with Canada Fund for Local Initiative implemented the “Promotion of Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Vulnerable Persons Impacted by COVID-19” project. As an emergency response in Gandaki province, KOSHISH attempted to address the mental health and psychosocial concerns of vulnerable people…

People in need received relief materials

People in need received relief materials left image, a smiling woman carrying relief material on a bag. On right image, group of people including elders received relief materials.

KOSHISH in support of Malteser International and coordination with Panchakanya Rural Municipality of Nuwakot district distributed relief support to persons with a mental health condition, persons with disability, single women, senior citizens, and low-income families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 249 persons from all wards of Panchakanya…

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