KOSHISH

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 Gorkha, Lamjung and Tanahun districts, …

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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 have made significant contributions to …

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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 attendees in a provincial-level health …

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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 counseling, Follow-up, Coordination and referral).To …

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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, in close collaboration with the …

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Psychological First Aid: First and foremost support in Emergency

“‘I feel numb when I can’t help anyone. I don’t want to live anymore just watching innocent people dying every day.” Shyam (pseudonym), a 48-years man, contacted to a helpline service and complained one mid-night. After a month of online counseling service from a Psychologist, Shyam has improved a lot. He also consulted with a …

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Tele-Mental health: When technology meets psychosocial wellbeing needs

During this COVID-19 pandemic, tele mental health service has offered many opportunities, including improvement of the individuals’ experience, increased mental health care access, and reduction of health care costs. Online clinical supervision from psychologists and psychiatrist to local health professionals has helped to manage most of the mental health issues at the community level. ‘I …

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