COVID-19

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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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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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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Construction workers received Psychological First Aid

Construction workers at Palungtar municipality of Gorkha district, arrived from different part of country had severely effected by sudden lockdown. Along with accommodation and health problems, they began to have psychological issues. They are found to have fear about contagion, being stagnant at the work place, anxiety about increasing lockdown and food. As soon the …

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KOSHISH extended its services in Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province in response to COVID-19

The rapid increase in the number of people with COVID-19 infection has affected the life of people and many of them have been living in distress and uncertainty. As per Nepal Police, number of suicides during the period of this pandemic has reached to 1227. The situation has threatened both the physical and mental health …

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