Interaction program with province 1 parliamentary members on mental health

An interaction program was organized on 14th June in Biratnagar on “Mental Health situation in Province 1 and efforts, opportunities, challenges and future priorities for the local government”. There were a total of 48 participants in the workshop. Some key stakeholders in the program were Province Parliament members, Deputy Parliament Speaker, Chief Secretary of Province 1 and Director of NHRC Province 1. The program has been able to establish mental health issues as one of the major concern for Province 1 and the key stakeholders made commitments to raise this issue in the parliamentary discussions as well as figure out budgets for mental health from the overall health budget in fiscal year 2076/77.