A consultation workshop conducted for suicide prevention in Gandaki Province

On 10th September, KOSHISH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population Gandaki organized Provincial level consultation among high-level stakeholders for Suicide Prevention to mark World Suicide Prevention Day at Teeka Resort, Pokhara. The event was chaired by Hon’ble Chief Ministry of Gandaki Province Mr. Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel …

PIL hearing conducted in the constitutional bench of Supreme Court

On behalf of KOSHISH, a national mental health self-help organization, Mr. Matrika Devkota filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court in 2020 for amendment or repealing of the discriminatory legal provisions and use of derogatory terminologies towards persons with psychosocial disabilities. After one and half years of filing …
Symbolic image, community people participating in a discussion with ward representative

Rural municipality taking initiative for suicide prevention

“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 …

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

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

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 …
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