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 on 25 December 2020, Chief …

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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 psychosocial problems; causes and impact; …

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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 people with disability in Gandaki …

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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 affected due to the COVID-19 …

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People in need 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 RM received basic food and …

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SUPREME COURT ISSUES A SHOW-CAUSE ORDER ON SEPARATE MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

On behalf of KOSHISH, Executive Director Matrika Prasad Devkota and Advocate Sharmila Parajuli jointly filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the different bodies of Government of Nepal (i.e the Prime Minister and the Office of the Council of Ministers including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration, Ministry of Health and Population …

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Supreme Court issues a show-cause order on unified multilateral national action for the Suicide Prevention

On behalf of KOSHISH, Chairperson Shiva Ram Achhami, Executive Director Matrika Prasad Devkota and Advocate Sharmila Parajuli jointly filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the different bodies of Government of Nepal ( i.e. the Prime Minister and the Office of the Council of Ministers including Ministry of Home, Ministry of Women, Children and Senior …

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Consultation Workshop for Suicide Prevention

KOSHISH in coordination with the Health Division, Ministry of Social Development, Gandaki Province organized a Consultation Workshop on Suicide Prevention at Pokhara on 10 November 2020. The main objective of the program was to establish a multi-sectoral collaborative framework to reduce suicidal behavior prevalent in Pokhara Metropolitan city. Altogether 36 participants from multiple sectors attended …

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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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Studies on Impact of COVID-19 and LOCKDOWN

Newsletter KOSHISH has completed 50% of data collection for the study on “Impact of COVID 19 and Lockdown on Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Persons with Disabilities.” The study is being conducted in combine effort of the National Federation of the Disabled (NFDN) and CBM. The study has ethical approval from the National Health …

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Medicines supported for people living with mental health issues

In the current situation of the world, everyone is in stress and worries. There is even high level of stress to the people who have mental disability. It is very difficult for those people who are in regular use of medicines to get access to the medicines due to lock down. There is a very …

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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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