Our Approach to
Community Empowerment

KOSHISH promotes self-empowerment, inclusive families, responsive governance, and sensitive community for wellbeing of persons with psychosocial issues. The approach emphasizes social considerations in basic services and security, strengthening support systems, and providing non-specialized and specialized services to persons with mental health condition in line with WHO's IASC guideline. It is an inclusive rights-based approach that provides accessible, preventive, protective and promotive services utilizing local resources and ensuring quality participation of persons with mental health condition or psychosocial disability.

Prevention & Response

* Awareness &advocacy campaign
* System strengthening
* Capacity building
* Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Emergency Psychosocial Rehabilitation

* Psychological Intervention
* Psychiatric Intervention
* Community Reintegration
* Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Community Mental Health (CMH)

is one of the key programs to extend services in order to improve the quality of life of persons with or at risk of mental health conditions. The program is promoting mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in the communities through awareness and de-stigmatization campaigns. The program has been applying evidence-based practices and has envisioned a replicable model of mental health service in community settings. The CMH program contributes to mental health initiatives of the Government of Nepal, SDG Goal 3, i.e. Good Health and Wellbeing, and work toward ensuring 'No one is Left Behind'.

“No health without mental health”
We are actively contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals
specially the objectives of Goal-3

Current Projects under CMH Program

Inclusive Community Mental Health Program (ICMH Program)

2019-2023 (5 Yrs.)

Gorkha & Lamjung districts

Mainstreaming of Community Mental Health program in Government Health System

2020-2023 (4 Yrs.)

Tanahun district

Working Together for Suicide Prevention

2021-2023 (3 Yrs.)

Kaski and Lamjung districts

Strengthening the resilience of earthquake-affected communities in Nuwakot district

2020-2023 (2.5 Yrs.)

Nuwakot district

Rehabilitation and Reintegration Support for Abandoned Women with Mental Health and Psychosocial Issues

2020-2022 (3 Yrs.)



Gandaki Province:
  • Palungtar Municipality and Siranchowok Rural Municipality
    of Gorkha District
  • Besishahar Municipality and Marsyangdi Rural Municipality
    of Lamjung District
  • All municipalities/rural municipalities of Tanahun District
  • Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski District
Bagmati Province:
  • Lalitpur Metropolitan City
  • Panchakanya Rural Municipality, Nuwakot District

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