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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …