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 address the emotional and social needs of the people affected by COVID-19 crisis, toll-free number 1660-61-52007 is established to provide tele-counselling services to residents of Gandaki province for reducing worry, anxiety and stress-related to COVID-19 crisis. Two Psychosocial counsellors and a Psychologist have been responding the call on sequential-basis. Likewise, another toll-free number 166001-22322 is already in operation for the similar services to the residents in Bagmati Province.
Audio and visual public service announcements (PSA) on COVID-19 and its impact to the psychosocial wellbeing of persons have been developed and broadcasted through FM radios and also shared through social media for mass awareness. KOSHISH has also been promoting the issues of mental health and psychosocial disability through online interactive sessions. The project in Bagmati Province is supported by FELM and the project in Gandaki Province is supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

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