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. Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, […]

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 the case a hearing was […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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