WHO WE ARE
KOSHISH is a non-governmental, non profit national self-help organization working in the field of mental health and psychosocial disability at the grassroots community level in Nepal. It was founded in 2008 by the initiation of the persons having lived experience of mental health issues. The word ‘KOSHISH’ means ‘making an effort’ and it had a combined team of both passionate and professional people. KOSHISH provides and advocates for independent living, inclusion and meaningful participation of persons with lived experiences of mental health conditions and psychosocial disability through strategic advocacy and service delivery in line with Article-19 of UNCRPD, 2006 at its core.
KOSHISH is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council under the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (Affiliation No. 25676) and registered in District Administration Office, Kathmandu (Registration No. 086/065) in 2008. Since 2008, advocacy for inclusion and dignity of persons with and who are at risk of mental health conditions and psychosocial disability has been at the forefront of KOSHISH’s goals.
“KOSHISH’s purpose and relevance is to ensure persons with psychosocial disabilities are able to live independently with inherent dignity and that they are included in the community on equal basis as others”
KOSHISH seeks to ensure dignified life for people with psychosocial issues through improving and implementing policies and legislation and expanding community-based mental health and psychosocial support.
Mental Health and Psychosocial wellbeing for all
Quality of life of people living with psychosocial problems is improved.