KOSHISH as a survival from mental health problem organization, would like to give back to own communities whatever possible as an own social responsibility as a model that government may replicate.


KOSHISH is a nongovernmental organization, as a national self-help organization it is working in the field of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal.

The word “KOSHISH” means “making an effort”. Koshish is affiliated with, Social Welfare Council under 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 promotes and advocate for independent living, inclusion and meaningful participation of persons with lived experiences of mental health conditions and psychosocial disability through strategic advocacy and community based mental health and psychosocial support services inline with UNCRPD, 2006 at its core.


Our Purpose

“KOSHISH’s purpose and relevancy is in order to ensure persons with psychosocial disabilities are able to live independently with inherent dignity and being included in the community on equal basis as others”

— Our Mission

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.


— Our Vision

Mental Health and Psychosocial wellbeing for all

— Our Goal

Quality of life of people living with psychosocial problems is improved.


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