Meet Norum our Mascot
Norum Bear AKA Paddington Bear, was appointed as our unofficial mascot in 2015. Norum accompanied the team on the 2015 visit to Nepal and we made sure he was with us all the way, participating in all the work that we got involved in. Norum was happy to sit around the table and participate in discussions. He even took some notes for us!. Since Norum first joined us he was made a Nepalese outfit by Mona, Pradhan Ji's wife and our good friend. And Norum accompanies us when we visit the schools and health posts in the Dhading region. Norum helps take winter beanies up to Maidi and to Chhahari a streetfront service in Kathmandu. Meredith Sims (in photo below), our colleague in the NSW Ministry of Health knits these beanies each year with the help of family and friends!
Did you know that Norum is Nepalese for furry?
Network News Clippings
The Central Western Daily (CWD) is the local newspaper of Orange, NSW, Australia. The CWD have been reporting on the work of the ANMHN.
Please click on the links below to read some early articles published by the CWD.
From Himalayan highs to the lows of mental health: NSW Health workers on a mission for change - ABC News 4 March 2016
The team arrives home - CWD article 18 November 2015
The team prepares to go - CWD article 24 September 2015
Experience of the first earthquake in April 2015 - CWD article 2 May 2015
Orange health professionals to make their mark on Nepal - CWD article 13 November 2014