We aim to work in Nepal for the next 5 years and then review and evaluate our activities to ensure we are adding value for the next 5 years.

 

Clinical teams work in Nepal each year for 2 weeks in Autumn. If you are visiting Nepal at other times in the year, under the auspices of the Network and RAWCS, we can link you in to local services to help improve the lives of people with a mental illness.

 

We work with, and are guided by, a range of services and organisations such as Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), the Mental Health Hospital at Lalitpur, Child Psychiatry Services at Kanti Hospital, Chhahari MH Street-front Services, KOSHISH National Mental Health Self-Help Organisation, United Mission for Nepal (UMN), Centre for Mental Health and Counselling (CMC Nepal), TEAR Australia, CVICT (Centre for Victims of Torture and Trauma), and other services.

 

In Dhading District – with guidance from UMN and CMC - we work with the managers and staff of the Primary Health Centres in Maidi and Dhola and the senior teachers of the local schools.  Local families, pastoral workers and faith healers can participate in this work as it develops.

 

Activities include:

  • Teaching and skill training in contemporary assessment and treatment in mental health

  • Complex trauma counselling skill development

  • Psychological First Aid

  • Annual Australia-Nepal Mental Health Exchange

  • Remote village training and education for primary health workers including Mental Health First Aid

  • Remote village Mental Health Literacy Programs in schools

  • Remote village clinical assessment skill development

  • Medication management training

 

We are working with our colleagues to build capacity in other nominated areas of mental health skills including occupational therapy, mental health nursing, rehabilitation and vocational support.

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