Monday 9 December, 2019         

District level Orientation Mental Health Psychosocial Support Services-(MHPSS) in Hetauda

Under the project, “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal”, BNMT Nepal conducted three days District level Orientation on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Hotel Avocado, Hetauda, Makwanpur, from 20th October to 22nd October 2016. The orientation accommodated government health officials from District Public Health Office, and representatives from health posts of Makwanpur (Padampokhari health post, Handikhola health post, Manahari health post) as well as BNMT project staffs. A total of 30 participants benefitted from the orientation facilitated by a team of trainers namely Ms. Sapana Pandey, Ms. Aroja Maskey, Ms. Shikha Khatiwada Upadhyaya and Ms. Kritika Dixit  from BNMT Nepal and; Dr. Sudhan Devkota from Hetauda hospital.

The main features of the orientation included sessions on Psychosocial Wellbeing and Psychosocial problems; Effect of psychosocial problems on mind, body, behaviour; Communication skills in Counselling (both verbal and non-verbal); Relationship between Mental Health and Counselling; Self Awareness; Reporting of mental and psychosocial cases; Referral system; Progressive Muscles Relaxation Exercises and various group activities.

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