District level Orientation on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Nuwakot

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 Federation of Journalists Office, Bidur, Nuwakot, from 7th December to 9th December 2016. The orientation accommodated government health officials from District Public Health Office, representatives from health posts of Nuwakot (Samundratar health post, Sundaradevi health post, Balkumari health post) as well as BNMT project staffs. A total of 26 participants benefitted from the orientation facilitated by a team of trainers namely Ms. Aroja Maskey, Ms. Soma Rai Sitling and Ms. Bibha Dhungel from BNMT Nepal.

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; Reporting of mental and psychosocial cases; Referral system; Progressive Muscles Relaxation Exercises and various group activities.


 

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