Webinar on studying suicide prevention

The third webinar of the ‘web series for capacity building of early-career researchers’ was held on 15 September 2021 from 6 pm to 7 pm Nepal time. The webinar titled “Studying suicide prevention: professional and personal wellbeing for researchers” was moderated by Ritika Singh from George Washington University. This webinar commemorated World Suicide Prevention Day […]

Webinar on World Suicide Prevention Day

A webinar titled “Q/A with experts on suicide prevention” was held on 10 September 2021 on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day from 4 pm to 6 pm. The theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day was “Creating Hope through Action”. A total of 55 participants participated in this webinar, which was moderated […]

17th AGM of TPO Nepal

The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of TPO Nepal was held at TPO Nepal premises on 27 August 2021 from 8:30 am to 10 am. A total of 40 participants, including the executive board, general members, management committee, and staff of TPO Nepal, participated in the meeting. It was conducted in-person as well as virtually […]

Webinar on mental health during COVID-19

A webinar titled “Mental health during COVID-19” was conducted on 18th August 2021. Dr. Ajay Risal, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) was the speaker, while Ritika Singh was the moderator. A total of 43 participants participated in the webinar, which was the second webinar of […]

Module-2 training for health workers

A seven days Module-2 training on mental health was conducted by TPO Nepal at Pokhara from 1 to 7 August 2021. Nine health workers from different health facilities of Kaski and Parbat district participated in the training. The seven-day training session was facilitated by Dr. Dhirendra Poudel, Psychiatrist at Dhaulagiri Zonal Hospital, and Dr. Ravi […]

Webinar on pressing issues in mental health

A webinar titled “Pressing issues in mental health” was held virtually on 21st July 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. Nepal time. This webinar was the first in the web series for capacity building of early-career researchers in Nepal. It was organized by TPO Nepal, in partnership with George Washington University (GWU), as a part […]

TPO Nepal’s 16th Anniversary

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) celebrated its 16th anniversary on 6 June, 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict-affected and other vulnerable communities. With time, TPO Nepal has kept on striding and inspiring on its […]

Orientation to frontline responders in the context of COVID-19

An orientation for frontline responders in the context of COVID-19 was conducted by TPO Nepal with the support of UNICEF Nepal. The orientation was conducted virtually through Zoom on 17 May 2021 from 2:30 pm to 4:15 pm. The orientation covered topics such as minimum requirements to be followed during the COVID-19 pandemic, self-care techniques […]

NHTC Module 2 Training at Parbat

A 7-days National Health Training Center (NHTC) Module 2 training was successfully conducted by TPO Nepal in Parbat district from 18th April to 24th April, 2021. A total of 11 health service providers from various health facilities across Parbat and Kaski district participated in the training. The main objective of the training was to train […]

Celebration of International Women’s Day 2021

An in-house interaction and celebration program was organized at TPO Nepal on 8th March 2021 to mark International Women’s Day. The objective of this celebration was to get together to discuss the different facets of being a woman. A total of 27 staff of TPO Nepal participated in the celebration. Firstly, Mallika Chaulagain welcomed the […]

16th AGM of TPO Nepal

The 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of TPO Nepal was held on 5 March 2021 at TPO Nepal central office in the presence of the executive board, board members, technical advisors, and all staff members. Dr. Mita Rana, Chairperson of TPO Nepal, chaired the meeting and Pitambar Koirala, Head of Program Department hosted the meeting, […]

Network Meeting with stakeholders (RESHAPE Project)

A one-day network meeting of RESHAPE Project was conducted by TPO Nepal on 1st March, 2021 at Kaski district of Gandaki province. The objective of this meeting was to share the objectives of RESHAPE project among the stakeholders of Kaski district. A total of 17 participants participated in the network meeting. Mr. Nani Babu Dani, […]

Municipality Level Project Advisory Committee Meeting at Kaski

A one-day Municipality Level Project Advisory Committee (MPAC) meeting was conducted by TPO Nepal with the stakeholders of Kaski district on 24th March, 2021 at Pokhara Metropolitan office. The objective of this meeting was to share the objectives of INDIGO Project among the different stakeholders of Kaski. A total of 16 participants participated in the […]

CIDT Training for FCHVs

A three-days training for Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) on Community Informant Detection Tool (CIDT) based on National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Module 4 was organized by TPO Nepal from 16 February, 2021 to February 24, 2021. The training was conducted in three batches at Waling Municipality of Syangja district, Gandaki province under the support […]

Scoring and feedback collection on basic psychosocial skills

Scoring and feedback collection on the basic psychosocial skills training video for non-specialist frontline responders of COVID-19, based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guide, was conducted with different stakeholders at TPO Nepal on February 5, 2021. All the feedback collected from the workshop will be valuable in contextualizing the five module videos on basic […]

Capacity building on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation/Abuse

A one-day capacity building session was organized for TPO Nepal on the topic of “Prevention of sexual exploitation/abuse in development interventions and humanitarian emergencies”. The session was organized by UNICEF on 29 January 2021, as part of its global initiative to orient all of its partners on the issue. After receiving the one day training […]

Foundational Helping Skills (FHS) training

A five-days foundational helping skills (FHS) training was conducted virtually from 5th to 9th January 2021 under the Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support (EQUIP) initiative, supported by World Health Organization (WHO). This training focused on providing basic mental health and psychosocial helping skills to a group of non-specialists. A total of 14 undergraduate students of […]

“SAATHI” – Study to Adapt Adolescent Interpersonal Therapy in Nepal: Dissemination of the results

The World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Gap Action Programme outlines a role for psychological therapies including Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) in the treatment of child and adolescent emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. IPT is a psychological therapy to treat depression which has also been shown to be effective in treating anxiety. World Health […]

National Health Training Center (NHTC) Module 2: Training

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) had conducted 7 days training to health workers on mental health, National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Module 2 (Based on WHO mhGAP), successfully from 29 November, 2020 to December 5, 2020 at Gandaki province, Syangja district, Waling Municipality under the support and coordination of Ministry of Social development, National […]

One Day stress management Workshop/ Coordination meeting on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2020

One Day stress management Workshop/ Coordination meeting on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2020 October 12, 2020 Health training Centre, Ramghat, Pokhara  Introduction Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) in coordination with Provincial Health directorate and Ministry of Social Development, Gandaki province had conducted the one day stress management Workshop/ Coordination meeting on […]

TPO Nepal Extends Its Support to People in Quarantine & Isolation Centres

TPO Nepal has been successively extending its services targeting people in quarantine and isolation centres over last few weeks. On May 31st 2020, TPO Nepal extended its psychosocial support to two quarantine centres in two different districts viz Siddhinath Amar Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, 11-Bhimdutta Municipality, Kanchanpur and Madan Bhandari Smriti Prathisthan , 4- Tarabari, Damak. There […]

Training of Trainers: NHTC Module 2 based on WHO mhGAP

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) had conducted the Six days Training of Trainers (TOT) to Psychiatrists on mental health based on National Health Training Centre (NHTC) Module 2 (Based on WHO mhGAP), successfully from February 3, 2020 to February 8, 2020 at Gandaki province, kaski district, Pokhara under the support and coordination of Ministry […]

INCEPTION MEETING, PARSA

A program inception meeting of Psychosocial Support to Girls and Boys Vulnerable to Child Marriage and Violent Discipline; supported by Unicef Nepal and implemented by Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) and SODCC, Parsa on 24th January-2020, in the conference hall of Birganj Metropolitan, Parsa. There were 45 participants including Mayors, Deputy Mayor, Administrative officers, […]

Six Days Training, Ramechhap

Six days training on mental health and psychosocial well-being and support has begun from November 22, 2019 at headquarter of Ramechhap district; Manthali. The training will last until November 29, 2019. All together there are 12 participants with includes Medical Officers (M.O) and Health Assistants (H.A) among which 8 are from Manthali municipality, 3 from […]

Follow Up Meeting of Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

On 15th November 2019, a meeting was conducted among 7 of the members of Youth Advisory Group (YAG) to discuss on the activities and strategies to guide and sustain the YAB in further days at TPO office. The leader of YAG, Ms. Kreeti Pudasaini was asked to discuss within the group and bring an agenda […]

StandStrong Dissemination Program in Chitwan

TPO Nepal organized a dissemination program on 30th  September 2019 at Bharatpur Garden Resort, Chitwan to mark the completion of ‘SensingTechnology to personalize Adolescent maternal DepreSsion TReatment in lOw resource settiNGs’ project. This project was implemented in 7 health facilities of Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district from October  2018 to September 2019, to understand […]

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019

World Mental health day was observed on October 17, 2019 with the theme ‘Working to Prevent Suicide’. The day has been marked as – A day for ’40 seconds of action’. The program was organized by Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), Department of Health Services (DOHS) and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) and […]

Interaction program at Kanchanpur

On August 27, 2019, TPO organized an interaction program at two different municipalities in Kanchanpur district; Mahendranagar and Suklaphata municipality. The interaction was facilitated by Mr. Suraj Koirala and Mr. Pitambar Koirala from TPO Nepal while International Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (IRCT) supported the event financially. The major topic of the discussion was the […]

Service user and caregiver dissemination program

A dissemination program was held on 18th June 2019 at Bharatpur Garden Resort, Chitwan to mark the completion of ‘REducing barriers to mental health task SHAring: stigma reduction in Primary carE (RESHAPE)’ project. This project was implemented at Chitwan district from June 2015 to June 2019, to understand the feasibility and acceptability of a supplemental training […]

Advocacy workshop at Ramechhap

An advocacy workshop was organized by TPO Nepal at Khandadevi Rural Municipality on 17th June, Manthali Municipality on 18th June, Ramechhap Municipality on 18th June, and Likhu Tamakoshi Rural Municipality on 19th June, 2019. These workshops were organized with the support of Americares under the MHIRa project and International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Tortures […]

मानसिक एवं मनोसामाजिक स्वास्थ्य विषयक समुदाय स्तरीय अभिमुखीकरण कार्यक्रम

अमेरिकेयर्सको सहयोगमा टि.पि.ओ नेपालद्वारा संचालित मिरा परियोजना अन्तर्गत २०७६ जेष्ठ ३१ गते रामेछाप जिल्लाको मन्थली नगरपालिका-४ सालुमा एक अभिमुखीकरण कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरिएको छ । मानसिक एवं मनोसामाजिक स्वास्थ्य विषयक १ दिने उक्त कार्यक्रममा महिला ६ जना र पुरुष २० जना गरी जम्मा २६ जनाको सहभागिता रहेको थियो । सो स्थानका बुद्धिजिवीहरुको सक्रिय उपस्थितिमा मनोविमर्शकर्ता भरतकुमार […]

One day consultative workshop

TPO Nepal organized a one-day consultative workshop on the topic of ‘Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial support’ at Gulariya Municipality, Bardiya on 27th May, Narainapur Rural Municipality, Banke on 28th May and Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan Municipality, Banke on 29th May, 2019. These workshops were organized with the support of International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), […]

Celebration of TPO Nepal’s 14th anniversary

TPO Nepal’s 14th anniversary was celebrated this year by organizing a ‘Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPS) dissemination and sharing program’ on 7th June 2019 at Belauti Bagaicha, Baluwatar. This program was targeted towards students interested in the field of mental health and psychosocial. The objective of this event was to disseminate information on mental […]

Consultative Workshop on Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO Nepal) organized a one-day consultative workshop at Gulariya Municipality, Bardiya on 26th May, 2019. The workshop was conducted on the topic of ‘Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial Support’, with the support of International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). A total of 38 participants (24 Male, 14 Female) participated in this […]

Consultation workshop on Istanbul protocol

A one-day consultation workshop on “Implementation status of Istanbul protocol in the current context and clinical database” was held at TPO Nepal on 28th February 2019. Lawyers, human rights advocates and representatives of various organizations such as Human Rights and Justice Center, German Embassy, Collective Campaign for Peace, International Alert, Advocacy Forum, Amnesty International and […]

Final Theory of Change workshop

A final round Theory of Change (TOC) workshop was conducted on 19th February with adolescents, parents and teachers and with clinicians and policymakers on 20th February 2019. This workshop aimed to give a final shape to the pathway leading towards the project’s impact statement through feedback and discussion, which was created in the first round […]

TOC workshop with adolescent stakeholders

A Theory of Change (TOC) workshop was conducted with the stakeholders of adolescents on 27 December 2018, under the IDEA project. Altogether 10 participants, including parents, teachers and service providers (adolescent stakeholders), participated in the workshop. The workshop aimed to collect diverse ideas and information on the feasibility of conducting adolescent mental health research in […]

Prescriber supervision at Ramechhap

A one-day supervision for prescribers (Health Assistants and Medical Officers) of Khadadevi rural municipality and Manthali municipality was conducted on 24 December 2018 under the MHIRa project, implemented by TPO Nepal and supported by Americares. The program was facilitated by Dr. Kamal Gautam, Neuropsychiatrist and Deputy Executive Manager at TPO Nepal and attended by Pandab […]

Conclusion of 6 months psychosocial counseling training

A conclusion event for ‘6 month’s psychosocial counseling training’ was held at TPO Nepal on 24 December 2018. The training was part of the Strengthening of the Psychosocial Support Mechanisms in the Earthquake Affected and Disaster Prone Areas project, implemented by TPO Nepal with the support of UNICEF, in collaboration with the Department of Women […]

Theory of Change (TOC) Workshop with adolescents

A half-day Theory of Change (TOC) workshop with adolescents was conducted on 19 December 2018 under the Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) project. The workshop focused on exploring the feasibility and acceptability of conducting high quality and culturally appropriate mental health research with adolescents in Nepal. Total 11 adolescents from different backgrounds, such as […]

MoU between Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and TPO Nepal

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) on 18 December 2018. The purpose of this partnership between TPO Nepal and KAHS was to provide counseling services to people with mental health problems in Jumla as well as to integrate psychosocial and […]

Orientation on GBV issues and support system in Nuwakot

Two orientation programs on GBV issues and stress release were conducted at Nuwakot district under the Sambodhan project. Psychosocial counselor from TPO Nepal Rupa Rai facilitated the orientation. On 22nd November 2018, the orientation was held at Bidur Municipality-1, Simbutar and on 28 November 2018, the orientation was held at Bidur Municipality-6, Majhitar with school students […]

Dr. Joshua Gordon visits TPO Nepal and Chitwan

Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency of USA for research on mental disorders, visited TPO Nepal central office on 30 November 2018. Mr. Suraj Koirala, Executive Manager of TPO Nepal, welcomed Dr. Gordon and gave a brief presentation on TPO Nepal’s work and […]

TRE at Balaju

Three sessions of Tension/Stress/Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) were conducted at Balaju School of Engineering and Technology (BSET) from 19 November 2018 to 21 November 2018. A total of 15 participants, including 12 students and 3 teachers, participated in the sessions. Jamuna Maharjan, Indira Pradhan, Pragya Shrestha and Pitambar Koirala from TPO Nepal facilitated the sessions. […]

Mental health camp at Ramechhap

A mental health camp was conducted at Khaadadevi rural municipality-6, Makadum on 5 November 2018. This camp was jointly organized by TPO Nepal and the rural municipality, under the Mental Health Integration in Ramechhap (MHIRA) project. Psychosocial counselor, specialist and medications were provided by TPO Nepal, while logistics and other health professionals were supported by […]

Disaster Response Kits handover ceremony

A formal ceremony was organized to handover the disaster response kits to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on 26th October 2018 at District Coordination Committee building, KMC. This event was a part of Improvement of Community-based Disaster Risk Management and Post-Disaster Psychosocial Care for Socially Vulnerable People in Nepal project under Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP), […]

MoU between Institute of Medicine (IOM) and TPO Nepal

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) on 12th October 2018. The purpose of this MoU was to define the co-operation, collaboration and partnership between IOM and TPO Nepal in strengthening of mental health system and services in Nepal through education, […]

World Mental Health Day 2018

An event was organized by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, 2018. The theme for this year was “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. The event was conducted on 9th October 2018 at the meeting […]

Australian Ambassador to Nepal visits project district Sindhupalchowk

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency Peter Budd visited Sindhupalchowk district on 19th and 20th September, 2018 to attend an event held to observe World Suicide Prevention Day and observe project activities implemented by TPO Nepal with the support of Australian Embassy Direct Aid Program (DAP) Fund. The objectives of this project were to provide […]

Suicide prevention program at Ramechhap

On the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day, TPO Nepal conducted an awareness program on 11 September, 2018 at Manthali, Ramechhap. This program was conducted under Mental Health Integration in Ramechhap district of Nepal (MHIRa) project supported by Americares. One hundred and twenty three students of Grade 11 and 12 of Shahid Smriti Multiple Campus, […]

World Suicide Prevention Day celebration

On September 10, 2018, various organizations came together for the celebration of 16th World Suicide Prevention Day. The theme for this year was “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. A rally was organized by Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population to celebrate the day. The rally lasted from […]

National Anti-Human Trafficking Day celebration

The 12th National Anti-Human Trafficking Day, 2075 was celebrated with different programs at Kathmandu on September 5, 2018. Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens organized a rally to celebrate the day, where staff of TPO Nepal participated. The rally started from 6:45 am and passed through Bhrikutimandap, Bhadrakali, Shahid Gate, Ratnapark concluding at Rastriya […]

Common Threads exhibition at Bhaktapur

An exhibition of Common Threads was held at Nalinchowk, Bhaktapur on 7th August, 2018. The exhibition was organized by TPO Nepal and supported by UNICEF, in coordination with psychosocial support center run by the local women’s cooperative. Common Threads is a program organized with the objective of providing psychosocial support to women. This program helps […]

Municipality level workshop for the sustainability of mental health program in Chitwan

A one-day workshop on ‘Role of local government for the sustainability of mental health program in Chitwan district’ was conducted at Khairahani municipality on 26th July, 2018. The main objective of this program was to share the findings, activities, achievements and challenges of PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) project. The workshop also focused […]

Final dissemination of ‘Community based Psychosocial Capacity Building (CBPCB)’ project

The completion of ‘Community Based Psychosocial Capacity Building (CBPCB)’ project was marked with a final dissemination program held on 20th July, 2018 at Yellow Pagoda Hotel. This project was implemented at six earthquake affected districts (Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kavre, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk) from November 2015 to May 2018, with the partnership of Americares, IsraAid, TPO […]

Mental health and psychosocial support training at Nuwakot

A six days training for prescribers and three days training for non-prescribers on mental health and psychosocial support was successfully conducted at Likhu and Suryagadhi rural municipalities of Nuwakot district. These trainings were organized by Likhu and Suryagadhi rural municipalities with the technical support of TPO Nepal. The objective of this training was to enable […]

Prescriber supervision and municipal level advocacy meeting at Ramechhap

A municipal level advocacy meeting/consultation workshop was conducted by TPO Nepal at Manthali municipality on 3rd July 2018 and Khaadadevi rural municipality on 6th July, 2018. Thirty one elected representatives including mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson of all wards as well as a focal person of health, journalist and representatives from TPO Nepal participated in the […]

Review workshop of Mental Health Self-help Group Operating Guideline

A review workshop of ‘Mental health self-help group operating guideline’ was held on 27th June, 2018 at Avocado Cafe, Baluwatar. The objective of this workshop was to present the first draft of the guideline and finalize it through incorporation of feedback received from the participants. A total of 24 participants attended the meeting comprising government […]

Celebration of TPO Nepal’s 13th anniversary

TPO Nepal turned thirteen years old on June 6, 2018. It was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict affected and other vulnerable communities. During this remarkable journey of thirteen years, TPO Nepal has marked itself as one of the exemplary organizations of […]

Forum drama on mental health and psychosocial support

On the occasion of its 13th anniversary, TPO Nepal organized a forum drama on mental health and psychosocial support titled “Kumari”. The drama was presented on 5 June, 2018 at two different venues – Suryabinayak municipality-9 and Sankharapur municipality, Sankhu. It was organized in coordination with respective psychosocial support centers and ward/municipality office. The objective […]

Psychosocial support and stress management training

A two days training on psychosocial support and stress management was conducted at Sangachowk, Sindhupalchowk on 23rd and 24th May, 2018. The objective of this training was to provide information about psychosocial and mental health, promote co-ordination, collaboration and support to sustain the psychosocial support centers, coordinate available community resources for the prevention and management […]

Interaction and orientation program with local bodies

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO Nepal) successfully conducted interaction and orientation program with local bodies at municipal level in Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts. The interaction and orientation meetings were conducted on 11th April at Bidur municipality, 27th April at Sankharapur municipality, 29th April at Chandragiri municipality, 2nd May at Suryabinayak municipality and 7th May […]

PM+ team meeting and visit to the implementation site

On 26 and 27 April 2018, the team of Problem Management Plus (PM+) project came together for the review of pilot trial being implemented at Sindhuli district and planning of the Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (c-RCT) to be implemented at Morang district. The meeting was held at Hotel Tibet, Kathmandu The team consisted of representatives […]

Talk program on health system research in global health

A talk program on “Health System Research in Global Health” was held at Global Health Unit building, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu on 2nd May 2018. It was jointly organized by Global Health Unit – Institute of Medicine (IOM) – Tribhuvan University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) and Division of Global Mental Health […]

Training on effective communication

A one-day training on “Effective communication skills” was conducted at National Museum, Chhauni on 1st May, 2018. The training was organized by National Museum and facilitated by Ms. Ambika Balami, Sr. Psychosocial Trainer from TPO Nepal. Thirty eight staffs from the museum attended the training. The objective of this training was to enhance the communication […]

Workshop on ‘Understanding pain’

A workshop on ‘Understanding pain’ was conducted at TPO Nepal, Kathmandu on 1st May 2018. The workshop was facilitated by Danute Leathem, who is a clinical psychologist based in Auckland, New Zealand.  This workshop was conducted to build the capacity of TPO Nepal’s clinical team on pain management. Eight participants attended the workshop. The workshop […]

Workshop on Cluster Randomized Trial (CRT)

A workshop on ‘Statistical Design Considerations for Cluster Randomized and Pragmatic Trials to Evaluate Mental Health Interventions’ was held at TPO Nepal, Kathmandu on 24th April, 2018. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute. Nineteen participants attended the workshop which […]

Dr. Pamela Collins visits TPO Nepal

TPO Nepal was delighted to welcome Dr. Pamela Collins and Dr. Ajay Risal on 25th April at TPO Nepal central office, Kathmandu. Dr. Pamela Collins is the Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health at University of Washington (UW). She is also the Director of the Global Mental Health Program at UW. Before that, she […]

Basic level workshop on Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP)

A three days basic level workshop on ‘Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP)’ was conducted at Nepal Police School, Sanga from 18 to 20 April, 2018. This workshop was organized by Nepal Police Headquarter, School Coordination Desk and conducted by TPO Nepal for the teachers of Nepal Police School. Sixteen participants from seven schools (Sanga, Samakhusi, Dhangadi, […]

Mental health training for medical officers and health assistants at Ramechhap

A six days “Mental health training for medical officers and health assistants” was conducted by TPO Nepal at Manthali, Ramechhap under ‘Mental Health Integration in Ramechhap (MHIRa)’ project. The objective of MHIRa is to continue psychosocial support in Ramechhap district, establish community sustainable human resources and incorporation of psychosocial component in primary health care system through capacity […]

Strategic meeting of TPO Nepal’s Management Team and Executive Board

The Executive board and Management team of TPO Nepal came together on 30 and 31 March for the three years strategic planning of the organization. The meeting was held at Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha. A session on situation update (current projects, donors and budget), quality assurance, research and program prioritization, salary, benefits and positions, existing […]

PRIME Review Workshop

A review workshop of PRIME project was held with the entire project team on 28 & 29 March in Chitwan, the project implementing site. The workshop commenced with sharing of findings from the evaluation studies conducted in the Implementation Phase. The results show that the community psychosocial counseling was more effective for depression than alcohol […]

Successful completion of 6 months psychosocial counseling training

Since limited number of human resources are available to work in the field of Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS), short-term to long-term training in MHPSS is very essential to fulfill the gap. After the devastating earthquake, many people were suffering from psychological distress in Sindhupalchowk district. Short term support from outsiders was not enough […]

Review meeting of psychosocial support centers

A review meeting of psychosocial support centers was held at The Entrance Café on 26 and 27 March, 2018. The psychosocial support centers are being operated by women cooperatives promoted by District Women and Children Office. TPO Nepal had provided technical support to these psychosocial support centers with the financial support of UNICEF Nepal from […]

Orientation on mental health and psychosocial support to locally elected representatives

A one-day orientation program on “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)” was held at Suryagadhi rural municipality, Nuwakot on 19 March, 2018. The orientation was given to the newly elected members of local level. This orientation was conducted as part of the project titled “Community Based Psychosocial Capacity Building Project (CBPCB-II), implemented by TPO Nepal […]

GATE project inception meeting

A training of trainers and inception meeting of Global Anti- Torture Evidence (GATE) project was held at Copanhegan, Denmark from 12 to 16 March, 2018. Mr. Suraj Koirala, Executive Manager and Mr. Pitambar Koirala, Program Coordinator of TPO Nepal participated in the meeting. The Global Anti-Torture Evidence (GATE) project implemented by International Rehabilitation Council for […]

Maternal mental health training for non-prescribers

A five days training on ‘Maternal Mental Health’ for health workers (non-prescribers) was conducted by TPO Nepal at Hotel Rhino, Chitwan under PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) project. The objective of PRIME in Nepal is to generate evidence on implementation and evaluation of treatment for mhGAP priority mental disorders in primary and maternal […]

Debrief meeting of CBPCB project

A debriefing meeting with counselors was held at TPO Nepal on 27th February, 2018 to evaluate one of the components of “Community Based Psychosocial Capacity Building (CBPCB)” project. This project is supported by IsraAid and Americares from 1 November 2015 to March 2018 with the main objective of building capacity of FCHVs to screen psychosocial […]

Contract signing ceremony of Japan funded project

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) will be implementing a new project titled “Project for Improvement of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management and Post- Disaster Psychosocial Care for Socially Vulnerable People in Nepal”. Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, His Excellency, Masashi Ogawa, signed a grant contract for this project at the Japanese Embassy on 22nd February […]

International Mental Health Conference Nepal 2018

International Mental Health Conference 2018 was successfully held at Kathmandu, Nepal on February 16 and 17 with the aim of bringing together institutions, individuals and other concerned stakeholders in a common platform to discuss the development of mental health under the theme “Coming Together for Mental Health”. This conference was organized by Primary Health Care […]

Research report dissemination event

A research report dissemination event of “Hidden Aftershocks: An assessment of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs of Earthquake Affected Communities in Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Makwanpur districts” was held at Hotel Platinum on 26th January. The research was conducted by TPO Nepal with the support of American Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross and International Federation of […]

Two days event was held to mark the successful completion of project

A two days event was held to mark the successful completion of project titled “Support Women and Children office to establish 16 Community Based Psychosocial support centers in Nuwakot, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Okhaldhunga, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk” and “Psychosocial support to six flood affected districts Mahottari, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Sarlahi and Dhanusa” at Hotel Shivam Plaza on December […]

Endorsement of Mental Health Training Manual – Module 2 (Reference Manual and Facilitator’s Guide) by NHTC

Mental Health Training Manual – Module 2 (Reference Manual and Facilitator’s Guide) titled “Mental Health Training for Medical Officers and Health Assistants” was endorsed by National Health Training Center (NHTC) on 26th December 2017 through a final meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee held at NHTC, Teku, Kathmandu. A total of 25 participants attended the […]

Celebration of World Mental Health Day 2017

An interaction program was held at TPO Nepal central office, Kathmandu on October 10, 2017, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day. The program focused on supporting mental health and well-being of staffs and positive workplace culture, in line with the slogan of this day “Mental health in the workplace”. 23 staffs of TPO […]

International Conference on Child’s Health and Development

International Conference on Child’s Health and Development, with the aim of highlighting the importance of offering a platform for researchers and field workers to share experiences and for integrating the efforts towards improving child’s development, was organized by Action Against Hunger (ACF) on June 8 and 9 in Kathmandu Nepal. The conference was started with the […]

Suicide prevention training for counsellors

With the support of Australain Aid TPO Nepal conducted a program named “Provide Psychosocial Support to Community to Prevent Suicide in Sindhupalchowk.” As per the project activity, five days training for psychosocial counsellors of Sindhupalchowk was organized from 26-30 March in Hotel Langtang, Chautara. The training focused on dealing with cases of suicide. Counsellors were […]

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal His Excellency Peter Budd visited TPO Nepal

TPO Nepal felt honored to host His Excellency Peter Budd, Australian Ambassador to Nepal and Mr. Krishna Karki Program and Research Officer, Australian Embassy, Kathmandu on 19th June at TPO Central Office, Kathmandu. His Excellency spent around an hour observing program of TPO Nepal. Partnership with Australian Embassy has been started after earthquake. TPO Nepal has received two phases of […]

10 day training of trainers on Common Threads

A 10 day training of trainers on Common Threads Project was conducted at TPO Nepal from 12 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. The main objective of this training was to provide training about Common Threads Project and build the capacity of local level counselors. Altogether 15 women from different backgrounds participated in the training. […]

“CELEBRATING TWELVE YEARS OF EXCELLENCE”- TPO Nepal’s 12 years anniversary

TPO Nepal celebrated its 12th anniversary on 6th June 2017. 120 participants including staffs and invitees were presented in the event. The day started with a staff meeting chaired by Executive Manager of TPO Nepal, Mr. Suraj Koirala. He congratulated staffs for their valuable contribution because of which TPO Nepal known as pioneer organization in Nepal. After […]

Training on research uptake

Two days training was conducted on ‘Research Uptake’ by Emerald project on 25th and 26th May, 2017. The training was facilitated by Mr. Sudeep Uprety, Research Uptake and Communication Manager from Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD Nepal). The main objective of the training was to enhance the use of research evidences in a […]

Integration of mental health services into primary health care setting in Chitwan: Observations from senior government officials

On 27 April 2017, a team of senior officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH), Department of Health Services (DoH) (including Management division, PHC-RD, and the Leprosy control division), Social Welfare Council (SWC), Mental Hospital and Women Commission visited different health facilities of Chitwan district where the Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) has been implemented. TPO Nepal, […]

Five days refresher training on mental health and psychosocial care and support

TPO Nepal conducted five days refresher training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Care and Support for OCMC (One-Stop Crisis Management Centre) staff at Pasa Yard, Lalitpur on 17th to 21st April 2017 under Combating Trafficking in Person (CTIP). Altogether 13 female participants from 6 various OCMC centers (Charikot PHC- Dolakha, District Hospital Chautara – Sindhupalcowk, […]

Stakeholder analysis meeting with mental health professionals

In collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO)-Nepal, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO)-Nepal conducted a half-day meeting with mental health professionals on 26th April 2017. Altogether, 15 professionals from 8 organizations, 1 academic institution, and 2 hospitals were present in the meeting. The objective of the meeting was to identify possible stakeholders of mental health and assess areas […]

IRCT members across Asia attend Data in the Fight Against Impunity (DFI) seminar in Nepal

Three years since the Data in the Fight Against Impunity (DFI) Project was launched, the IRCT and member centre Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO) are hosting a three-day DFI workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal on the dated April, 26-28, 2017 for IRCT members in Asia. IRCT President Jorge Aroche opened the workshop on Wednesday together with […]

Seven days psychosocial support training for Community based Psychosocial Workers (CPSW) in Rasuwa

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal had conducted 7-Day Psychosocial support and care training in groups for Rasuwa district. All together 22 CPSWs were trained for seven days from Dhunche, Syafrubesi, Goljung and Dadagaun VDC  in Dhunche and CPSWs of Laharepauwa, Dadagau and Thulogau were trained in Bidur. The program was organized in collaboration with Women […]

6 months psychosocial counseling training

युनिसेफको सहयोगमा बहुसांस्कृतिक मनोसामाजिक सँस्था नेपाल (टि. पी. ओ. नेपाल) द्वारा संचालन गरिरहेको महिला तथा बालबालिका कार्यालयद्वारा संचालित मनोसामाजिक सहयोग केन्द्र स्थापनार्थ सहयोग कार्यक्रम अन्तर्गत ६ महिने मनोसामाजिक मनोविमर्श तालिम सम्पन्न भएको छ । मिति २०७३/१२/२९ मा सम्पन्न समापन समारोहलाई महिला तथा बालबालिका विभागका महानिर्देशक नरेश कुमार चापागाईले सम्बोधन गर्नु भएको थियो । सामान्य तथा […]

Conduction of Trauma/Tension Release Exercise (TRE) at Bhaktapur

TRE (Trauma/Tension Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal […]

Training of basic psychosocial skills to health workers, protection (frontline) workers and teachers

A two day psychosocial support training for teachers (10th-11th August 2015), funded by UNICEF, was held in Hetauda, Makwanpur. In total, 22 people received training (5 supervisors and 17 teachers) and were trained on how to provide psychosocial support to children during and after (natural) disasters with the aim that children can feel safe and […]

Mental health and psychosocial support training to health workers (non-prescribers)

TPO Nepal under the financial support of International Medical Corps has been implementing the ‘Integration of mental health and psychosocial support services in primary health care facilities and community settings in the post-earthquake context of affected districts in Nepal’. With an objective of early identification, provision of  basic psychosocial and emotional support, facilitation of self-help […]

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