Strengthening and Expanding Mental Health Care in Nepal

Background: A huge mental health treatment gap exists in a developing country like Nepal. Additionally, a large population especially the young and productive age group migrates to gulf countries, especially for labor migration. This has further led to an increase in the incidence and prevalence of mental health and psychosocial conditions among migrant workers and […]

Strengthening Inclusive Justice Program

Background: This is a 3-year project which is being implemented in 13 municipalities of Nepal. It aims to promote and facilitate the effective participation of individuals affected by conflict/violence in a credible and victim-centered transitional justice process. The project also aims to strengthen the capacity of local civil society to document human rights violations, support […]

Integration of livelihood into MHPSS Program

Background:  Nepal suffered a 10-year-long political conflict also known as ‘People’s War’ or the ‘Nepalese Civil War’ (1996–2006). More than 18,000 people lost their lives, thousands more were injured or displaced, and many were victims of grave human rights violations. With the end of the civil war and the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, […]

Mental health and psycho-social well-being of children, caregivers, and vulnerable populations improved through promotion, response and support activities

Background: Nepal’s population is disproportionately young 40 percent of which are children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. Given the considerable share of the adolescent population (24 percent), the demographic dividend this population brings, and because it is their right, Nepal must ensure that these young people are given the support and opportunities […]

Technical assistance for setting up a national suicide prevention resource center and operationalizing a national helpline for suicide response

Background: Suicide is a major public health concern worldwide. According to WHO, more than 7,00,000 people die by suicide every year and the rate of suicide has been increasing. Nepal police reports more than 7000 suicide every year. Evidences demonstrate that suicide is largely preventable through public health interventions. Stigma associated with mental health, lack […]

Ethnographic study of barriers and facilitators to the continuation of psychosocial support centers established by Nepal’s Department of Women and Children

Background: The month of Baisakh of 2072 BS is commemorated as a frightening incident in the history of  Nepal. Two massive earthquakes of magnitude 7.6 Richter scale and 6.8 Richter scale occurred on 12th Baisakh and 29th Baisakh respectively. Hundreds of aftershocks were experienced throughout that year. The earthquake especially affected Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Rasuwa, […]

Strengthening mental health services including in Government designated COVID 19 hospitals across the country

Background: Nepal’s health system fundamentally suffers from constrained healthcare resources including physical infrastructure and skilled human resources. COVID-19 has further unraveled the inadequacy and fragility of the health care delivery system across the country. With the increasing demand for health services seeking among the public, recently, the MoHP endorsed an operational guideline to establish and […]

GBV prevention and response project phase II (GBVPRII)

Background: Gender-based violence (GBV) is considered as one of the major challenges prevalent in the country and Nepal still has a long way to go in terms of conclusively implementing laws and frameworks that have been formulated for complete eradication. Nevertheless, many actors and agencies including the government are working towards prevention and reduction of […]

Sports-based Mental heAlth pRomotion intervention for adolescenTs in Nepal (SMART)

Background: Each year, one in five adolescents aged 10-19 experiences a mental disorder like depression or anxiety, and the rate is rising. Nepal is a low-income country where there is a large population of adolescents at risk of mental disorders, but a lack of mental health care. An intervention is needed that can protect adolescents […]

Improving Adolescent mentaL health by reducing the Impact of poverty (ALIVE)

Background: Depression and anxiety are leading contributors to the burden of disease among adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), and they disproportionally affect adolescents living in poverty. Yet, the evidence base for interventions that effectively prevent depression and anxiety among adolescents living in poverty is weak. One major shortcoming is that interventions often fail […]

Dignity: Psychosocial Rehabilitation of the TIP survivors

Background: Trafficking in persons is a global threat to fundamental human rights. It has deprived approximately 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity (Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2019). An increasing trend of human trafficking has been seen in Nepal with the number of cases being reported by Nepal Police standing at […]

International Study of Discrimination and Stigma Outcomes (INDIGO)

Background: Indigo Partnership research program is a multi-site collaboration for anti-stigma interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (China, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, and Tunisia) that aims to carry out research to strengthen the understanding of mechanisms of stigma processes and reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness in LMICs; and establish a strong […]


Background: ENHANCE is a 3-years research project that aims to cater psychological services to women with perinatal depression by training the community-based health workers. Under the financial and technical support from the University of Liverpool, the project is being implemented by TPO Nepal.  Objective: To build the capacity of community-based government health workers to provide […]

Health Action in ScHools for a Thriving Adolescent Generation (HASHTAG)

Background:  Health Action in ScHools for a Thriving Adolescent Generation (HASHTAG) is a 2-year project funded by UK Medical Research Council (MRC) which is being implemented in Nepal and South Africa. It is led by the university of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Globally, many adolescents live in unstable environments, where poverty, conflict, or abuse is […]

Holistic Rehabilitation Support to the Cases of Human Right Violation

Introduction: –  The armed conflict, also popularly known as people’s war, in between the year 1996 and 2006 claimed the lives of 13,000 people and displaced an estimate of 200,000 and more. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 5 clearly prohibits torture in any case. Besides all the international conventions and declaration signed by the […]


Introduction: – RESHAPE is a 5-years research project funded through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant that aims to improve quality of mental health care and services in Nepal through capacity building and trainings of primary healthcare workers. The project is being implemented by TPO Nepal in partnership with George Washington University. Objectives: To […]

Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE (ESSENCE)

Background: Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE (ESSENCE) is a five years research project which aims to bridge the gap between science and mental health care by generating evidence on cost effective implementation approaches for scaling up of evidence based intervention for mental disorders, particularly for treating depression. TPO Nepal is one […]

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