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 development of health professionals (prescribers and non-prescribers).
The training was conducted from April 8 to 13, 2018. The main objective of this training was to build the capacity of medical officers and health assistants to identify and manage mental health cases in the health facility. Altogether 21 participants (6 medical officers and 15 health assistants) from all municipality of Ramechhap district participated in the training. This training was based on mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) and “Mental Health Training for Medical Officers and Health Assistants module” developed by National Health Training Center.
Major content of the training were Standard Treatment Protocol (STP) and mhGAP , mental health, depression, psychoses, self-harm/suicide, epilepsy, conversion disorder, anxiety disorder, child and adolescent mental and behavioral disorders, dementia, mental and behavioral disorders due to substance use and other significant mental health complaints.