REducing Stigma among HealthcAreProvidErs (RESHAPE)

Introduction:   REducing Stigma among HealthcAreProvidErs (RESHAPE) is a 5-years research project funded through National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) grant that aims to reduce mental health stigma among primary healthcare workers and improve quality of care through active involvement of mental health service users and caregivers. The project is being implemented by TPO Nepal in partnership with George Washington University.


  1. To evaluate the impact of the RESHAPE implementation strategy (service user engagement within a learning health system) on primary care workers’ attitudes towards persons with mental illness.
  2. To evaluate the impact of the RESHAPE implementation strategy on reach of mental health services, measured as accurate detection—the proportion of true positive and true negative diagnosis out of all primary care patients.
  3. To build research capacity in collaborating with service users and expand research networks, with a focus on gender equity in research career development.

Target group:

  1. Government primary Health workers (medical officers, HAs, AHWs), FCHVs.
  2. Mental health patients and regular patients (with non-emergency medical needs) presenting to the primary care facilities.
  3. Community leaders and members
  4. Professional from various I/NGOs, Health institution and Health research agencies.

Implementation area: Selected municipalities / rural municipalities in Syangja, Parbat, Baglung and Myagdi districts

Time frame: October, 2019 – September 2024

Supported by: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

Partners: The George Washington University; Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO, Nepal); Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Global Health Unit of Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University; Duke University; King’s College London.

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  • Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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