TPO Nepal has been providing psychosocial support and clinical services to the vulnerable and at-risk population such as refugees, survivors of sexual and gender based violence, trafficking, natural disasters and conflict affected people through several interventions like psychosocial counseling, psychotherapies, support groups, psychiatric consultation and referral for legal, educational, health, vocational and other support. As part of counseling intervention, individual, couple, family and group counseling are being provided whereas solution focused interventions are provided using psychotherapies like Mindfulness Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique, Behavior Activation Therapy, Group Healing Intervention, Behavior Activation, Family Intervention, Common Threads, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Group Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Trauma/Tension Release Exercise, Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Disorder and Relaxation Therapies. Additionally psychosocial support is provided through psycho-education, peer support groups, harm reduction group intervention, women empowerment group intervention, group intervention for anger and conflict management. Children focused group intervention is also deliveredthroughClassroom/Community Based Intervention (CBI).
TPO Nepal provides a wide range of Care for Care Givers Workshop designed as a service delivery module for the service providers to relieve them from burnouts (stress management). Similarly our services include Alternative to Violence Program (AVP) programme enabling participants to deal with potentially violent situations in new and creative ways. In addition to this, we have been providing community based sensitization and awareness programs as well asproducing publications on mental health and psychosocial issues.
TPO Nepal follows Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Setting and WHO’s mhGAP Intervention Guide, which advocates for a multi-sectoral response to address the mental health and psychosocial consequences. mhGAP is an adaptation of the “WHO mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health care setting”, which has been translated and adapted by TPO Nepal together with government of Nepal to use it in the Nepali context. Throughout the program design and implementation,TPO Nepal followed the Right based approach and Human rights aspect. Psychological, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral and Psychosocial Approaches is also being followed in our service delivery and intervention designing.