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Centre for Mental Health and Counselling (CMC-Nepal)

The Centre for Mental Health and Counselling – Nepal (CMC-Nepal) – is a nonprofit organization providing mental health & psychosocial services.

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GRANT AMOUNT

TOTAL AMOUNT GRANTED

$153,157

GRANT AWARDED DATE

NUMBER OF GRANTS

3

CMC’s project seeks to develop greater social connectedness within participating communities by training facilitators to lead community freedom group sessions, where participants explore concepts of psychosocial and emotional wellbeing, encourage community members to share their challenges and consider ways to support each other. The project will also provide assistant supervisors and supervisors with basic skills to diagnose the severity of mental health cases so that they can refer cases to a trained psychosocial counsellor or recommend ways in which the community can support individuals for improved emotional wellbeing.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

6 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

September 2018

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$110,391

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

South-Eastern Nepal

In a continuation of a prior research grant to Centre for Mental Health and Counselling, the organisation will;

  • participate in planning sessions with two consultants to review the outcomes of the research
  • conclude mental health training content to be delivered to Freedom Fund partner organisation staff
  • provide training to 48 field staff of local partners focused on mental health awareness and reducing stigma, as well as stress management.
LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

13 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

April 2016

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$19,861

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

South-Eastern Nepal

CMC-Nepal will work with a consultant from the Helen Bamber Foundation to carry out a mental health needs assessment in the SE Nepal hotspot area. The research will focus on assessing the needs of individuals affected by bonded labour, more specifically of bonded Haruwa and Charuwa labourers who are taking action to become free. This research will inform the development of therapeutic approaches and tools to be used by NGO field staff (non-clinicians) who are assisting bonded labourers in these communities to move towards freedom.

CMC is also providing urgent mental health support following the earthquake, through forming groups of individuals severely affected (reaching approximately 200 people). They will carry out several intervention sessions with the groups, and these groups will also identify severely traumatised survivors (approximately 100 people) in their communities who should be referred to CMC clinics or other centres.

LENGTH OF GRANT

LENGTH OF GRANT

10 Months

GRANT AWARDED DATE

GRANT AWARDED DATE

April 2015

GRANT AMOUNT

GRANT AMOUNT

$22,905

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

PROJECT & INITIATIVES

South-Eastern Nepal

Freedom Fund