Community Mental Health Programme

Target Beneficiaries

  • Persons with Mental Illness (PWMI)
  • Parents/Caretakers of PWMIs
  • Other family members of PWMIs and Community Members

Programme Activities

  • Identification and assessment of PWMIs
  • Parental Counseling for access to treatment of the PWMIs and their acceptance.
  • Counseling to PWMIs
  • Monthly psychiatric and medical consultation for treatment
  • Provision of free of cost medicine distribution for identified PWMIs
  • Door to door visit and regular follow up
  • Parents meetings on quarterly basis
  • Regular Self Help Group meetings
  • Field consultation of PWMIs and their parents
  • Documentation and updating database
  • Livelihood support for PWMIs

Activities Undertaken in the Reported Year

  • Conducting community level meetings
  • Conducting village level meetings
  • Conducting parents meetings (13)
  • Conducting treatment camps (13)
  • Field consultation (1)
  • Parents Meeting
  • Presentation of Pre- treatment stages and present status of PWMIs
  • Assessment of their needs in the community and family by the parents.
  • Addressing the mental illness and other categories of disabilities.
  • Vocational training and self-employment for Stable PWMIs in their locality.


Total no of PWMIs identified 447 (Female 16 – Male 282)
Total PWMIs under treatment 134 (Female 42 – Male 92)
Total PWMIs stabilized 38 (Female 16 – Male 22)
Livelihood support to PWMI 18 (Female 7 – Male11)

Two beneficiaries who overcame the illness with treatment and counseling, and started their own livelihood with the financial support and guidance of the project by OLS.


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