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Since its inception in 2021, Antardhoni Nepal has executed the following interventions. Our activities span various themes, each contributing to the overarching goal of promoting mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Nepal. Through advocacy, awareness, capacity building, and community engagement, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities across the country.

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Individual counseling

Impact: 25 persons

We provide one-on-one counseling services. It is a private and safe place to share worries and get help to feel better. People can talk about stress, sadness, relationships, and learn ways to handle things and become stronger emotionally.

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Group Counseling

Impact: 8 groups

We provide group counseling as a form of therapy led by a trained counselor, involving a small group of people facing similar issues. Through guided discussions, participants share and learn from each other's experiences in a confidential setting, with the counselor's guidance.

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Weekly awareness campaign

Impact: 1500 persons

Community Mental Health Workshops

Impact: 8 groups

Our weekly awareness campaigns target various communities and regions, seeking to break down stigma and boost comprehension of mental health issues, with 1500+ attendees over the last 1.5 years. These campaigns pave the way for informed conversations and attitudes.

Group counseling is a form of therapy led by a trained counselor, involving a small group of people facing similar issues. Through guided discussions, participants share and learn from each other's experiences in a confidential setting, with the counselor's guidance. It's a professional way to address personal challenges and foster growth within a supportive group dynamic.

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Interaction Program with Parliament Members

Impact: 25 persons

We facilitated an interaction program with parliament members to discuss mental health policy and needs. By engaging policymakers, we aimed to drive change and highlight the importance of mental health on a broader scale.

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Kishori Sanjal (Adolescent Girl Network) Empowerment

Impact: 150 girls

We train girls in the Kishori Sanjal (adolescent girl network) on self-care, career counseling, mental health, and psychosocial well-being. These efforts aimed to build resilience and empower the next generation of girls in rural Nepal.

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Support for Adult Entertainment Sector workers

Impact: persons

We provided training and support to women and girls from the adult entertainment sector, focusing on self-care and mental well-being. Our initiative aimed to ensure that every individual has access to mental health resources and support, mainly for the most at risk.

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Community Women Leaders' Training (Collaboration with Tokha Municipality)

Impact: 200 women

We conducted a 3-day skill-based training for community women leaders in partnership with Tokha municipality. The training focused on equipping them with tools for promoting mental health, fostering supportive communities, and addressing challenges.

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Rural Awareness Campaigns

Impact: 40+ campaigns in 6 districts

In many rural regions, there is limited access to mental health services, with fewer mental health professionals and facilities available. This lack of resources can lead to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of mental health issues. 

By raising awareness about mental health in rural areas, these campaigns help reduce stigma, increase knowledge about available resources, and encourage open conversations about mental well-being.

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Queer mental health support

Impact: 30 persons

We trained 30 queer ambassadors across Nepal on mental health sensitization. This initiative equipped them with the skills to address mental health issues while advocating for queer rights, fostering safe spaces, and supporting the mental well-being of their communities.

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Nationwide Public Hearing Program

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Mental Health Training and Workshops

Impact: persons

Impact: 1500+ persons

We led a nationwide public hearing program in collaboration with national media outlets. This platform allowed voices to be heard, stories to be shared, and contributed to a more open conversation about mental health across the country.

Sensitized over 1500 individuals through comprehensive mental health training and workshops. Our outreach aimed to dispel stigma, raise awareness, and equip participants with tools for supporting their mental health and that of others.

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Postpartum Mental Health Awareness (Collaboration with Nepal Health Corps)

Impact: 65 persons

Partnered with Nepal Health Corps to establish a postpartum mental health awareness and counseling help desk. Through this initiative, we reached and counseled 65 women, contributing to improved maternal mental well-being across the country.

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Aama Samuha (Mothers Group) Empowerment

Impact: 8 groups

Empowered 8 Aama Samuha (Mothers Groups) in rural Nepalese villages through education and skill-building sessions. These efforts focused on enhancing their understanding of mental health, providing tools for supporting their families' well-being, and fostering a supportive community.

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School Workshops for Children and Teachers

Impact: 15 schools

Engaged with local schools to conduct 15 interactive workshops aimed at promoting mental health awareness among children and teachers. These workshops covered essential topics like stress management, emotional well-being, and fostering a positive classroom environment.

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