NIMHANS will host a workshop on “Immediate Care for Mental Health Crisis” on June 1


A workshop for providing immediate care in mental health crises will be conducted in the institute of NIMHANS, with a focus on strategies that can be used for immediate mental care.

Immediate care program: Mental health crises can occur in day-to-day life. The catch is most of the programs are oriented toward dealing with severe mental disorders and their management. In everyday life, some situations happen unexpectedly. These bring a toll on mental health.

For instance, in a recent case where a teenager accidentally got scammed while playing online with a loss of Rs. 5 Lakhs but could not inform parents about it. His friends tried to help him with stress but were not aware how to. Most of us see frequently how our close ones feel stuck in sudden circumstances. We might feel helpless as to what can be our role in helping them. Such programs can help us to have an effective way of dealing with strategies that are backed up with empirical evidence from research.

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NIMHANS: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences is considered the best institute of clinical psychology and neurology across India. Various courses and research in NIMHANS have helped in diverse aspects of mental health.

About the program: NIMHANS will be conducting this workshop on 24th of June, 2024 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  The workshop fee is INR 500. The venue for the workshop is Seminar Hall 1, Department of Mental Health Education, Dr. M.V. Govindaswamy Building at NIMHANS. A participation certificate will be provided.

K.S. Meena, Professor and Head of the Mental Health Department signified how this workshop can help gain a better perspective for providing immediate care for mental health. The program is ideal for teachers, parents, caregivers, volunteers or anyone who wants to seek better ways to help their loved ones.  From 2015. 5000 immediate caregivers have been trained to bridge the gap for lack of programme in the area of immediate health care.

Registration can be made through a Google form with the link

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