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  project name ~ TRU Mental Health Project

category ~ Health Care - Adult

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

TRU Mental Health Project

  NGO

 

TRU (Trust for Reaching the Unreached)

  Category

 

Health Care - Adult

  District

 

Panchmahal

  State

 

Gujarat

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 525000

 

  Year Approved

 

2012

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Priyanka Angadi

 

Boston

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

This project is unique to AID. TRU is working towards rural mental health care.Mental health is a neglected area and the mentally ill patients are socially and economically deprived. TRU aims to address this problem by using a community based rehabilitation approach.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

TRU started working for integration of mental health with general health programs in the year 2004 05, as a pilot project with govt of Gujarat Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Royal Nederlands Agency. . A random sample survey of all project villages (60) using the GHQ 28 (General Health Questionnaire 28) was also carried out. Results of GHQ -28 and other research topics were compiled .TRU has done some basic ground work in the study of the population and has used a comprehensive health care approach to address this problem.

 

  Goals

 

 

1. To work towards community based rehabilitation of mentally ill patients of the rural tribal area of Panch Mahals district. 2. To run psychiatric clinics at a distance less than 20 kms from most villages in tribal region of Halol and Jambughoda taluka so that patients from all (238 ) villages can access the services 3. To prepare a village level cadre for support counseling for patients as well as the care-takers / family members 4. To integrate mental health components into general health work where possible. 5. To liaison with other NGOs, provide training inputs and help them develop mental health program in the area of their intervention.

 
 

  


 
 
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