Maternal mental health training for non-prescribers
A five day training on ‘Maternal Mental Health’ for health workers (non-prescribers) was conducted by TPO Nepal at Hotel Rhino, Chitwan under PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) project. The objective of PRIME in Nepal is to generate evidence on implementation and evaluation of treatment for mhGAP priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care.
The first batch of the training was conducted from February 26 to 28, 2018 and the second batch of training was conducted from March 4 to 8, 2018. The main objective of this training was to build the capacity of primary health workers to treat perinatal depression identified at the health facility. Altogether 39 health workers (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) from 20 different health facilities of Chitwan district (Khairani PHCC, Bakular Ratnagar Hospital, Bagauda Hospital, Bhandara HP, Piple HP, Sharadanagar HP, Gitanagar HP, Kathar HP, Jutpani PHCC, Padampur HP, Bachauli HP, Darechowk HP, Shaktikhor HP, Dibyanagar HP, Parbatipur HP, Mangalpur HP, Patihani HP, Shivanagar PHCC, Pithuwa and Meghauli) participated in the training.
The training enhanced participants’ knowledge and skills to identify women suffering from perinatal depression who come for ANC/PNC services at the health facility and to provide treatment through Healthy Activity Programme based on Behavior Activation.