Psychosocial Wellbeing, despite of its great significance on human health, is still a new concept on Nepalese Public Health system. Its value was particularly realized by many following the earthquake of 2015. In response, the Department of Public Health at La Grandee International College decided to take an initiative to educate future public health professionals graduating at the institution. A one-day workshop on Mental Health, Psychosocial Wellbeing and Psychological First Aid was organized on 11th of February with active participation of 45 students enrolled in different semesters of Bachelor in Public Health.
The program covered topics such as Scenario of Mental Health on Nepal, Approaches of Intervention for Psychosocial Wellbeing, Mental Stigma and Its Management, Psychological First Aid and Confidentiality. Mr. Laxman Nath, Head of Psychosocial Wellbeing Department, Kopila Nepal facilitated the program as the resource person, with Er. Kiran Kc, Principal, La Grandee International College as the chief guest. Each academic session was accompanied by different practical, which ensured active involvement of participants throughout the workshop. The program ended with distribution of certificate to all participants, volunteers and certificate of appreciation to the resource person.