Dare to Care: Bringing “Mental Health Care” in custodial settings
To generate awareness and make comprehensive mental health care facility available, affordable and de stigmatized for all sections of society.
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Ms. Monica Kumar, Manging Trustee of Manas Foundation was awarded with Ashoka Fellow (2007) & we have also been shortlisted for Edelgive Social Innovation Honour 2012.
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Há quanto tempo está em funcionamento?
Em execução entre 1 e 5 anos
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A necessidade: Qual é o problema que você está tentando resolver?
Custodial care & Mental Health- a missing link: Although Indian govt. is running various custodial care homes but Mental Health care is a neglected area in these settings. We through a need assessment at Nirmal Chhaya Complex, Boys’ Home, Observation Home, Special Home & Place of safety found the major concerns:
1. Vulnerability to behavioural & psychological disorders needing immediate psychological intervention.
2. Lack of proper care & management: total lack of recreational or productive activities which in turn was hampering their creative self.
3. Gaps between the restoration & needed interventions: because of lack of skill set amongst the welfare officers & other staff with the total lack of family counseling processes.
4. Lack of social rehabilitation
A Solução: Qual é a sua solução? Seja específico!
Approaching mental health from the lens of “positive psychology” in custodial care settings: To rightly accomplish the dictum of ‘prevention is better than cure,’ engages residents in productive and creative ways by encouraging their participation in recreational activities like sports, art, craft, drama etc.
Shift from medical to psycho social model: a more humane approach and looking at holistic well being of the residents. The focus is on the person and not on mental illnesses. We have introduced the process of family counselling, group sessions etc in the custodial homes.
Mental health care as a plug in component- leverage and integrate skills for mental health care as a plug in component into the existing resources, groups, and creating therapeutic services within the on-going structures of the custodial care settings.
Integrating Mental Health into the general health concerns- creating a system of accessible & affordable mental health support system.
O Modelo: Demonstre através de um exemplo específico como sua solução faz a diferença; inclua suas atividades primárias
We look at psychological wellbeing from a holistic perspective. We believe that wellbeing lies not merely in the eradication of mental disorders but towards the conscious achievement of positive feelings and happiness. Custodial homes’ inmates’ mental health warrants unique inputs with respect to medical, psychological and social aspects.
Through Mental Health Unit, currently at Nirmal Chhaya & Boys’ Home (Lajpat Nagar); we provide counselling survives, group work, psychiatric care, family counselling to them and the effort is made towards empowerment of these children/women with mental health concern by holistic healing.
On a monthly basis we undertake approx 180 counselling sessions, 110 family counselling sessions, 200 cases of Psychiatry intervention etc. Through the family counselling process the restorations of 179 children/women has become possible within one year. Currently we have 91 active clients. On a daily basis, the Mental Health Unit has a footfall of 40-50 clients.
We are also engaged with women/children who don’t need immediate psychological help rather we render them psychological wellbeing from a holistic perspective. We do organize “career mela”; for their social & economical rehabilitation. We organize various campaigns from time to time. We organized “Anti Bully Campaign” to overcome their bullying behavior thus leading to better adjustment. 10 girls also participated in Airtel Delhi Marathon (Udaan). We organized summer camp for the girls and engaged them in music, theatre and dance.
O Mercado: Quem são os seus pares e concorrentes? Identificar os outros que também estão trabalhando para solucionar as mesmas necessidades que você e o que você faz de diferente em relação a eles. Quais seriam os desafios impostos por esses concorrentes que impactariam no seu sucesso ou crescimento?
Many other NGOs, CBOs & Govt. entities are trying to address the outlined needs but Manas’s approach is entirely different from theirs. They are following the institutional care model on the other hand we have deinstitutionalised model with more elements of positive psychology. They are dealing with the problems from pharmacological perspectives but our focus is on “person” rather than “illness”. Most organizations don’t cater to mental health needs of the people. They are not aware or do not recognize that problems can emerge from the mind just like they do in the body. Our approach advocates that Psychological wellbeing is integral to physical health which leads to a productive & satisfying life.
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História: Queremos saber mais sobre o momento de descoberta desta solução. Conte-nos um pouco a história sobre onde e quando o(s) fundador(res) vislumbrou(aram) o potencial desta solução para mudar o mundo:
Delhi High Court committee evaluated the project & the Delhi Govt. started using it as a “best practice model”. The same model has been approved by the Delhi Govt. under innovative scheme for Integrated Child Development. The order has been passed by the Delhi Govt. to replicate the same model to other 5 homes. It’s been made compulsory by the Deptt. of Women & Child that all the inmates should be screened for MH/MI. Family Counselling sessions have been made mandatory by the CWC. HC has ordered for four counselling sessions for elopement cases before their restoration, seeing the positive impact of Manas’s interventions. The difficult cases from other institutions/new admissions are taken due to the availability of Mental Health intervention. Changing mindset: reports of Manas are used by WO/CWC/ Judges/WCD/JJB to plan interventions & for policy level changes.
Descreva a meta da sua iniciativa; fale sobre o que você está tentando alcançar.
Mental Health Unit for the residents of custodial care home for providing comprehensive Mental Health services through in house prevention, identification and treatment of mental stress/psychological disorders.
• Identification and management of mental health concerns in inmates.
• To coordinate with and facilitate the work of the welfare officers in rehabilitation & restoration of the residents.
• Preventive counseling of residents who have suffered violence and abuse at some stage in their lives
• Promotion of positive mental health to make residents at the home capable of independent existence.
• Dealing with internal barriers & enabling the positive environment in the custodial homes.
Qual foi o impacto da sua solução até hoje?
Our work at the Mental Health Unit was evaluated by a committee of Hon’ble Delhi High Court, which greatly appreciated it and recommended the extension of our services to other welfare homes citywide. As per their approval similar services are going to be replicated at Observation Home, Special Home,Place of Safety & Boys’Home, Alipur. The idea has become a self sustaining model which is in the process of transplantation at other custodial structures.
Qual é a sua expectativa de impacto para os próximos 5 anos?
Within the next 5 years as an immediate effect of the innovation, we anticipate that the area of influence of our idea, of incorporating mental health services within the general health services as a plug in component, would be increased to other welfare homes run by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi as well as the homes run by the private organizations. We also foresee, reaching out to other neighbouring states as well.
The idea could be served as a framework model for the Govt. of NCT of Delhi for setting up of other such services around Delhi. Believing in the replicability of the idea we presume that several more similar entities, similar to Mental Health units at Nirmal Chhaya and Lajpat Nagar Home will exist by the end of the next decade.
Quais são as barreiras que podem impedir o sucesso do seu projeto? Como você planeja superá-las?
Lack of Resources- Human Resource and Space/Infrastructure- we are trying to tackle the same by advocating with the concerned govt. official.
Handling Epilepsy Cases, Starting Injections, handling Psychiatric issues &Mentally challenged- our visiting psychiatrist tries to resolve these issues but as the need goes beyond his level, he refers the client to some well-equipped 24X7 set up.
Co-ordination among Child Welfare Committee, staff (welfare officers, caretakers, superintendents) & Mental Health Unit-We are developing a better feedback system from CWC and all Homes by smoothing the channel of communication.
As inscrições vencedoras apresentam um plano sólido sobre como vão alcançar e acompanhar o crescimento do projeto. Identifique as metas de seis meses para aumentar seu impacto.
A well-documented, monitored & integrated programme would lead to replicability within other custodial settings.
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os seis (6) meses
Seamless implementation & records keeping: meeting the deadlines set to carry out various activities.
To do the need assessment of other custodial homes around Delhi NCR & to submit proposals for the same.
To sensitize health care professionals/psychiatrists, NGOs for psychosocial model of mental health care with humane approach.
Agora pense grande! Identifique qual seria sua meta de impacto para 12 meses
Designing advocacy campaign “to mainstream Mental Health care model in the custodial settings countrywide".
Identifique as três maiores atividades que você terá de completar para obter a meta estabelecida para os doze (12) meses
to come out with a guidelines for mental health care in custodial care with the impact of the model in the homes.
to target the primary audience (concerned govt. deptt.) to advocate for leveraging the model to other custodial homes as well.
to rope in other media groups, NGOs, CBOs to achieve the same.
Por favor, explique de que forma o estabelecimento de parcerias é importante para o sucesso de sua inovação
Currently we are funded by the Deptt. of Women & Child (Delhi) for Mental Health Unit at Nirmal Chhya & by Ford Foundation for Boys’ Home, Lajpat Ngar. Now we hold a space in the department & everyone is appreciating & recognising our efforts. They are also going to fund the Mental Health Unit at Special Home & Place of Safety & Observation Home, similarly Ford Foundation is also very keen to fund other initiatives of Manas.
Atualmente você planeja atender outros locais, mercados e populações específicas com sua inovação? Se sim, onde e por quê?
Yes, we are also catering to the Mental Health needs of NGOs/CBOs, schools, colleges etc. So far established counselling centres in 25 NGOs and trained and built a dedicated cadre of 500 barefoot counsellors. Currently we are working with 10 NGOs across Delhi NCR on the project called “Mind Map”. We are proving our services at Dayal Singh College, Delhi for catering to the Mental Health & career counselling needs of the students. With schools we are in the process of creating safety zones by introducing empathy and the focus is on owing responsibility & creating policy level changes.
Que tipo de ambiente operacional e fatores da organização interna ajudarão o projeto a ser bem sucedido?
We do not follow hierarchy & work as a team. The working environment is very friendly with smooth & open channel of communication form both the end ie employer as well as employee. We always welcome the initiatives from the end of staff & are very much flexible in our working style. We give such an opportunity to the volunteers & staff that many youth from the social sector approaches us to enter into the organisation to work with us.
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