Dear Donors ,Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Mental health Program for People with Mental Illness
Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for rehabilitating these with People with Mental Illness.
The Association of People with Disability (APD) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of disability for the last fifty five years. APD aims to empower persons with disability to become active, contributing members of society. At any given time, through its wide-ranging institutional and district development programmes, APD touches the lives of approximately 30,000 persons with disability (PWDs).
APD’s grassroots rural and urban community programmes include therapeutic services, mobility aids, integrated education, advocacy, horticulture, mental health and livelihood.
Our “District Disability and DevelopmentProgramme” is operating in four districts of Karnataka: Chikkaballapur, Davangere, Bijapur and Bengaluru. Here we work with government agencies, self-help groups and other stakeholders on identification, assessment, referral, capacity building, lobbying and implementation of disability rights, to encourage the system to make necessary provisions for people with disability. Currently APD is working with over 10,000PWDs in these districts.
Community Mental Health Programme
Mental health is a growing concern that calls for immense focus from all quarters. It is estimated that 1% of the population, almost 10 million people in the country suffer from some form of mental illness. State level figures report over 50 Lakh Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) and mental retardation in Karnataka who are being supported by less than 700 health care professionals, doctors and social workers.
The focus of public health system is still on mortality rather than morbidity and dysfunction which are on the rise in India. Access to mental health care is another major issue that is compounded by social stigma and lack of awareness. In economically challenged social groups, both urban and rural, PWMIs are subject to neglect, isolation, abuse and traditional forms of treatment -all of which tend to have a negative impact.
APD’s Community Mental Health Programme has been operating since 2004. Starting with 19 slums in Bangalore, the programme now covers almost specific taluks of Kolar, Davangere, Chikkaballapur and Bijapur. In the last 10 years, we have reached almost 2000 Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) through targeted activities including identification, providing access to mental health care and social and economic rehabilitation. Our beneficiaries have typically been economically disadvantaged/socially marginalized rural or urban slum dwellers in the age group 16-45.
APD in Davangere District conducted PWMI federation meeting 14th May 2014 at Davangere Rotary Bala bavana .Total 20 members participated (8-PWMI. 12-Parents). Discussed about strengthening the fedaration work, medication support and social security scheme
To ensure the regular treatment and follow up for Person with Mental illness the team submitted letter to District Commissioner , District Health officer, Dist. Surgeon ,Disabled welfare Dept & THO. District Health officer agreed to give support and treatment for PWMIs in Harapanahalli taluk.
Conducted training programs to ANMs, Asha workers, Anganawadi teachers, members of Self Help Groups , Zilla Panchayat members, Police and Primary Health Centres doctors on Mental health.
Davangere District Health officer has given permission to establish psychiatric service at Harapanahalli Taluk hospital to conduct on every month 3rd Saturday
Conducted sample study on 15 family situation analyses on Mental Health through Master of Social Work students under guidance of program experts.
Developed process manual to evolve district Community Mental health Project model
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Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our project on Rehabilitation of People with Mental Illness
Thanks to Global Giving community for your generous support to mainstream the people with mental illness. Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.
we have identified new 118 people with Mental Illness during the month of October 2014 and couselled for them.
The existing 339 PWMI are going regularly to hospital for the treatment.
APD organised 3 camps for Mental Illness at government hospital in Bagewadi,Sindagi and Bhagepalli in which around 260 people participated and got awareness about Mental Illness.
PWMI with care givers meetings:
APD conducted Care givers of Person with Mental illness meeting in which 136 PWMI and 8 care givers participated.
During this meeting we discussed about family and individual needs, federation advantages, Govt. 3% reservation fund and importance of group.
Community Awareness Program :- The Community Awareness camp was conducted in for local commuinity . Distributed brochures and pamphlets in various areas of Banagalore like vinobhanagar-bus stop ,KG Halii, Chula colony, venkateshapura, Asamudhanagar, kusalnagar and muslim colony. 860 people received information with regard to mental health.
The health department celebrated the World Mental Health Day on October 10th . 32 PWMI along with caregivers and staff attended this event.
APD organized 10 awareness programs, in which 351 got information about the mental health. The various groups as such are women’s group, Parents, government school, APD SIS teachers training, MSW students, M.S.Ramaiah Nourishing students and HT trainees with regard to child mental health,symtoms,causes, types of mental illness and treatment services.
During this period team have oriented to Village Rehabilitation workers ( VRW) and MRWs, Anganwadhi teachers, ASHA workers, care givers to ensure PWMIs for Identification and treatments.
APD team from Chikkabellapur conducted a 3 day programme INCHARA at K.V.V campus in Chikkabellapur.The topic discussed were stress and stress management to deaf youths and parents in which 170 participated.
APD conducted orientation programme on 26th-29th December 2013 at Lotus boy’s school, Davanagere, in which around 120 members participated . They were given inputs on with regard to PWMIs identification & symptoms, causes.
APD organized 4 programs for PWMI and care givers at Prerana centre at Bijapur and Basavana Bagewadi in which 93 members participated. We gave information about all types of mental illness and causes and also about rehabilitation and social security Schemes.
On 19th October at Panchagiri high school , APD conducted Mental health training program for Village Rehabilitation Workers and Disabled People organisation from Chikkaballapura . Resource Person Mr. Guru Raghavendra coverd topics about mental illness symptoms, causes, types, difference between MR & MI, prevention and Treatment. In this training 62 members participated.
*On 26th October, 23rd November and 28th December 2013 , APD organised 3 treatment camps at Bagepalli Taluk hospital. In this camp 134 members had participated and they received treatment.
To celebrate “WORLD DISABLE DAY” , APD organized sports.522 disables and their parents attended actively and won the prizes.
Livelihood - 18 PWMI were put back into their previous jobs like agriculture, horticulture, school attender, tailoring training and cooli works.
Social security scheme: 3members received disability ID card and another 3 will receive pension order copy from the government.
Staff training- Staff were trained on “Social security scheme” at Bijapur on November 28th 2013.
Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of development of People with Mental Illnesses (PWMI).
The number of new PWMIs identified in Bangalore was seven, in Chikbalapur were 48, in Bijapur were 94 and in Davengere, 40. The number of follow-ups was 54 in Bangalore, 148 in Chikbalapur, and 70 in Davanagere. Out of them, a total of 177 people were referred to counseling and hospitals.
There were hand bills passed out in Bangalore, at Vinobhanagar-bus stop, KG Halii, Chulai Coloney, VenkateshapuraiI, and through this, information about mental illnesses was spread to about 860 people. There were two care givers meetings organized in Bangalore, at Shampura, Ashoknagar, and Ulsoor. A total of 18 PWMIs participated in these meetings.
In Bangalore, 09 members continued their previous jobs and 3 members are joining the horticulture training at Bairathi cross. In this quarter we organized 13 awareness programs for women groups, 15 parents group, 64 government school students groups, 65 teachers’ trainings, 30 APD new staff, 32 women groups, and 18 other programs. Totally 224 members got information about mental health and mental illness, child mental health, symptoms, causes, types of PWMIs and treatments available.
There were four ID cards distributed to Sayyadakhan, Valli, Navida, and Fasha. There were also Pension plans given to three people; Valli, Navida, Fasha
Mental Health Awareness Programs -
In Chikbalapur, we conducted a Mental Health Awareness Programs on the 16th & 23rd July, 3rd & 27th August 2013 and 25th September 2013. They were conducted at the Bagepalli Taluk Hospital, Chikkaballapura and Gowribidanur. During these programs we distributed mental health brochures, and showed images of the symptoms to the public. We created the mental health and Bagepalli treatment camp to spread awareness to the people. More than 800 people attended these programs.
Training for Person with Mental Illness (PWMI )-
The number of PWMI trained; in this quarter is one –Venkatalakshmamma, who got animal husbandry training from Canara Bank Training Center. Five PWMI Applied to CMC 3% Disability reservation fund for enhancement of self employment. The number of people placed is one (Manjula), a DWD office house keeper. She earns three thousand rupees per month.
Stress Management and Exam Preparation Training Program -
We conducted a Stress Management and Exam Preparation Training Program for SSLC students on 12th September, 2013 at Panchagiri High School. During this program, our people covered topics like what is stress, the causes of stress, cook up of stress, prevention of stress and how to prepare for the exams. A total of 222 students participated in this program.
PWMI and Care Givers Capacity Building Training Program-
On the date of 21st September, 2013 we conducted a PWMI and Care Givers Capacity Building Training Program, at the APD office. During this program, resource persons covered the topics of the needs of PWMIs and their families, how they can fulfill their needs, and federation advantages. 31 members participated in this training.
During 27th July, 24th August and 28th September, 2013 we conducted 3 treatment camps at the Bagepalli Taluk hospital. In these camps, 154 members participated and they received treatment.
PWMI & Care Givers Meeting -
During 6th July, 31st August and 21st September, 2013 we conducted PWMI & Care Givers Meeting at APD office and federation office. 54 members participated in this meeting. During this meeting we discussed about family and individual needs, federation advantages, CMC 3% reservation fund and importance of the group.
Various places visited -
This period we visited DWD, DHO, Taluk Panchayath, Red Cross, General hospital, Bagepalli Taluk panchayath, Chintamani CMCs, Chikkaballapura CMCs and Bagepalli Taluk hospital for preparation of the Bagepalli camp, PDO workshop. Follow ups 3% funds and VRWs training permission purpose.
Fellows Meeting –
During the days of 4th & 6th July, 14th & 30th August and 6th, 7th and 21st of September, 2013 we conducted a fellows meeting for prepare the 6 month plan and monthly report. In this period we visited 113 PWMIs homes for information on the Bagepalli camp date, identification, and assessment, referred to treatment.
Fellowship Training –
On the dates of 13th to 16th September, 2013 we attended Fellowship training at Bangalore Ashrivanam. During this training resource persons covered the topics of Government schemes and self learning.
At Bijapur, APD made contact with the district hospital and PHC. 3 PWMIs went to their previous jobs, in their villages.
Residential Camp Program and Care Givers Program –
In this month we organized 2 programs (residential camp - 1 & Care givers - 1) for PWMI's & Care givers at Kalika Devi Temple & at the Government Hospital Bijapur. The dates were 26th to 28th August & 30th September, 2013. Totally, 73 members participated. We mainly focused on medical treatment, ID cards, various opportunities for PWMI's, and the PRERANA program. According to Goonjan entries 321 services were given.
Mental health awareness spread -
We have spread mental health awareness to women SHG leaders, Anganawadi Teachers, Retired Government officers and SECAB Degree College students. Totally, 104 members participated. The dates were 10th, 25th July, 6th August, 18th & 21st September, 2013. We mainly focused on the APD Orientation and Mental health.
Staff Training –
Our staff got training in community counseling, mental health and computers at Bangalore and Bijapur. The dates were 5th to 8th & 29th Aug and 11th to 13th September, 2013.
At Davanagere, we began interacting with the district surgeon and mental health doctor. We are ready to write wall writing in district hospital & we are discussing about wall writing in all PHCs for prabhugowda patail and the process will start going on. We are taking the 2 animators required for CMHP
Orientation Program -
We had conducted an orientation program on 12/9/13 at Durgambika temple for SHG members regarding PWMIs identification, symptoms and causes.
Residential Camp -
We have conduct a residential camp for matti, which was 3days long & the program inaugurated at DDWO, DDRC. The number of participants was 35 and the Chief for district Mental Health Doctor came to the program.
Anganawadi teacher training program preparation –
We have leant our support to one Anganwadi teachers training center for capacity building of Anganwadi teachers every 15 days. We have also conducted training for Anganwadi teachers once.
We had conducted the 3days Residential camp for matti & program inaugurated at DDWO, DDRC. The number of participants was 35 & ACChive for district Mental Health Doctor came to the program. And, we have conducted a caregiver meeting every month.
World Deaf Day Program -
We have conducted World Deaf Day Program, a 6 day Saptha from the 21st to the 26th September, 2013. In this program activities like- drawing program, press meet, collage awareness program, campaign, GP level awareness, &letter campaign 26th World deaf day program .In this program, a total of 250 people participated.
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We are pleased to submit to you the report of activities for the Mental Health Project
APD has supported so far 546 Persons with mental illness to access psychiatric treatments and engaged in the different activities for the year 2012-13.
Successful story of Ms Jayashree - A Beneficiary of APD
Jayashree 23 years old, is a native of Davanagere and studied till 2nd year P.U.C. She is eldest daughter in her family. Her father is working as non teaching staff at private school in Bangalore. According to the family information, she was suffering from severe mental illness called Bipolar Affective Disorder, (BPAD) due to love affair and failure. Then parents were referred and provided treatment from Manasa Hospital Shimoga and Bapuji Hospital Davanagere. Two months she had taken the treatment. Then she discontinued the treatment and symptoms were remained same due to lack awareness and counseling.
Symptoms :- Due to lack of proper treatment and counseling, she is having following symptoms like, Suspicious of people, talking about him, some time salient, not self cleaning, not going to work, not taking the family responsibilities.
APD intervention:- After identification our staff has interacted with the family members and done assessment and short and long term goals for rehabilitation of Jayashree. Then given awareness on mental illness and method treatment and causes of relapse and convinced to the parents to take her Hospital. As result , every month Jayashree parents were taking her hospital and providing psychiatric medicines and Jayashree has undergone series of counseling for counselors. As result we can see change in her behavior and attitude and symptoms were keep on reduced.
After the Intervention:- After the regular intervention and follow up with Jayashree and her parents, now ,she has attended foundation course with her mother at Kamatampalli centre of APD . After the course orientation she is getting regular treatment from C.G Hospital Davanagere by Dr. Anupama and attending regularly meetings conducted for Persons with mental illness and care givers at Davanagere . Her parents were also oriented and trained to take care of her. Now she is learning tailoring skills at local centre. she wants to become tailor to support her family
Background of the Organization :- The Association of people with disability (APD) - is a nongovernmental organization started by a group of persons with Disability and their friends in the year 1959 to work towards main streaming and to help them lead an independent life in the society. This has become the main aim of APD. To achieve this APD provides medical, education, training, placements, and advocacy supports
The vision of APD is to “To ensure equality and Justice to Persons with Disabilities” towards this APD has three program approaches such as Institutional service, Districts Disability and Development program and Resource support to other, through this it reaches 30000 person with disabilities annually. Visit website:www.apd-india.org
In APD community mental health program started on 2004 at Banglore Urban areas.With this experience we extended the programme at Davanagere, Bijapura and Chikkaballapura districts.
The main role of Community mental health program is to identify PWMI with the support of local govt. workers, DPOs, community people and ensure treatment. Follow ups of the treatment, creating awareness of side effects of tablets toPWMI and their care takers , family care, livelihood activities, govt. Schemes, Acts and federation advantages. Community mental health program training people to reducing stigma about mental health and working with Governement officials to bring required policy changes in the Govt level.
THE IMPACT OF APD
Through CMH Program 546 PWMI ensure psychiatric treatment and their accessing regular treatment.
“ Mental illness is one of the disability according to Disability act. In 1987 National mental health act came into exist. But still Stigma and superstition associated with mental disorders, coupled with the unwillingness or inability of families to care for their mentally ill relatives, appear to be the main contributory factors. Support for this view accrues from an analysis of the demographic profile of India’s mental hospital population wherein nearly half are long-stay patients. Most of these patients continue to vegetate in a dehumanised asylum environment, not on account of clinical considerations, but because they have been abandoned by their families.
Hence , APD with the support of global giving is planning to reach the un reaching persons with mental illness and carers . Through Your support and help , we can bring change in the life of 900 PWMI and main stream them back into society .
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