Nov 13, 2013

Report of development of PeoplewithMental Illness

Camp for treating People with Mental illness
Camp for treating People with Mental illness

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.

Bangalore District:

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

 

Chikkaballapura  District:

 

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.

 Treatment Camps-

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.

Bijapur District: 

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.

Davanagere District: 

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.

Residential Camp -

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.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655

 Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

StreetExhibition to create awareness about PWMI
StreetExhibition to create awareness about PWMI
Local Media coverage about APD progs for PWMI
Local Media coverage about APD progs for PWMI
Residential Training Programs for PWMI
Residential Training Programs for PWMI
Mental Health News in Local media
Mental Health News in Local media
APD Supports to start self employment
APD Supports to start self employment
Aug 22, 2013

Quarterly Report of Education for DisabledChildren

Children Celebrating Independence Day
Children Celebrating Independence Day

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 Education Program for  Children with Disability.  

Thanks to Global Giving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through Global Giving website helped us to educate  20 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation and special coaching supplement. Their medical rehabilitation, an integral part of their development, is ensured through regular medical check ups, physiotherapy and use of mobility aids.

The Education Programme at APD aims at promoting inclusive education through focused institutional and district programs and networking with government agencies, NGOs, special and mainstream schools

The Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS)  of APD has 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. These children are from under privileged segment .The school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. This is a day school and we have two buses that pick up children every morning and drops them back home. The focus at SIS is on activity-oriented learning.  The school offers a good resource center and library.  Co – curricular activities like painting, quiz competitions, sports, cultural festivals, and arts and crafts ensure all round development.

Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.  

Independence Day Celebration:

The 15th August is the most important day in the history of India. On this fortunate day our country became free after many centuries. We celebrate this day with great zeal every year. This year great preparations were made in the school. Every child was eager to take part in the Independence Day Celebration.  Exactly at eight the flag was hoisted. All staff and children stood in attention to give salute to the flag. After the flag ceremony Jan Gan Man was sung. The scouts’ band played the tune. The flag ceremony came to a close with a few speeches delivered by the staff and the chief guest.  Al the speakers threw light on the importance of the day and our duties towards the country.

On 14th August,  Tech Mahindra Foundation Organized a Cultural programme in their campus.  15 children participated and danced on Patriotic songs for independence day. Children participated in Cultural programme like dance & Speech for independence day.

Lalbagh Flower show

Every year on Independence Day and Republic day, flower shows are organized at the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.Children from Nursery & Preparatory classes had a visit to Lalbagh Botanical garden, to see  flower show . They were very happy and excited to see the lovely designed of flowers in the park. The other major attractions include a 13-foot floral boat, floral pots, demonstration of roof garden concept and Bonsai plants.Horticulturists from the Lalbagh HOPCOMS have made a Rainbow using the vibrant colours. Hundreds of orchids, zinnia, nastardium, crysantamums, daisies, marigold, cacti, fuchsia, jasmine, geranium single roses, dahlias, etc species of flowers were on display.

Meditation class

Volunteers conducted meditation class for all the students of Shradhanjali Integrated School  in the month of June. Meditation classes helped students to reduced mind-wandering and improves emotional health. All children learnt to be calm their emotions and be more patient.

Volunteering activities done from corporate Goldmansach :-

In the month of June, Volunteers from Goldmansach   took students  from V & VI  classes for National Gallery of Modern Art and showed various painting done by great Artists. They also taught  painting on various topics .

Volunteers from Goldmansach  took students from 2nd & 3rd   classes to  Martin Farm. These students played and enjoyed with few pet animals in the Farm . 

During August month, Volunteers organized a Metro ride for the students of   I  , II, V & VII classes. These children  enjoyed the metro ride.

Volunteers arranged  an exposure visit to  General Post office for the children from 3rd  & 4th classes .  These children learnt about the various  woks of GPO, post of letters, couriers etc. 

St. Xaveris  school SSP Programme

As a part of School support program, our Children  participated in various Activities like Cultural programmes, art , craft & painting held in St. Xaveris  school .  Children were very happy to interact with the other students of  St. Xaveris  school and enjoyed the program.

Monthly Test

We conducted  monthly test  for all the students from Nursery to VII  classes during the month of July . Children have shown good progress.  Results were announced on the 10th of August.

Painting competition was organized  by rotary club. 30 Children participated in painting competition which was organized in mainstream school. Painting competition brings out the hidden talents in the children. Their dreams get represented on the canvas and they show the hidden facets about them. Children had lots of fun and the process also brought out their competitive streak. They got an opportunity to show their skill to the outside world through exhibitions.

Visit to Planetarium by KPMG

Volunteers from KPMG corporate took students for Planetarium exposure visit from 7th & 5th classes. These students learnt about the planets and solar system.

Succesful Story of Master JERVIN:  – APD Student

Jervin is a child suffering from Spina Bifida, a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord which results in paralysis. Jervin has been studying in APD from the preparatory and is currently studying in the VIth  Std. He has been with the school for seven years now and despite his disability has displayed a great deal of enthusiasm in studying and interacting with his peers.

Since he has shown an interest in music, Jervin is learning how to play the “Tabla” and “Key Board” and enjoys every minute of his music lesson.

When Jervin first joined school he was unable to walk and was restricted to using a wheelchair. However, after undergoing four years of physiotherapy provided here at APD, today Jervin is able to walk with the help of a Rollator. Jervin continues to undergo his therapy regularly and is well on his way to complete independence. 

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

 Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

Drama  Performed by  SIS Students
Drama Performed by SIS Students
Master Jervin - A Beneficiary of APD
Master Jervin - A Beneficiary of APD
childrens mood during cultural events
childrens mood during cultural events

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Aug 14, 2013

Report of activities for the Mental Health Project

Menatl health programs for public awareness
Menatl health programs for public awareness

Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are pleased  to submit to you the report of activities for the Mental Health Project

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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.

  • 2568 Different people  were oriented  about community mental health programme and  they are directly and indirectly involving Community health program  and identifying the   persons with mental illness and  ensuring treatment.
  • Health Department  has  taken initiation  for creating awareness on  initiation  for make awareness  on Community mental health program in public people. As result  , written wall writing in 61 places, mass awareness through  City cable telecast, World mental health day celebration, District mental health awareness work shop  for Govt. officials & Public awareness program conducted.
  • Community mental health program  ensured  that 3 PWMI started self employment, 2 PWMI got Horticulture skill training and 9 PWMI involved previous job.
  • Along with District court, Lawyer association and Health department (7 residential camp) 283 PWMI & care givers trained about Mental health, family care,1995 Disability act and 1987 mental health act.
  • Community mental health program conducted 18 PWMI and Care givers meeting with 219 persons with mental ill and parents for strengthening the Associations.  Care givers group at Davanagere , Chikkaballapura and  Bijapura PWMI & Care givers federations functioning successfully.

 “ 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 .

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org   &  afsarnigar1@gmail.com or call me on  *Mob: +91-9972450655*

 Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next quarterly report.

 


Residential training prog for caregive of PWMI
Residential training prog for caregive of PWMI
Mental health trainig through local TV  Channel
Mental health trainig through local TV Channel
Mental Health Act training by Advocate
Mental Health Act training by Advocate
PWMI receiving self employment loan cheque
PWMI receiving self employment loan cheque

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