ABOUT CMC NEPAL

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Centre for Mental Health and Counseling-Nepal (CMC-Nepal), is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in May, 2003 and is dedicated to enhance and provide quality and affordable mental health and psychosocial counselling service. It works on prevention, promotion, curative and community rehabilitation aspect of mental health through various programs and activities in collaboration with the Government, I/NGOs and CBOs.. CMC-Nepal is registered in Kathmandu District Administration Office (838-059/060) and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council (14822) of the Government of Nepal. CMC-Nepal enhances the capacity of health professionals, teachers and development workers and creates awareness through improved public understanding of mental health and psychosocial issues.. CMC-Nepal further works to increase better understanding of mental health and psychosocial issues and its needs, and thereby promotes mental health awareness at national, provincial and local levels through networking, capacity building and awareness campaigns. It closely works in line with the government’s policy, strategy and plan of action related to mental health and disability and contributes in achieving objectives set by Government of Nepal and SDG’s goal.

From its inception, CMC-Nepal has been extensively working to develop human resources in mental health and psychosocial counseling services. Furthermore, CMC-Nepal has also worked with people affected by armed conflict, disasters (earthquake, flood, landslide, storm and COVID 19 pandemic), migrant workers, brick kiln workers, Verified Minors Late Recruited (VMLR) and bonded labors. It has also contributed in empowerment of the poor and marginalized people through integrating psychosocial approaches in development projects and addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs in all tires of government. It has not only worked with Government agencies for enhancing these services but also with International Non-Government Organizations in addressing psychosocial issues, especially focused on children, women, people with HIV/AIDS, GBV survivors and persons with disability. In the journey of 18 years, CMC-Nepal has appreciable track record with evidence-based working experience with different funding agencies. The major financial partners of CMC-Nepal are Felm-Finland, Tearfund Australia, SaMi Helvetas, SDC-Swiss, Freedom Fund-UK, cbm, tdh-Switzerland, Himal Partner-Norway, UNFPA, EU, UNICEF, World Bank and ACF-France.