School Mental Health Program
CMC-Nepal is implementing School Mental Health Program in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) at central level and with (rural) municipality at local level. This programme promotes the psychosocial wellbeing of children and adolescents in school, and develops access to psychosocial support for those who have emotional and behavioral problems, learning difficulties and developmental delays which can impede learning. It mainly focuses on improving classroom behavioral management, empowering parents and other stakeholders involved in school activities, employing a positive disciplinary approach and managing a student listening unit (school counseling). This programme also encourages referral service mechanism in government hospital for advanced cases from the schools. Currently, the fifth phase of this project is implemented in 70 schools of Salyan, Kailali, and Gorkha districts from January, 2020 for two years with financial support from Felm, Finland.
On the other hand it is also advocating with Centre for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD), Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Development of the concerned provinces for designing training manual for teachers’ professional development training.