NGOs & Hospitals related to Mental Health & Psychology in Nepal

Here is the list of the related NGOs and other agencies with brief introduction and their contact address:

TPO Nepal

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal is one of Nepal’s leading psychosocial organizations. TPO Nepal‘s primary aim is to promote psychosocial well-being and mental health of children and families in conflict-affected and other vulnerable communities, through development of sustainable, culturally-appropriate, community-based psychosocial support systems.

TPO Nepal is affiliated with HealthNet TPO, an Amsterdam based international organization that works in conflict and disaster settings, with the aim of re-establishing and improving public health and mental health care systems. HealthNet TPO has extensive experience in many of the world’s conflict zones, building culturally sensitive psychosocial support systems for trauma-affected populations.




Center for Mental Health and Counseling – Nepal (CMC-Nepal) is a national level non-governmental organization, registered on 1st May 2003 in Kathmandu District Administration Office and affiliated to the Social Development Council. It is working on various levels with preventive, promotive and curative aspects of mental health, aiming to provide mental health services in the community. It is also supporting other organizations in their psychosocial programs. The initiator of CMC-Nepal is United Mission to Nepal, Mental Health Program, established in 1984.

CMC aims to work through other organizations (governmental, NGOs/INGOs and institutions) to promote awareness and good quality mental health care by capacity building and support. The aim of CMC – Nepal is towards mainly indirect impact, which would make the organizations empowered and having the sense of ownership of work in order to carry out mental health activities in their working area.



Autism Care Nepal

AutismCare Nepal was founded on 2 April 2008 on the auspicious occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day. It is the only active autism organisation in Nepal that is run by passionate parents that care for autistic children. We provide support and information services to persons with autism and people who work with autistic children in Nepal. We would like to work with organisations worldwide to share information, resources and assist families and children at a national level, and look forward to continuing our contact with families and professionals worldwide. We intend to educate, aware and act for the rights of autistic children throughout Nepal.

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.



Terre des hommes Nepal

The Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the largest Swiss children’s aid organization operating outside Switzerland. For 40 years, the movement has been active wherever children are in need. The movement follows the Charta of its founder, Edmond Kaiser, pledging to provide direct and un bureaucratic assistance to children in distress, wherever they may be. Resolute commitment and long-term experience have led to Terre des hommes today playing a leading role in the field of humanitarian aid at an international level. With emergency action and long-term projects, Terre des hommes is fighting for children’s rights in 30 countries, practicing a strict policy of political, ideological and religious neutrality.


Maryknoll Nepal

Maryknoll Nepal, established in 1991, is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary social organization, duly registered with His Majesty’s Government and Social Welfare Council of Nepal. It was established with the main aim of releasing all the chronically mentally ill patients locked in different jails like Central Jail in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel jail in Kavre. Those patients were imprisoned for many years, solely for being mentally ill. There were no hospital facilities to accommodate them and the families did not want them back due to the chronic and relapsing nature of their illness. Psychiatric treatment within the jail does not exist. The other two aims are to provide treatment and then, to rehabilitate the mentally ill within their own families and communities.




The Centre for Victims of Torture, Nepal (CVICT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that rehabilitates victims of torture, advocates the eradication of torture and promotes human rights within Nepal.

CVICT provides professional medical, psychosocial and legal services to Nepalese men, women and children who are victims of torture, trauma associated with torture or inhuman treatment. CVICT believes that a comprehensive, holistic and multi-disciplinary approach is required to adequately assist victims of torture and their families overcome the physical, mental and emotional consequences of torture. CVICT has been providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for victims of torture and other human rights abuses to restore their human dignity since 1990.



Koshish Nepal

Koshish is a non-profitable, national Non-governmental organization (NGO) working to improve the quality of mental health policies and programs, and at the same time challenge existing discriminating attitudes towards people affected by mental illness. Koshish is functioning as a “self help” organization where the mentally ill persons and their families are themselves given a voice – instead of just other people “speaking on their behalf”. In fact the very existence of Koshish evolved from the first hand experiences of people with mental health problems, along with the support and solidarity of their families and related professionals at strategic levels. Koshish has been working informally and voluntarily on mental health issues since 2004. During these first years Koshish became involved in the rehabilitation of dozens of people affected by mental illness. This encouraged us to get officially registered in 2008, at the District Administrative Office in Kathmandu, with the approval of Nepal Social Welfare Council.



HealthNet Nepal

HealthNet Nepal is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that serves the Nepalese health community by providing affordable Internet service, access to health information, and technical support for several regional information-sharing initiatives.The users of HealthNet Nepal are health workers from several prominent health and medical facilities, university departments, and non-governmental organizations. HealthNet Nepal was established in partnership with SATELLIFE, a non-governmental organization based in Watertown, Massachusetts whose mission is to combat isolation and information poverty among health professionals throughout the developing world.

HealthNet Nepal is responsible for introducing many health organizations throughout Nepal to the power of information and communication technology, particularly electronic mail, as a low cost communication medium and a tool for accessing information from various sources such as MEDLINE, discussion groups, and news groups.





B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Norvic International Hospital


Note: There are many other active organizations in Nepal which might not have website or not listed here, if you would like to add your organization/agency in this post then, contact me: or you could also write/attach/drop a comment to this page with the organization introduction and contact address, including postal address and phone numbers.

9 thoughts on “NGOs & Hospitals related to Mental Health & Psychology in Nepal

  1. Himalayan Heart was borne from the need for children in Nepal with Autism and intellectual impairment to have the right to an education. In providing that education, Himalayan Heart can also ensure that these children:

    Have access to a learning environment and programmes that are designed individually for each student.
    Be provided with living/life skills and functional academics essential for their involvement and acceptance in to their families and communities.
    Live in a community with understanding and acceptance of intellectual impairments.
    Be part of a lifelong educational facility that meets the needs of students and families – providing support, training, and long term assistance.

    Children with Intellectual Impairments have to face every kind of social struggle. They are considered as burdens of the family and society.

    As a result, they are deprived of their fundamental rights:

    the right to education,
    the right to express their views,
    the right to freedom of thought,
    the right to protection from abuse,
    the right to a good standard of living.

    Education is critical to a child’s development and well being. Every child, has the right to an education, which has become the most widely accepted human right. Poverty, blind faiths or habits, which still exist in these societies, prevent them from getting access to any education.

    They inevitably have to face difficulties whether they live in urban or rural areas. They are considered a burden, for the family and the society.

    They are deprived of essential medicines, proper health care, nutrition or security. As a result, the mortality rate is profoundly higher than the general population. They are deprived of the right to participate in social activities and the right to be treated equally.

  2. Himalayan Heart Australia Inc., the Australian branch of Himalayan Heart Nepal. Founded in May 2010, Himalayan Heart is a Not For Profit organisation supporting children with Autism and intellectual disabilities in Nepal. Our mission is to provide education, therapy and skills for children with Autism and intellectual disabilities in Nepal. Our aim is to enable them to access the communities they live in, as well as provide support to their families to help them enhance the lives of their children. We also aim to increase awareness and understanding of these disabilities in their local community.

  3. I am an Occupational Therapist an I would like to visit your center and refer you the appropriate client for your service…

  4. I have seen a lot of people mentally disorder and without care and rehabilitation. We can see many mentally violated people walking in the streets in a miserable condition.
    I dont know exactly how many NGO’s and INGO’s are working in this field and the role of Government .Seeing the miser condition of the people & the society,we some friends have decided to establish a NGO to minimise this problem.
    So We are looking for the required infomation,statistics & datas,help,co-operation,comments and suggestions.

  5. I have a brother who is scizophrenic and is under medication for the same for last 13 years. He has passed his ISc with good marks. Despite continuous medication, he is unabale to live his normal life and earn his bread and butter. Currently his lives in a village at Bardiya under the supervison of his parents who are above sixties. Because of his own desire and societal recommendations, he got married in 2007 and now have a 2 year old daughter. He met several relapses of schizophrenia despite regular medication. He even gets violent sometimes. Recently, he attacked a local villager with an axe and thanks to the prompt treatment he could survive. He is unemployed and the some land which his parents own is not suffient to meet his treatment and support the financial need for his whole life. His parents are becoming older and brothers stay outside districts because of their jobs. Now our family is very much depressed because of his unsecure future and non-recovery of his disease.Because of his occasional violent nature, he is even becoming threat to the local villagers. Our family thus is looking for an INGO, NGO or governmental organizations who can support him to stay at care homes for mentally ill patients where he may get behavioural, professional and social trainings beside his regular treatment and may come out with much improved conditions to be rehabilated in the society. I would therefore request all and every one to let me know in this blog about the availability of such organizations who can support our cause. Your coppoeration will be highly appreciated.

  6. my mother was affected by mental disorder.she is affected by histeriya. We family became very sad. Medicine treatment is not working well. My mother mental dieases is main causes for creating great problem. What is the solution for her well settlement ?

  7. Norvic International Hospital’s website does not provide much information on its psychologists and psychiatrists. Do they provide internship opportunities?

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