#NepalQuake Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Response


Many compassionate people around the world have been touched by this disaster and suffering. They are starting to provide help in many ways. There are also initiatives being taken for mental health and psychosocial support response.

MHPSS.NET has opened up Nepal 2015 Earthquake Response Group  to share resources and information about the MHPSS response to the 25 April Disaster. If you are involved in the response or would like to contribute to resources, please join http://mhpss.net/groups/current-mhpss-emergency-responses/nepal-2015-earthquake-response/ Thanks to Ananda Galappatti (Sri Lanka), from The Good Practice Group and Wietse A. Tol for taking lead to organize and contributing valuable resources in this group.

HeartMind International in collaboration with TPO Nepal is preparing the response for both the short-term and long-term consequences of the earthquake on psychosocial well-being and mental health. They have made an appeal for donation for this effort: http://heartmindinternational.org/earthquake_response.html Dr. Brandon Kohrt have worked in Nepal for over a decade now and he is going to lead the response in order to ensure providing culturally appropriate and sustainable psychosocial services and interventions to earthquake affected families and children.

Several crowd funding have started online to support MHPSS activites in coming days.

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, Scotland UK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nepal-earthquake-relief-fund-scotland-uk has been created by Claudia van Zuiden, solution-focused practitioner who have worked in Nepal before.

Disaster Relief and Psychological First Aid Near the Epicenter: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kopila-nepal-earthquake-response–2 has been created by Bonnie Walker on behalf of Kopila Nepal.

Nepal Red Cross Society have mobilized 12 PFA volunteers in Kathmandu valley from today and plans to extend this service with more volunteers in other districts as well.

TPO Nepal has started its work in Sindhupalchowk from today, Dristy Gurung, a friend shared in her facebook status.

Mental Hospital, Lagankhel is organizing mobile clinic around the valley for the services.

Some information can be obtained at: http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/nepal/protection and can be learned how different humanitarian actors and organizations are supporting at this time.


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