Mental Health, which includes Burns Violence counselling, is a neglected and poorly funded health issue in Nepal.
Serious long-term physical and psychological issues usually eventuate regardless of whether the burns were caused by an acid attack, a homicide or a suicide attempt. Inevitably, the patient and his relatives are liable to feel depressed, angry, guilty and anxious about the treatment and their future.
BVS-Nepal aims to help survivors by assisting in the management of their immediate recovery. In the first instance BVS-Nepal provides a daily Counsellor to assist the patient and family in the Trauma Centre, Kathmandu. In 2015, 102 patients received daily counselling with the support of C.H.A.N.C.E. For Nepal (UK).
Since June 2013, a Counsellor has been visiting the Kanti Children's Hospital twice weekly. In 2015, 134 children and their families benefited from this activity with the support of John Altman.
For the Burns Violence Survivors
After the Burns violence survivors leave hospital, they continue to receive regular counselling sessions in our office. It helps them to understand and share their recovery journey with family and friends through group and individual sessions.
Psychological stress can reduce the motivation to participate in rehabilitation therapies and wound care. Counselling, therefore is a key element in the rehabilitation process. It can help patients resolve issues, manage their behaviour, develop self-awareness, and improve self-esteem.
- Nutrition Pogramme
- Medical and Surgical support
- Medical Equipment for Hospitals
- Recreational Programme
- Prevention & Awareness Programme
- Advocacy & Research
- Rehabilitation Programme-Vocational trainings
- Rehabilitation Programme-Self entrepreneurship
- UN-Women Project (Towards a Comprehensive strategy to end burn violence)