Panaji, October 5, 2019 …Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior will observe Mental Health Week from October 7 to 12, 2019. Inaugural function will be held on October 7, 2019 at 10.30 a.m at Conference Hall, IPHB, Bambolim. Minister for Health Shri Vishwajit Rane will inaugurate the same.
During the weeklong programme various self enrichment programmes will be organized for the indoor and OPD patients, awareness programmes with a focus on the World Mental Health Day -2019 theme ‘Suicide Prevention’ for service users and their caregivers will be held by the nursing staff and the Doctors. The curriculum of the entire week would consist of various other programmes such as lectures, group discussions, talent showcase and community awareness programmes highlighting the importance of the theme for this year.
The staff of Occupational Therapy and members of Rehabilitation Committee along with the service users undergoing Occupational Therapy will display the products prepared by them for the exhibition cum sale. The items made by them include wax candles, crochet towels, bedsheets/table cloths, formal baby dresses, quilts/bedding, door mats, wall hangings, cloth bags and pouches, items from bamboo stems, various wooden artifacts, diwali lamps, stocking and paper flowers, keychain holders etc.