Exhausted and Defeated

Nurses in South Asia are exhausted.


Thousands are dying of COVID-19 in South Asia. Nurses desperately need your help.

You probably heard on the news that COVID-19 continues to inflict illness and misery across India, Nepal, Pakistan and other Asian…


A Nurse in Every School

In many medium and low-income countries school nurses are the only qualified health professionals children and adolescents have access to.…


Jaya Mental Health joins Nursing Now on a new Nightingale Challenge!

We are delighted to join once again Nursing Now and the Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative on this exciting webinar on…


FCHV training Workshops

In Nepal, the Female Community Health Volunteer programme (FCHV) started in the late 80s. Today.


Counselling in Eastern Nepal

This is Kshitij Lungeli, our Counsellor working in the remote hilly area of eastern Nepal. Like the trees covering the peaks of the lower…


Art Therapy is back!

Finally nurses and other health professionals in Nepal have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This means that in addition to being…


Come and visit our new Information Resource Centre in Lalitpur!

One of our team's many dreams has always been to open an information resource centre/library for nurses in Nepal. We wanted to create a…


“Real change can be subtle, but also possible”

This is the story of our wonderful Sailesh Bhandari, a Nepalese Clinical Nurse determined to raise the profile of nursing both in Nepal and…


Jaya Mental Health is thrilled to join the Nursing Now campaign and raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide!

This blog was written by João Marçal-Grilo, Founding Director of Jaya Mental Health.


Capacity building program in Ilam continues

At Jaya, in addition to bringing mental health care to remote corners of South Asia, we also train local communities in basic, but at times…


Jaya’s first hill-based community mental health outreach clinic of 2021 started today!

So far our team of psychiatrists, counsellors and nurses have seen 44 patients. This January Jaya’s mobile medical team will stay in the…


This is Mustang, in Western Nepal

Named “the last forbidden Kingdom”, Mustang was inaccessible to foreigners until October 1991.


Last community mental health outreach clinic of 2020!

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Jaya’s staff has once again joined forces with Ilam’s Health Assistants and local volunteers to deliver a…


Will Nepal, Pakistan and so many other low income countries be left behind when covid-19 vaccines arrive?

Most likely. At Jaya we are providing both practical and emotional support to nurses at the forefront of the covid-19 fight.


Our Mental Health Community Outreach Team is back in Sandakpur!

Covid-19 is tough, but so are we! Another monthly community mental health outreach clinic delivered in Eastern Nepal, following all…


Celebrating World Mental Health Day

For our team, and for thousands across the world, the 10th of October is one of the most important dates on our calendar – the day we…


Celebrating World Mental Health Day

This year’s theme is greater investment, greater access.


Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Patan Mental Health Hospital is the largest of its kind in Nepal.


Jaya welcomes delegate of the Ministry of Health to Ilam, Eastern Nepal

This week Sailesh Bhandari, Jaya Mental Health Nepal’s Clinical Nurse Educator, welcomed Dr Phanindra Prasad Baral (Chief of NCD and Mental…


Thank you Chetana

For sharing your experience with us. We were delighted to hear that this workshop was of use to you and your colleagues!


Thank you Timilsina

For such a heartfelt account of your experience with us.


Jaya Mental Health distributes PPEs to all Ilam District Hospital’s staff, Eastern Nepal

Over the past three months, ensuring that healthcare staff are protected and safe whilst on duty has been one of our main priorities.


Supporting nurses in South Asia during the pandemic – Jaya Mental Health’s top priority

Nurses and other health professionals in Nepal are under huge pressure.