11th October 2023

This week saw World Mental Health Day – a date for us all to reflect on the importance of mental health and the huge impact it has on all our lives. This area of healthcare is still vastly under-funded, particularly in low-income countries like Nepal.

Recently we have been evaluating our pilot project of community mental health support in Eastern Nepal. Here we developed a model of mental health care that focuses on bringing life-saving support to farming communities who are otherwise left to suffer in solitude.

The change we’ve witnessed in the past three years of implementing this project, is remarkable. Since the start of Jaya Mental Health’s clinics, numbers of suicides in the area have dropped by an astonishing 77%!

To find out more about this and other of our major achievements, click here.