Occupational Therapy Day Centre for People with Mental Health Needs
Occupational therapy (OT) in mental health is becoming more popular day by day. Since 2014, Occupational Therapy in mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation services havebeen startedatthe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Dhaka. In the current reporting year, a total of1029 clients received OT intervention from NIMH both individually and in groups, (group includes neurotic, obsessive compulsive disorder, creative activity, caregiver experience sharing, senior citizen and childrens' group). OT in Mental health service has expanded in Pabna Mental Hospital and three government medical hospitals in Barishal, Chattogram and Rajshahi. Due to the growing needs for a mental health service in Bangladesh, CRP has established a new project “Occupational Therapy Day Centre for People with Mental Health Needs” at CRP-Ganakbari, Savar, Dhaka with the support of Kadoorie Charitable Foundation (KCF). This is a three year project. The main objective of the project is to assess and identify occupational needs, provide individual and group interventions which will enable individuals to have an independent and productive life.