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Table 3 MHPSS response activity outcomes of three most active mental health organizations

From: Building back better? Taking stock of the post-earthquake mental health and psychosocial response in Nepal

Activity type Activity Beneficiaries
Direct service provision Psychological first aid (PFA) 66,175
Psychosocial Counselling or Supporta 69,987
Psychiatric treatment 363
Mental health services from trained primary health providerb 3655
Total 140,180
Capacity building Training on providing psychological first aid 2098
New community psychosocial workersc 741
New psychosocial counsellorsd 56
Supplementary Training for Psychosocial Counsellors 66
Primary Health Care Providers (Prescribers) Trainede 642
Primary Health Care Providers (Non-Prescribers) Trainede 348
Female Community Health Volunteers and Auxiliary Nurse Midwivesf 2285
Total 6236
Awareness raising Trainings/orientations for frontline workers and community leadersg 7018
Psychoeducation/orientation for general community membersh 131,701
Total 138,719
All activities Total 285,135
  1. aIncludes individual, family, and group counselling and psychosocial support provided by psychosocial counsellors, community psychosocial workers, and other facilitators who had received training comparable to or longer than that of community psychosocial workers
  2. bRefers to number of people who received consultation, assessment, and management as needed for mental health problems from primary care workers trained in mental health (see ‘Capacity building’); data reported by only one organization for four districts in which it was working
  3. cTrainings ranged from 3 days (with follow-up module) to 20 days
  4. dThis is generally a 6-month course, with some variation in ratio of practical to theoretical content
  5. eTraining was based on mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (HIG) with some additional modules on psychosocial care
  6. fTrainings of several days focused on identification and referral and basic psychosocial support skills
  7. gIncludes trainings and orientations targeting teachers, traditional healers, frontline workers, police, local politicians, social mobilisers, protection actors, and various other health workers and community leaders
  8. hIncludes participants at community meetings and orientations and individuals who were directly provided psychoeducational paper materials