As a part of World Mental Health Day celebrations, Department of Psychiatric (Mental) Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal conducted programs throughout October 2017 at various settings in and around Manipal.

November 06, 2017

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

Various programs were organized at Psychiatric ward on 9th October and 10th October 2017. Dr. Umesh S, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Hospital, was the guest of honour for the official program on 10th October 2017. He addressed the patients and caregivers and created an awareness regarding mental health at the workplace. Mrs Joshila Mathias, Nurse In charge, spoke regarding the need for maintaining mental health among caregivers. Postgraduate students of Manipal college of Nursing Manipal conducted games for patients and caregivers and prizes were distributed to the winners of the games.  

Manipal Technologies Limited, Manipal

An awareness program related to the theme ‘mental health in the workplace’ was conducted on 12th October 2017 for the employees. Mrs Savitha, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing was the resource person. Faculty members and Post graduate students interacted with the employees and created awareness on the importance of being mentally healthy at workplace. Mr Reghuramraj, Senior Executive HR, Manipal Technologies Limited, motivated the employees to take help from the professionals to meet their mental health needs.

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objectives of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work. A negative working environment, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. The details are as follows: 

Hombelaku (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre)

Faculty and Students of Manipal College of Nursing Manipal actively participated in various programs organised by multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team of Hombelaku from 3rd October 2017 onwards. Competitions for inmates such as Rangoli, Solo Dance, Fashion show, Quiz were coordinated by nursing Faculty. Undergraduate nursing students encouraged the inmates those who participated in outdoor games, athletics and cultural activities. Valedictory function and prize distribution were held on 25th October 2017. Dr Judith Noronha Associate Dean, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal addressed the gathering along with other guests. Ms Rochelle Jane D’Sa, Lecturer, Manipal College of Nursing compered the program.