Training Program on Non-Formal Care giving: Psycho-social Care And Inclusion

Psychosocial Care? Mental Health? Wellness? Illness?

Picture these…

Vulnerable Person, Person with Physical Disabilities, Living in poverty, Being Terminally Ill, DropOut from School, Being Homeless, Being Elderly in a ‘Young’ India, Being Woman in a Patriarchal India, …..

Apart from having very specific needs based on their individual vulnerabilities, every single person within vulnerable groups have many underlying psycho-social contexts and issues: ranging from stress, tension, pain, mental distress to mental illness to psycho-social disability.

Often as community organizations working with them we may not be very conscious of this.

As an organization working in the developmental sector, you could look more closely at the group that you are serving and see if mental health and well being figure in your programs for them. Mental health intersects with development issues.

Are you as an organization being able to reach people with mental health problems and psycho-social disabilities? Is your program accessible to them? What strategies do you use to talk about living well? How do you strategize skill building of your clients to solve problems?

To resolve these and many more similar issues with respect to psychosocial health: recovery, promotion and prevention; BAPU Trust would like to partner with you to develop your organizational skills and capacity in psychosocial health and well being.

What we can Offer:

Training on psychosocial health and well being; led by a diverse and well experienced mental health team.

Who can benefit from the Training Program:

Individuals working in the area of education, health, disability, employment, rehabilitation, housing or other developmental issues
Community grass roots workers, counselors and psychologists
Students of Social work or psychology
Other practitioners, subject to availability
Duration of the program:
Depending on your needs a workshop can be tailor made for you or your organization. Typically we have a 5 full day training workshop for delivering one training module to a group of 8 to 10 people.

Depending on the organizations specific requirements and resourcing, logistics could be kept flexible where necessary.

For now training workshops will be held on the last Friday of every month.

Selection of modules as per your interest:

Participants can enroll for either one module or more depending on what interests them. The modules will be conducted on a regular basis, so you can attend ones which you may have missed earlier. Incase a registered / nominated participant is unable to attend the sessions continually, the position can be filled by another appropriate personnel nominated by the organization.


Per day costs inclusive of training materials: Rs 750/-, if budget is a constraint for you please get in touch with us.

Overall Training Modules:

1. Mental Health Spectrum
2. Measurement of Psychosocial status / Mental Health
3. Human Rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities
4. Basic Psychosocial Counseling
5. Advance Psychosocial Counseling
6. Prevention and Promotion Strategies in Mental Health

Date Of first Training Workshop: 31st October 2014

First Workshop Module

The workshop will focus on looking at Mental Health from a development perspective. Integrated development program includes Mental Health. However, it would be interesting to know where the development needs end and mental health needs begin, is it possible that the two have overlapping areas.

Venue: Bapu Trust, B1, Kaul Building, Second Floor Gurunanak Nagar, Off Shankarsheth Road, Pune-411 042
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For any Queries:

Please feel free to write to us at
Or call 770 904 5080

“Mental Health is everywhere. Recognized or not, it is there in every person, every community, every country.
Improving development outcomes for ones vulnerable group (clientele) is an important stated priority of development programmes. In this context, development that only improves the lives of some people- while neglecting or overlooking some others is fundamentally deficient in nature. Given their extreme vulnerability, it is paradoxical that people with mental health conditions have been largely excluded or ‘missed’ from the development agenda


-Quoted from: World Health Organization Report on Mental Health & Development: Targeting people with mental health conditions as a vulnerable group

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