Speaker: Prof. Dr. Pradip Kumar Saha       World Mental Health Day observed on 10th of October, 2014       Theme: 'Living with Schizophrenia'      

Services of Department of Psychiatric Social Work 

The Department offer a wide range of clinical services through outpatient clinics and inpatient services. The general outpatient service runs 6 days a week between 9.00 am and 4pm from Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, both assessment and psychosocial management and follow ups to individuals and their family are being provided along with inpatient services.

Our current services:

  • Assessment :
    • Psychosocial and Clinical assessment of individuals and family.
  • Psychosocial Intervention :
    • For individuals: Social Case Work, Individual Counselling and various therapies.
    • For group of people with special needs: Social Group Work and Group Therapies for children with ADHD, for parents of children with ADHD, for children with Conduct Disorder, for parents of children with Conduct Disorder, for persons with OCD and their care givers, for persons with Substance Abuse and Behavioural Problems and their families. Various group inversions will be started soon e.g. for Dementia care giver’s and Life skill Education for Adolescents etc. (along with Department of Clinical Psychology).
    • For families in need: Marital and Family Therapy, Crisis Management, Psychoeducation and Family Guidance.
  • Rehabilitation :
    • Currently we don’t have major rehabilitation facility except rehabilitation counselling and referral services. Department has plan to initiate a wide range of Psychosocial Rehabilitation services in collaboration with other departments and community based organizations.
  • Community Services :
    • Department has plan to undertake various community based care and service programmes e.g. home/work place/school visits, community outreach services, awareness programs on mental health, initiation of self-help groups. Active liaising with other Government organizations, NGOs and agencies. We are developing information, educational and communication (IEC) materials for community sensitization and education.