‘School Mental Health Initiative’ Successfully Accomplished

‘School Mental Health Initiative’ is one of the initiatives of Psychbigyaan Network Nepal. Under this program, our founder and Executive director, Kripa Sigdel, partnered with Global Peace Foundation (GPF) for school outreach program as one of the mentee/young leaders of their project ‘GPW-Young Leadership’ Academy. We reached to 10 different schools of Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Kathmandu) from August 2016 to May 2017 under special sessions to school ‘Stress and Emotional Management Sessions’.

The team for this program (Kripa Sigdel (program leader and trainer), Sujan Shrestha (trainer), Alisha Adhikari(Trainer), Asish Kafle(trainer), Ranju Magar (volunteer)) being the Psychology graduates designed the sessions from the learning and training they had and the literature they studied. The module will be used for other program under our school mental health initiatives.

The major impacts of the project are:

  • Helped students for the stress and emotion management in schools which will ultimately help them transit properly to adult. This will help them adjust well in their academics, family and friends..
  • Students also trained in techniques necessary to use when in problem and cope them.

We believe the major outcomes of this project are:

  • The students were equipped with the technique of stress and emotional management in their life. This will help them deal with the problems and cope which will directly help them better themselves academically and personally.
  • Schools and Teachers were benefited by the information and encouraged to apply these kind of sessions in the future to other group of students

 

Our Special Thanks to 10 different schools for letting us do our sessions.

1) Ganesh School, Hattigauda, Kathmandu

2) Budhanilkantha School, Naryanthan, Kathmandu

3) St. Paul Boarding School, Thecho, Lalitpur

4) Bouddha Higher Secondary School, Tika-Vairab

6) Sanskaar School, Samakhushi

7) Panchakanya Secondary School of Chhaimale, Lalitpur

8) British Gorkha High School, Bansbari

9) Panchakanya Ma. Vi, Kalimati

10) Lisa English Secondary School, Laibali

Our thanks to Global Peace Women Headquarter for the encouragement and support of needed resources like stationeries and supplies.

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TEACHERS TRAINING CONDUCTED

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On 21st April Psychbigyaan team and students of Padma Kanya Campus jointly conducted a teachers training on Identifying Problems and Supporting Students of Transitional Phase for 3 different govt. schools of Tyalghar Dhading in Shree Dilli Sabitri Secondary School at Shikre Khola, Dharke.  The program was supported by US Embassy’s Program – Humphrey Fellowship. The program saw the participation of 17 teachers from three different governmental schools of the locality.

In the first session, the trainers Alisha Adhikari and Nikhil Bista had an interactive round on the identifying the problems that occurs in transitional phase with interactive sessions, activities and lecture method.

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In the second session which was conducted by the trainers Kripa Sigdel, Sujan Shrestha and Piyush Gautam. The session was more focused in dealing with behavioural and psycho-social problems that the teachers might have to encounter. The session was focused on the subtle ways the teachers can integrate the effective teaching methods to reduce the many misunderstanding and conflicts that arise between the students and the teachers.

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The last session was jointly conducted by Sujan Shrestha, Piyush Gautam and friends of PK campus where the teachers were taught about their own self care, peer supervision. And the teachers were taught on how to deal with the pains that might be ensued by doing classroom chores like standing, bending, writing on the board etch. Then they were taught simple relaxation techniques to reduce their physical and psychological strain and stress.

‘PESH-Education’ reached to Pokhara on 2016.

Psychbigyaan Network Nepal in co-ordination with Maya Foundation conducted two days PESH (Psychological Emotional Social Health-Education) training on two schools of Pokhara. The training module was designed to provide information on SMART goal setting, SWOT analysis, stress management, coping strategies, how to study better, teenage problems, and various other aspects which would be helpful for that age group. The first program was conducted in Dharaapani School of Pokhara on 3rd and 4th of November, 2016.

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Dharapani Secondary School where PESH was conducted

The first day session was designed for children studying in 8th and 9th grade and was mainly focused on teenage problems and how to deal with them. The program included activities and presentation by our trainers. The same day, later an hour long session was also conducted with teachers of Dharapani School to assess the problem of children in school and to find out the ways how teachers are helping children to overcome those problems. Similarly, the second day’s program was designed for grade 10. The sessions were conducted Psychbigyaan Network Nepal team. Also volunteers from maya foundation helped the team in conducting fun and games sessions.

The Second program was conducted in Oxford School of Pokhara on 8th and 9th of November, 2016. The first day session was designed for children studying in 8th and 9th standard and was mainly focused on SMART goals, SWOT analysis, teenage problems and how to deal with them. The program contained tools such as body map to describe teenage changes and group activities for assessing their problem and their problem solving methods. Similarly, the second day’s program was designed for grade 10. Along with various sessions role plays and fun games were also included. Also volunteers from maya foundation helped in conducting fun and games sessions with motivation game and role play on peer pressure.

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Students of Class 10 from Dharapani School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the sessions were ended with positive feedbacks of student and their smiling faces

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Later on 10th of November, Psychbigyaan Team conducted a mini workshop in ‘Himanchal H.S.S’ on ‘How to study better’. The workshop was conducted in class 9 and 10. As it was conducted on the special arrangement of Sansar Nepal.

Fun way to get motivated
Fun way to get motivated
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The PESH by Psychbigyaan Team with the support and arrangement from Maya Foundation and Sansar Nepal was effective. Our special thanks to Rene Voss of Maya Foundation for the special invitation and arrangements of schools. Sansar Nepal and Michelle Bliss for the wonderful hospitality and Anneleen and Dianne for supporting us in the activities during the program.

Feedback!!
Feedback!!

 

 

 

‘How to study Better?’ (PNN School Initiative)

19 July 2016

Psychbigyaan Team conducted mini workshop in British Gorkha College with their school program for ‘How to be better student? The module of the session was designed, developed and put in action by team themselves on the basis of their knowledge and learning.

The major goals of ‘How to study better?’ developed by PNN for schools were:

  • To psycho-educate students on how to better deal with studies and examination.
  • To enhance their mental skills and competencies regarding studies and better tackle with the problems.

The goals were not limited to these. Students gained various other aspects of motivation, learning, psychological aspects from the session.
Psychbigyaan Network Nepal team does various School Programs which includes-Mental Health Initiative, PESH Education and ‘How to study Better?’. Our major motive is to make everyone psychologically fit to tackle life.

Mini workshop team comprised of Ashish Kafle, Sujan Shrestha, Kripa Sigdel, BIkash Rai, ALisha Adhikari, Ranju Magar

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Students Doing an Activity of Mindfulness

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A student sharing!
A student sharing!
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Few of the feedback after the program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our special thanks to British Gorkha College for inviting us for the session.

School Programs are one of the major focus of PNN. Feel free to let us know if you want us to do our programs in your colleges.

PESH Education in Pokhara

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Psychbigyaan Team visited Pokhara with their school program from Feburary 16 – Feburary 20 for ‘PESH (Psychological, Emotional, Social,  Health Education’. The visit was coordinated and sponsored by Sansar Nepal, NGO that is supporting children for education and skills. Psychbigyaan Team comprising Kripa Sigdel, Sujan Shrestha and Ashish Kafle had completed two workshops on two different schools and one workshop to teachers in their Pokhara stay. The module of the session was designed, developed and put in action by team themselves.

The major goals of PESH Education developed by PNN for schools were:

  • To psycho-educate students.
  • To enhance their mental skills and competencies.
  • To share information on how to better support students from Psychological perspective and also to interact with them.

The goals were not limited to these. Students gained various other aspects of motivation, learning, psychological aspects from the session.

Photos from School Program at Gyankunja S.S (Feb-17)

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Photos from School Program at Himanchal H.S.S (Feb 18)

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Photos from workshop with teachers at Himanchal H.S.S

Sansar Nepal Representative, Michele, introducing teacher's workshop and PNN team to the teachers!
Sansar Nepal Representative, Michele, introducing teacher’s workshop and PNN team to the teachers!

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Few of the feedbacks from many we collected at the end of the program:

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            collage of feedbacks

 

Feeling freedom with you. Known about our aims, strength, weakness. Known about good and bad friends. Feeling a different world where there’s someone who is listening to me :)
Feeling freedom with you. Known about our aims, strength, weakness. Known about good and bad friends. Feeling a different world where there’s someone who is listening to me 🙂

 

This programme was awesome. We learnt many things related to our aim, adolescent. We learnt that how to achieve goal in our life or in future. So this program should be held in other schools too.
This programme was awesome. We learnt many things related to our aim, adolescent. We learnt that how to achieve goal in our life or in future. So this program should be held in other schools too.

Outcomes of our PSEH Education:

  • Students got psycho-education regarding various psychological aspects needed for them.
  • Students became aware about how to handle stressors – academically and personally.

Our special thanks to Sansar Nepal. This is the first program we did on collaboration, looking forward to much of the programs we will be doing together throughout various schools.

Looking forward to other schools visits to talk about Psychology and Mental Health.
Let’s make the world better place to live in by working on the issues which we are passionate about!

Psychbigyaan team Visted the school!

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‘’We need Counselors in Every School’’- This has always been one of the major belief of Psychbigyaan team.

With the motive of awaring students about transition and letting them know about Psychology and Mental Health, Psychbigyaan team Kripa Sigdel, Sujan Shrestha and Sanjeev Bhandari visited a school named ‘’Gyan Bhumi Secondary School’’ of Futung Nagarpalika, Kathmandu on Sunday, 14 December.

The team gave information to the 55 students of class 9 and 10 for 2 hours. The program combined the information sharing, games, Psychological tests, motivational tips, meditation, relaxation techniques and question and answer round. This made students not feel bore despite long class hours. Also, being Psychology Graduates, Psychbigyaan team created a friendly information sharing session for students which made students to enjoy and receive the information with fun.
Firstly, the sessons started with the introduction of the team, Psychbigyaan and whole class. Then Sujan Shreshta talked about transition, identity crisis and many psychological aspects of that age. He also mentioned about identity and identity crisis in teenagers. He also explained the confusions and how to minimize it. He also talked about the dangers of falling into the bad trap of drugs due to the stress , anxiety and peer pressure in that age group. He made them aware about the psychological problem taking toll on young people’s mind and about increasing suicidal rate among the teens.Then the team conducted WAT (psychological tests ) to the students. It was a fun session.

Kripa giving her presentation
Kripa giving her presentation

Then, Kripa Sigdel talked about motivation and the need of motivation for students. She also shared 10 tips that can help students to remain motivated in studies and all round development.Then team tried to make the session fun thing including games and feedback sessions. Team also motivated students to challenge and put their strong foot forward.

Then, Sanjeev Bhandari,explained how important is positive thinking. He talked about 6 important steps improving life. Those were vision, visualization, oxygenation, auto-suggestion, celebration and action. He also conducted a minute relaxation session for students.

Hence, the program ended informing about whom to contact when in need of any help, especially, psychological help. Psychbigyaan team focused on how important is sharing and releasing any kind of stress. The team also tried to make students capable of self-help when get some mild psychological problems.

Finally, after some question answer session and feedback session, program ended. Feedback sessions made the team realize how important is such sessions and how important is to conduct these session again. The team left school exchanging thanks to students and teachers. It was good experience for the team and team psychbigyaan is proud for conducting this.

(Program:- ‘’Counselors in Every School’’ is a program by Psychbigyaan team)

Kripa selfieng with other Speakers with students of class 10.
Kripa selfie-ing with other Speakers with students of class 10.
capturing class 9 students in a frame with Team Psychbigyaan.
capturing class 9 students in a frame with Team Psychbigyaan.