As a way of establishing training and service needs, but also as a way into the systems, networks and centres for traumatized children in Mumbai, we ran two training workshops at the beginning of the visit. One was more intensive and primarily aimed at mental health professionals, but also attracted senior NGO colleagues. The second was introductory, for a variety of professionals and with the prospect of developing further for NGO staff and volunteers. Our sincere thanks to the Leo Barnes Foundation, a wonderful charity that predominantly provides educational support, as well as a psychosocial arm, for hosting the workshops.
We would value your thoughts and experience of developing these programmes further to be resource-effective and sustainable, thus accessible to a large number of staff and volunteers; at different levels; and using new technologies such as e-learning or e-mental health support.