WACIT Bangladesh: The next psychosocial layer for these excellent healthcare teams

The objective was – and still is – clear: It has taken many years for these primary, child and maternal health care teams to develop under the impressive expansion of the Shimantik NGO. Considering the training credentials of its sister organisation Research, Training and Management – which hosted the workshop – the next step was obvious:

How can we equip the excellent and large group of healthcare professionals with psychosocial skills and thinking appropriate to the role; then considers a mental health service model at the next stage?

It was only a humble start, but very promising at that. Cases were viewed in a slightly different context, observations were sharpened, and parallels were drawn, with some theoretical linking. It was most appropriate to finish the first day with a song, which seemed to scare the monsoon off…

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