RTCCD runs a large-scale community support programme for people living with severe mental illness in collaboration with the Vietnam Women's Union.
One strand of the Centre's work in health more broadly, this programme aims to support and equip the families and carers of people with SMI, raise awareness in schools and create livelihoods projects that can offer a source of income for participants.
This programme has already been successfully implemented across multiple villages and involves a wide variety of community members. However, RTCCD have yet to find a simple way of telling the story of this work in a way that can engage and inspire people outside the mental health sphere.
Developing a compelling story that communicates this impressive work will be one of the challenges Ember and RTCCD will focus on during our partnership.
A volunteer-driven system of outreach, home visits, training and referrals to meet community mental health needs and raise awareness
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A community based organisation working to improve mental health provision in rural and impoverished areas of Uttarakhand