Module Two of the Mental Health Training Programme was indeed a success

Assignment presentation
Tamil medium group discussion
Sinhala medium - Group discussion
Ms. Inoka Barclay - Representative from New Jersey Mental Health Institute
Counselling Practice

The 2nd module residential training programme of the New Jersey Mental Health Institute (NJMHI) funded project was concluded successfully on the 10th of January 2019 at the Institute of Addiction Management Training Centre in Kalutara. The three day training programme was attended by participants from the districts of Matara, Polonnaruwa, Jaffna, Galle, Mullaitivu, Kegalle, Kandy, Ampara, Batticaloa, Hambantota and Moneragala. They have enjoyed every session of their learnings as well the physical exercises they participated in at the end of each day, as a stress reliever.

The 2nd module training started off by initially looking into the assignments given to these trainees at the end of the 1st module training last November. Each of them presented the services they provided for mental health in the districts and the facts of the findings on the resources available.

The 2nd module focused to impart both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in individual counselling so that participants are able to address the basic mental health needs of the community through life education and counselling. This training programme too was conducted in both Tamil and Sinhala languages for the convenience of the participants and a total of 35 attended, 15 Male and 20 Female. Ms. Inoka Barclay representative of the NJMHI was present throughout whole period of the training programme.