NIMHANS-AHT Comprehensive Mental-Health Action Program

  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and NGO Ashraya Hastha Trust (AHT) on April 13, 2023 signed an MoU in Bengaluru.
  • The MoU is signed to test the feasibility of a model comprehensive rural mental health programme named “NAMAN”    (NIMHANS-AHT Comprehensive Mental-Health Action Program for Rural Communities) in two taluks before rolling it out across the country.
    • The two taluks that were selected for implementing NAMAN are Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and Belur Taluk in Hassan district of Karnataka.
    • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) -Rishikesh will join hands with NIMHANS to implement the program in Uttarakhand.
    • It will be implemented in four stages over a three-year period.
NAMAN Program

  • NAMAN intends to provide promotive, preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care to the entire population of the target taluks by utilizing the community’s existing human resources.