Supporting the mental and emotional health of the most disadvantaged children is a step to guarantee education for life
We would like to introduce you our project. SOI is a non-profit association of professionals that provides psychosocial training, counseling and support for the emotional, psychological and social rehabilitation of children and youth at risk in India. The Psychological Society supports our project.
We are a network of psychologists, therapists (-art, -music, -dance, -drama), counselors and coaches providing training on necessary psychosocial tools for the care staff in charge of them.
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- Training local caregivers (counselors and staff) to ensure the right guidance for the children psychosocial rehabilitation
- Work with children to develop their life and social skills
- Support and supervision for particular psychosocial intervention initiatives
- Organization of activities aiming to raise public awareness about the need of this psychosocial intervention to achieve real rehabilitation of childhood and youth.
We want to set up a multidiscipline mental health/psychosocial support centre aiming in assisting mainly, but not exclusively, children, adolescents and young adults overcome trauma and support them in solving any issues regarding their mental health.
We will be offering trainings supported by european and indian universities, direct therapies to children and adult ( online and presencial) and awarness campaignes.
Our vision statement would be the following: “We aspire to transform and develop India’s mental healthcare system, to ensure more fairness and inclusion and less violence and abuse”.
SOI has been holding training workshops for training for trainers since 2010. We now want to take this further and launch this project as a fully fledged service with a central coordinating team offered at our own centre.
This centre will facilitate a professional response to the psychosocial needs. This can be achieved through capacity building, strategic consultations and operational support. There is a variety of different psychosocial support expertise both from the field and high-level organizational development.
The aim of the centre is to meet the psychosocial needs through evidence based practice and change the way mental health is perceived by people in the community.
We think that in the field of promotion and prevention, we could offer from expressive and creative therapies workshops, related to tools for the education of emotions, resilience, creativity, mental well-being and human development itself.
Contributing a grain of sand for the education and meaningful learning .
We would like to keep in touch with you and see ways of collaboration in the future.