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Wednesday 2 February 2005

India: Plan to restore mental health of tsunami-affected

The Academy for Disaster Management Education, Planning and Training (ADEPT) and its partners along with the district administration have developed a long-term plan to restore mental health in the tsunami-affected areas of Cuddalore district.

In the first stage, community volunteers and health workers will be sensitised to the importance of family and community networks both in reaction to disaster and recovery.

In the second stage, community self-help groups will be formed with the objective of mitigating post-disaster stress, providing psychosocial support and developing the community socially and economically.

In the third stage, coordination hubs will be formed to monitor the ongoing programme and develop it to conduct cooperative activities with other relief operations.

Read the Full Article at The Hindu
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