District Mental Health Programme is functional at both the District Hospitals at North Goa and South Goa.
The Following activities are conducted by District Mental Health Team:
Regular Psychiatric OPD are conducted at both District Hospitals on Common Mental Health disorders such as Alcohol dependence, Substance dependence, Tobacco Dependence, Anxiety Dependence, Depression, Adjustment Disorder and Severe Mental Health Disorders such as Psychosis, Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and other Depending on the disorders free drugs are prescribed.
Extended OPDs: The District Mental Health Team visits the Primary Health Centres and Conducts OPDs and free drugs are provided to the patients.
North Goa District Mental Health Conducts Extended OPDs at:
South Goa District Mental Team Conducts Extended OPDs at:
Counselling sessions are done at the OPD levels on the following
Types of Counsellings:
The Counselling sessions are for the following:
Drug and Alcohol Detoxification centres:
Sangath – NGO
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Directorate of Health Services, Goa and Sangath (NGO) on 19th February 2018 to provide mental health related services, research activities and training of DHS staff in mental health.
Three health centres from North and South Goa have been selected which will be trained by Sangath faculty to improve the capacity of DHS staff to deal with the rising burden of mental health problems of Goa. In addition a training on mental health was organized at DHS conference hall for Chief medical officers, Medical officers, health officers, medical officer’s in charge, doctors of Goa Medical College and IPHB on 18th December 2019.
Health facilities selected for training as per the MoU signed are as follows:
North Goa: CHC Valpoi, CHC Sakhalim, CHC Bicholim
South Goa: CHC Cancona, SDH Chicalim, SDH Ponda
Total number of trainings conducted for Medical officers,staff nurses,dentist,RBSK drs,IEC supervisors staff from Goa Medical College and Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour-103
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