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Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 36) Last page : ( 37)
Online ISSN : 2393-8005.

Beyond the training sessions… Does learning translate into practice? A post-mental health training feedback from the peripheral health workers of Dangahwa

Shah N1*, Mehta R2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad

2Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Surat

*Email: itisnilima@gmail.com

Online published on 24 September, 2015.

Abstract

Training in mental health is conducted for the peripheral health workers of Dangahwa under the District Mental Health Programme. It enhances their learning and inculcates a favorable attitude towards mental health issues. A focus-group discussion was carried out with the workers within 6 months of their training. The discussion revealed important factors that facilitated or hindered their work at the grass-root level, while they tried to put the learning into practice. The lesson learnt was that feedback from the community level was of crucial importance in modifying the training programme to make it more effective in yielding results.

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Keywords

mental health training, peripheral health workers, feedback.

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