Mental wellness is seen as taboo in Bangladesh, and the stigma associated, as well as scarcity of trained professionals and institutions, prevents people from seeking treatment. The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated the situation.
To respond to this, the British Asian Trust joined hands with SAJIDA to pilot a set of initiatives focused on mental health during the Covid-19 crisis. These include providing tele and video mental health counselling to clients, targeting vulnerables segments such as frontline healthcare workers, Covid-19 positive patents and their family members.
We are delighted that this project has been featured in the Dhaka Tribune!