Brief about the Seminar: Mental health has been a major problem globally and in Nepal. The critical question is whether mental health has been perceived as a major problem. Through this session, moderators demonstrate the evidences and highlight the current context, challenges and critical pathways of mental illness with special focus on Nepal. 

Session Outline:

  • Introduction and Objectives of the Session (5 minutes)
  • Presentation on Global Health Scenario on Mental Health (25 minutes)
  • Presentation on Mental Health Situation in Nepal (25 minutes)
  • Group Discussion - Role Play as Policy Makers and Community Leaders (40 minutes)
  • Group Presentation (10 minutes)
  • Conclusion and Summing Up (15 minutes)


  • Ian Walker (Visiting Research Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Public Health, University of Leeds/HERD)
  • Sudeep Uprety (Senior Officer – Research Uptake and Communications, HERD)


  • Date: June 14, 2016
  • Time: 3 to 5 pm
  • Venue: HERD Training Hall, Thapathali, Kathmandu

The presentation and the reference reports are available for download in the PDF files attached.