Shivanand Y1*, Aravind Raj E1, Kavita J1, Padmavathy D2, Manoj Kumar S3 and Prabha C4
1Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India
2Department of Nursing, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India
3Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India
4Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India
Introduction: Volunteering is any activity in which time is given to assist another individual, group, or organization. There is a growing concern about mental health in India due to the inaccessibility of services. NIMHANS, being a premier institute for mental health, is devising innovative approaches to mental health care to reach the unreachable. Materials and Methods: The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of the well-being volunteer program. This study used a descriptive cross-sectional research design, and 136 trained volunteers were included in the study. A questionnaire and the Volunteer Motivation Inventory scale were used to collect the data from the WBVs. SPSS software was used to analyze the data. Results: The majority of trained volunteers actively participated in the WBV training program to improve their knowledge of mental health. Conclusion: The results of this study emphasize the significance of the role of volunteers in the field of mental health.
Well-Being Volunteers; Community Mental Health; Capacity building
Shivanand Y, Aravind Raj E, Kavita J, Padmavathy D, Manoj Kumar S, Prabha C. Capacity Building in Mental Health through Well Being Volunteers Program. World J Psychiatry Ment Health Res. 2023; 6(1): 1032..