August 18, 2014
M.S.Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation inaugurated Community Mental Health Volunteers Training on 18th August 2014, Supported by SARI foundation, Netherlands. A total of 20 volunteers were drawn from Madurai West Block, Natham & Madurai East Block which forms the project areas of M.S.Chellamuthu Trust supported by Andheri –Hilfe Bonn, Germany. These volunteers would be given training for a duration of 3 months on basic mental health issues, early identification, treatment adherence and psycho-educating the families of persons with mental illness. Such community volunteers’ involvement in community mental health programs is seen as a crucial step towards early identification and timely management of the mental illness.