The time has come to replicate the Maanasi Model and share the experience gained at Mugalur to scale the project to other locations, and help millions.
Bringing Mental Health care to Rural Karnataka
The project envisages providing low-cost or free care to villagers with sustained outreach to those who cannot access the clinic and educating patients and others about seeking care to improve their lives.
In partnership with Health and Family Welfare and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj , eMaanasi is set to roll out across Karnataka.
Action Plans eMaanasi
Maanasi is a comprehensive community mental health care that looks at serving the rural population and strives to bridge the gap between mental health practitioners and patients. Maanasi has been successful in the last 20 years by touching several lives in Mugalur and HSIS.
Maanasi has recruited married women of the community with leadership qualities and trained them in Screening for common mental disorders (use of psychometric tools too), Recognition of psychiatric emergencies, Mental health education activities, and Brief Psychosocial interventions by the Department of Psychiatry of St. Johns Medical college
In the last two years, Maanasi has deployed an effective digital platform called eMaanasi.
eMaanasi is a digital platform designed to support community mental health efforts through the use of several modules. The field workers tab module allows field workers to access and update information on the individuals they are working with, including their treatment plans and progress.
The administrator’s tab module allows administrators to manage and coordinate the activities of the field workers, as well as track the overall progress of the community mental health program. The psychiatrist’s desktop module provides a centralized location for psychiatrists to review and update the treatment plans for their patients.
All of these modules are managed by the hospital management module, which ensures that the platform is running smoothly and that all of the necessary information is easily accessible to the relevant parties. Overall, eMaanasi aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of community mental health efforts by providing a comprehensive, digital solution for managing and coordinating care.
Now our next step is to take eMaanasi to all the rural population of Karnataka. In partnership with Health and Family Welfare and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj eMaanasi is set to roll out across Karnataka. We aim to deliver Mental health and primary care services to 7 million rural people with a specific focus on women and children.
Action Plans eMaanasi
To set up additional “Maanasi Clinics” (first with in India and later expand in other low income countries) to provide low cost mental health care and access to rural residents, particularly to women whose rates of depression and anxiety are double the rate in men and to children with mental disability. These clinics would be set up in collaboration with the partner Rotary clubs in that particular region and associated hospitals.