Psychiatric Social Work NIMH Sri Lanka

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri (8am-4pm) & Sat (8am-12pm)


  • This unit aims to protect the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalized people by empowering them in their own society.
  • Being a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) member, help the other MDT members for treatment process by searching for social back ground and/ history of patients by doing home/field visits, contacting local clinics, and contacting Grama Niladharis and/or other reliable sources.
  • Discharge planning.
  • Social re-integration and inclusion of recovered patients.
  • Follow up of discharged patients and make necessary arrangements to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Organising and conducting educational/ awareness programs for various target populations and take necessary steps to empower service users in the society economically and socially.
  • Securing economic rights of patients.
  • Intervene at occupation based issues
  • Helping people to begin self-employments.
  • Protecting people from legal procedures against them.
  • Use appropriate social work methods such as forming self-help groups and community organising.
  • Linking people with resources.
  • Provide counselling and carrier guidance counselling when necessary.

Telephone Extension: 216 / 218

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