Training for Promoting Mental Health Awareness:
Training and education of the volunteers, professionals, health care workers, teachers, journalists and religious scholars is the corner stone of Horizon’s objectives, and it has experienced and trained resource persons in the field of mental health and substance abuse, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention.
The current worrisome mental health situation of the Afghans could be substantially improved when the right steps are taken and Horizon has always taken special care of training of Afghan professionals. For Drug Addiction and mental health service delivery in Pakistan as well as inside Afghanistan a professional trainings of 34 medical officers to promote more than 100 Afghan paramedical nurses were conducted during the first six months of 2007.
Horizon fluently sponsored a training program for primary health care physicians, which was positively evaluated in the remaining period till October 2007. Horizon has helped in capacity building through supporting few local ‘Women NGOs’ and religious schools and mosques.
Interesting business schedule of Horizon service, such as hosting orientation for the team of foreign experts including the present Royal College of Psychiatrist and elite members of south East Asia and pacific region.
The president of American Psychiatric Association took keen interest in meeting communities and investing spiritual therapy program in a mythic school of Peshawar city. He also delivered lectures to medical students in a medical school of Peshawar.
The chairman Horizon Prof Dr. Khalid A Mufti has been conducting training workshops on regular basis for medical officers, psychologists, paramedics, volunteers and other health professionals. Every Friday a presentation is delivered by one the resource person of the horizon. The programe offers an overview of the drug addiction and major mental disorders, the effect of such disorders on sufferers, family and community, and what help can be offered.
Recently Organised Trainings :
Child Protection and Motivation Teaching training organized by Horizon, in this training team Mehfooz Bachpan, Pakistan Psychiatric Association, Rehman Medical College, Voice of America, team Power Radio FM99, Elementary and Secondary Department KP, Army Public School parents, teachers from different schools of Peshawar and journalist of various media actively participated.
World Autism Day was observed by Horizon on 2nd April, guest Speaker Dr. Ali Ahsan Mufti delivered a detail lecture on Autism Awareness.
Different schools of special children education participated in autism awareness seminar.