Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop

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Date(s) - 25/11/2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm



Schizophrenia Research Foundation and M S Chellamuthu Trust & Research Foundation
Co-Sponsored by WAPR (IC)

Saturday 25 November 2017
9.30 am – 5 pm

Employment and productivity is an important domain of human life. It plays a significant part in an individual’s self esteem . Hence when a person with severe and enduring mental illness loses his or her skills to work, it is essential that vocational rehabilitation is offered as part of the treatment plan to enable the individual to become a contributing member to the family again.

Vocational rehabilitation enables the persons with disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to useful occupations. Health professionals caring for patients with mental health problems have an important role in helping them to return to work.

Availability of structured vocational rehabilitation services are patchy in India. There is an increasing recognition for more services. SCARF since its inception 30 years ago has been focussing on rehabilitation and has been offering vocational rehabilitation as part of its services. With the objective of orienting professionals involved in the care of persons with serious mental illnesses, in delivering vocational rehabilitation in various parts of Tamilnadu a one day workshop on vocational rehabilitation is being organised. The workshop will introduce the participants to concepts in vocational rehabilitation, the different models of delivering services, and practice in methods of assessment for vocational rehabilitation. This workshop is being organized by SCARF and the M S Chellamuthu Trust, Madurai

The one day workshop will be held in SCARF premises, Anna Nagar from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Experts in vocational rehabilitation from different organisations will talk at the workshop. A panel discussion will provide opportunities to participants to ask questions and seek suggestion on the topic

The target delegates will be anyone working with patients with serious mental illnesses in a professional capacity with an interest to provide vocational rehabilitation

Registration: Rs. 1000/ per head. (This will include handouts and meals provided at the workshop)

To register, please down load the application form complete and send it to

Schizophrenia Research Foundation
R/7 A, North Main Road
Anna Nagar West extension
Chennai 600101

Payments should be made as Cheque/DD only drawn in the name of Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India)

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