Psychosocial rehabilitation:a model by Rajah Rehabilitation Centre
Authors: Nechiyilthody Pfizer, M A Kavitha
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‘Thanal’- Rajah Rehabilitation Centre (RRC) is a nonprofit voluntary organization established in 2001 dedicated to the people suffering from psychiatric illness. RRC adopts an interdisciplinary team approach for the upliftment of the disabled. RRC follows the recovery model of psychosocial rehabilitation. The psychiatric rehabilitation program is initiated with the assessment and trial stay under the supervision of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Rajah Rehabilitation Centre provides the following programs for the service recipients of sheltered workshop; individual consultations, activity scheduling, psychoeducation classes, living skill training, culinary skill training, social skill training, cognitive retraining, yoga training, recreation therapy, music training & therapy, dance training & therapy, work skill training, craft & artwork training, computer training program, on-job training, supported employment, supported housing etc. RRC also offers treatment for substance abuse, SS & Al-Anon groups and peer support groups for patients with mental illness, and crisis intervention program for elderly women with distress (Shanti Bavan) etc. Services at RRC facilitate individuals with psychiatric disability to increase their level of functioning and quality of life.