Manasrang

INCENSE team went through creative experiences of engaging community for awareness in mental disorder and promoting recovery through various art based skills. It was a 7 days residential training in two phases. The team was given training in communicating through various art forms and given an opportunity to perform. The team was then expected o transfer these skills to the persons with SMD they work with at RMHY and in the community settings. After rigorous practice sessions and sufficient understanding about SMD through psycho- education sessions, the persons at Devrai facility performed a street play on the occasion of World Schizophrenia Day, on the occasion of one year completion of Devrai facility, republic day and in mental health week. They performed in front of families of persons with SMD taking INCENSE Programme – Pune site treatment on OPD basis, staff of RMHY, media personnel, etc. All these performances were highly appreciated by everyone and received plenty of media coverage. After the success of these activities, INCENSE team has started weekly art sessions at Devrai facility and also has created a self help support group from the persons in the CBR cohort.



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