persons with schizophrenia and their families are counseled with
focus on educating about schizophrenia, supporting the family and
introducing them to family support group.
Support Groups for patients of schizophrenia and families are organized
on Sundays.Awareness programmes are carried out periodically at
prominent places.Training- Other groups like police personnel, other
NGO staff, judges, and teachers are trained in workshops. Rehabilitation-
Maitri is associated with halfway homes and other special institutes
helping in rehabilitation. On a case-to-case basis some people have
also been referred for jobs, where Maitri has acted as facilitator.
Interactive programmes: Programmes with special groups are organized
(example: children of divorced parents, parents of adopted children,
etc), where relevant mental health issues are discussed.
Maitri is also actively involved in advocacy for mental health and
mental disability issues.