Laxman Nath, Ms

Laxman Nath, Ms is a dedicated Mental Health professional and development worker with a Master’s in Psychology, boasting ten years of experience in project cycle management of projects focused on sustainable disability inclusion and community-based mental health initiatives. His expertise extends to humanitarian actions, providing mental health support during crises such as the Nepal earthquake in 2015, 2023, and COVID-19. He had led or supported research work in mental health related to disability inclusion, migration, MHPSS service integration, etc. He collaborated with key organizations such as the National Federation of Disabled Nepal and Persons with Disabilities groups to mainstream psychosocial disability in the disability movement. He was involved in policy development related to mental health and disability inclusion at various government levels, leveraging a deep understanding of the UNCRPD and national laws and policies in Nepal. His passion revolves around ensuring that individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions are fully integrated into society, enjoying equitable access to essential services, and ultimately leading more fulfilling lives.

Email: laxman@cmcnepal.org.np / swoshshakti@gmail.com

Professional Expertise

Disciplines

Health policy and management, Health promotion/education, Psychology, Social and behavioral sciences

Topical EXPERTISE

Disaster relief/response, Grief and loss, Primary health care, Resilience, Stress and coping

Methodological Areas

Community engagement and CBPR, Grant and proposal writing, Human-centered design/design thinking/innovation techniques, Intervention development and testing, Qualitative methods, Theory of change/logic models

Strategies expertise

Advocacy, Community engagement, Capacity building, Decision supports, Health promotion, Supervision and coaching, Sustainability, Task shifting/sharing

Intervention Expertise

Anti-stigma interventions, Campaigns/information, education, and communication, Interpersonal therapy, Mental health awareness/promotion, Psychosocial skills, School-based interventions, Support groups

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, Government agencies, Health departments/health agencies, Hospitals/health systems, Schools and universities