Saint John of God Hospitaller Services

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Malawi is part of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, which strives to emulate the work and philosophy of Saint John of God. In Malawi, Saint John of God provides community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and or special needs.
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services operates in the city of Mzuzu and also runs mobile mental health and disability clinics in areas surrounding Mzuzu.

Programs include;

OPD mental health services;
Community education
Facilitation and support
Primary health care outreach clinics
Residential care for people with acute mental illness
Rehabilitation and community re-integration
Domiciliary care within the city of Mzuzu
Skill-based training for people recuperating from mental illness and those with other disabilities and special needs
Community based rehabilitation for children with epilepsy and a disability
Education for children with special needs
Early identification and rehabilitation of children with disability [portage]
Rehabilitation and psychosocial support for children operating in and on the streets of Mzuzu City
Livelihood enhancement for service users and their households
Supported employment

Through its College of Health Sciences, Saint John of God contributes to the development of mental health professionals for Malawi and the sub-region particularly in the areas of psychiatric/mental health nursing, clinical medicine [psychiatry], and Psychosocial Counselling.

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