At ISIC, we offer a number of activities to help patients boost their confidence and to explore their hidden talents. While clay modelling is taught to the patients, those who have an interest in computers are trained at our computer-training department. Also, Vocational guidance is provided to the patient’s vis-à-vis loans that they can apply for and various Government schemes that they can avail. They are also guided about their choice of vocation as per their background, level of education, residence and aptitude.
ISIC seeks to provide mental health services to children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioural, developmental, neurological and lifestyle related problems in a safe, friendly and confidential environment. Services offered include:
A Peer Counsellor is a person who is a well-rehabilitated spinal cord injured person and who has a fair knowledge of not just the bodily impact of the injury but also as to how such an injury affects the various psycho-social aspects of an individual’s life. Having undergone a similar life experience, he/she is able to help another person with SCI, grapple with this change and cope with it better as the patient is likely to see him as a role model who has pulled through this difficult event. A Peer Counsellor advises the patient about the injury, its effects, bladder, bowel and sexual management, prevention of bedsores and other complications along with other psychosocial aspects.
SOCIAL ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELLING
The Medical Social Worker at ISIC plays an important role in helping the patients from a low socio-economic background. He/she conducts the social assessment at the time of admission in order to help the poor patient avail the treatment facilities. In order to bring about the maximum independence, the Social Worker arranges aids and appliances such as wheelchair & walker etc., also aiding the patients by arranging economic assistance, blood, medicines and even legal help in many cases by liasoning with many Government and Non-Government Organizations. He/she also apprises the patients of the options available regarding the availability of loans, concessions, disability rights and reservation in jobs etc.
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