Mangaluru, Oct 11 2017: Maansa Dhaara, a centre for providing life skills to persons recovered from mental illness. The centre started functioning from the Government Wenlock Hospital premises here on October 10, Tuesday.
Following a three-month stay at Snehalaya, a care centre for destitutes and mentally-ill persons in Manjeshwar, a 40-year-old man recovered from being a chronic alcoholic. “It is a rebirth for me,” he said, now he involves himself in reading books and writing short stories. A former sales personnel in a private firm, is among the 25 persons living at In the three months at Maanasa Dhaara.
“ The marketing field that takes me to the past is better avoided. I would love to read, write and serve society,” Swaroop told media. These Maanasa Dhaara day care centres were set up by the State government to provide vocational skills, life skills and counselling facility that would boost the confidence of trainees and help them lead an independent life. Every batch of trainees undergo three-month training at the centre between 9.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Maanasa Dhaara centre started functioning from the K.S. Hegde Medical Academy premises in 2014. Following the State Government’s order, Maanasa Dhaara has moved to the Government Wenlock Hospital. DK DC Dr K.G. Jagadeesha inaugurated the new centre at the Wenlock Hospital on Oct 10, Tuesday. According to hospital superintendent H.S. Rajeshwaridevi, special educators from Seva Bharati will provide vocational training while trainers from Alva’s Foundation will provide services in yoga and AYUSH treatment. A psychiatrist, will offer counselling support for the trainees. Snehalaya will provide food to them every day.