Ticoba is an institution started in May 2009 at Thiruvananthapuram for promoting positive mental health. It is multidisciplinary institute for mental health care and educational prtomotion. Mental health problems are alarmingly high, especially among child and adolescent population, in kerala. Research in the feild of learning disorders showed a very high prevalence.This has raised concerns and stirred the interest of significant people like parents and mental health professionals, and all those related to the cause of improving the quality of life of these children.
There has been some remarkable work in mental health with increasing awareness among parents, professionals and the community in general. Lot of the focus has been on developing systems and resources to enhance the process of rehabilitating these children and include them in the mainstream society. All the professionals are in agreement with the concept of promoting early intervention. There has also been an interesting increase in the involvement of a range of health care professionals and educational authorities working with children. Over time, various professionals and organizations have experimented, in their own respective areas of interest and specializations, on a variety of methodologies in a quest to find the optimal strategy of working with children to enhance their quality of life.
There appears a need for a more global approach for identification and intervention in terms of an integrated multidisciplinary style of working, and a more organized and structured framework of rehabilitation and a system that will reflect the multicultural and multilingual nature of our community. In spite of all the goodwill, hard work and dedication of the people involved, will still seem to be inadequately equipped to support this surge. There has emerged a need for a system that looks at individual needs and support when and where most required and help them sustain the skills they have learned, to cope within their community.
8 AM – 12 AM
After School Therapeutic Intervention 3.30 PM- 7.30 PM