Studies addressing the mental health needs of street children found chronic exposure to stressors puts children at risk for hopelessness, depression, and suicide. The survey confirmed there are only 250 mental health practitioners. This is a stark shortage of a country with a population of 161.4 million.
Mental Health care in Bangladesh need to be given priority to achieve sustainable development goals.
Play therapy is a method of therapy that uses play to uncover and deal with psychological issues. Rather than having to explain what is troubling them, children use play to communicate at their own level and at their own pace, without feeling interrogated or threatened.
Play is vital to every child’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and language development. It helps make learning concrete for all children and young people including those for whom verbal communication may be difficult.
The outcomes of Play Therapy include a reduction in anxiety and raised self-esteem, or more specific such as a change in behaviour and improved relations with family and friends.
The Orphan Trust is providing free play therapy treatments to underprivileged children.
Through our partners in Dhaka we have identified children that need support and they are being treated by Imran Mostak, Bangladesh’s first and only BAPT approved play therapist.
Your donations will allow us to continue giving therapy to street children suffering with mental health disorders.