The project titled 'Samarthan' will enable inmates who suffer from mental health issues to avail expert medical assistance from staff working in the prisons.
The programme will be carried out under the guidance of Dr Nand Kumar, professor of psychiatry in AIIMS, and in collaboration with Mental health Foundation, medical professional, and prison staff working in Tihar, an official said.
The PFA programme, developed by the WHO, aims to provide "supportive and practical" assistance to those who have faced crisis situations.
The prison staff will be trained to provide assistance to those who are depressed or facing mental health issues.
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