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Sahan Hospital Vocational Rehabilitation Program

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All patients recovered from severe and persistent mental illness require rehabilitation. The goal of rehabilitation is to help disabled individuals to develop the emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to live, learn and work in the community with the least amount of professional support.

Sahan Hospital provides Vocational rehabilitation which is based on the assumption that work does not only improve activity, social contacts etc., but may also promote gains in related areas such as self-esteem and quality of life, as work and employment are a step away from dependency and a step to integration into society.

Vocational rehabilitation programs in the community provide a series of graded steps to promote skills by providing vocational trainings which include:-

  • Electricity
  • Tailoring
  • Masonry
  • Al-Qur’analkariim
  • Literacy and numeracy

 

The aims of vocational rehabilitation are to improve psychosocial skills and implement work accommodations by using several different methods, including education, assessment, counseling, training and role playing.

Our other Vocational rehabilitation covers these areas:

  • Raising self-esteem
  • Discovering hidden talents
  • Participating as a group/social skills
  • Practicing Communication/language skills
  • Social skills

The most important outcome measures of our vocational rehabilitation are employment status, actions to arrange work accommodations, and psychosocial measures, such as self-efficacy and social competence.