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Shanthiham from its origin was deeply involved in and focused on counselling of individuals, families and communities who had been traumatized due to the prolonged war, which resulted in the increase of traumatized persons in the North and East, Shanthiham increased its Counselling and psychosocial activities.
The need for an institution to deal with trauma victims saw the establishment of the Association for Health and Counselling (AHC) popularly known as Shanthiham in 1988. Since then Shanthiham has developed as an organization that provides both a Counselling Centre and Training Centre for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for the Northern and Eastern part of Sri Lanka.
A Non Judgmental Space: Shanthiham is an organization which provides a safe and non judgmental space for everyone. It enables equal opportunity for everyone to express themselves.
Reliable: The identity of individuals who reach out to Shanthiham for mental health and prosocial support services will be kept confidential at all times. Every staff of Shanthiham is responsible for protecting clients’ personal information.
Cost-Effective: Shanthiham dispenses counselling and psycho social support services for free of charge. Therefore, it allows everyone to acquire it’s services.
Qualified Resource Pool: Shanthiham is in the adequate capacity of qualified professionals to deliver counselling and psycho social support services.
A Long Standing psycho social organization: We have been serving for the cause of promoting mental well-being for more than three decades to ensure community’s improved mental health.
Beneficiary’s support given over 30 years
Counselling support over thirty years
Social work Excellence awards achieved