Cafs facilitates workshops and training programmes covering a wide range of topics in the field of mental health to educate, build skills and empower different groups of people including those of the education sector, healthcare sector, parents and members of the general public.
Workshops for the general public
We conduct workshops surrounding mental health and related conditions such as personality disorders, developmental disorders such as Autism, Psychological First Aid and research related topics as well.
Learn With CAFS series
This educational series of workshops aims to educate the public and increase knowledge in mental health and the field of psychology, covering a variety of topics such as gender and sexuality, culture and ethics in the counselling profession, gatekeeper training, psychological first aid, statistics, thesis and academic writing etc.
Workshops for parents and teachers
Workshops on topics such as emotional wellbeing and resilience, understanding behaviors in the classroom, pre- and postnatal depression, stress and burnout have been conducted by CAFS.
Workshops for students
Workshops for counsellors
We have worked with our fellow professionals and organisations in the mental health field from the NIMH, Sumithrayo, Women In Need and SLV Global.
We have conducted workshops on neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as child-parent related topics such as taking care of children’s mental health during the lockdown by collaborating with psychiatrists from the NHS in the UK, HappyMindsSL, oDoc, Everystory Sri Lanka, Baby Cheramy and Samaposha. Additionally, we have also collaborated with Hiru TV and Shakthi TV, two popular media entities in Sri Lanka!
Scribbles – Creative arts based workshop series for kids with and without special needs
One of our oldest running workshop series since its inception in December 2016, ‘Scribbles’ is a novel series of workshops designed using creative methods as a form of expressing psychological and emotional needs focusing on both children and parents with and without special needs, aiming to bridge the gap in communicating and expressing oneself.
Scribbles runs on the extremely generous contributions and support of Leo Wicks and B&B Health Grant Scheme. Money obtained through some of the events are used as a revolving fund so that other events can be carried out free-of-charge for communities that cannot afford them.
Apart from the various Scribbles workshops pictured above, we also carry out special edition workshops such as one we carried out at the Cancer Hospital in Maharagama.