World mental health day was celebrated by Northern Provincial Department of Education joint with Vavuniya Regional Health Services Department on 15th October 2015 at Vavuniya Urban Council Hall sponsored by Vavuniya Urban Council, chaired by Mr.M.Rathakrishnan, Additional Provincial Director of Education.
Hon. Dr. Pathmanathan Sathiyalingam, Provincial Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Social Services and Rehabilitation, Probation and Childcare Services and Women's Affairs participated as Chief Guest. Mr.R.Raveenthiran, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs participated as Special Guest. Dr.S.Sivathas, Dr.S.Suthakaran were participated as Guest of Honour.
More than 750 people participated at the above event including Doctors, Hospital Staff, Principals, Teachers and Students.
There was 8 months counselling practical training programme and research programme conducted by Psychosocial Unit of Provincial Dept. of Education financial sponsored by World Vision. Successfully completed candidates awarded and issued certificates by Mr.V.Rasiah, Retired Provincial Director of Education and GIZ Consultant and Mr.T.Anjalito, World Vision Coordinator, Kilinochchi.