The effects of the rapid changes in all walks of life brought about by the vast technological advances made by humankind over the last few decades has impacted lifestyle at the individual as well as collective levels. These changes makes it all the more necessary to restructure our belief system and look afresh at placing mental and emotional wellbeing alongside physical health and not merely as a far removed corollary of “good physical health”. There has been a global shift of wellbeing in the past few years. India had attempted to put mental health as WHO agenda in 2011 when only non-communicable diseases were given importance and on May 2, 2018, UN Secretary General AntónioGuterres, launched mental health as its flagship programme.
MIND India, Institute of Positive Mental Health & Research, is a registered society formed on January 20, 2006, by a group of mental health professionals dedicated to the cause of ushering in the benefits of positive mental health & wellbeing to the general population. MIND an acronym for Mental and Intellectual Needs Development is the driving principle on which the society MIND India has positioned itself on. The vision is to instill the concept of positive mental health and wellbeing in people and the mission is to enable them to choose change. It is one of the first bodies in the North Eastern Region of India, formed by dedicated professionals to address issues related to the processes involved in ushering in the benefits of positive mental health for all sections of the society. Adopting a two pronged strategy of evidence based research through dissemination of information and quality human resource training , MIND India has adopted a plan of action primarily focused on addressing individual issues through counselling and other psycho social interventions to usher in positive mental and social change.
Training Human Resource
Facilitating Social Change
Registered Society under the Registration of Societies Act, January 20, 2006
Registration under FCRA for Educational,Social(Registration Number : 020780169)
Our team member brings expertise in psycho social interventions, counselling, social behavioural change communication, social development, public health and nutrition, Life skills, school & vocational education, career assessment and planning, geriatric care, palliative car, children with special needs, development of modules and manuals and research & development
The MIND India Team
Mr. Abhijit Goswami is the Founder Member and Secretary of MIND India, Institute of Positive Mental Health & Research at Guwahati, Assam, India. He is a Social Entrepreneur and also Life Skills Master Trainer
Dr. Sangeeta Goswami is the first Counselling Psychologist to have set up an independent counselling clinic in North East India in 1996 and is the President of MIND India, Institute of Positive Mental Health & Research at Guwahati, Assam, India. She has been acting as an Independent Consultant, Trainer and Subject Matter Expert in areas of Mental Health, School Mental Health, Women & Violence , Counselling Skills, Soft Skills, Life Skills, Social Behavior Change Communication, , Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, Personal Effectiveness Programmes for teachers and Corporates & Action Research.
Ms. Ankita Kakati: A senior faculty since 2014, she leads the course in “Counselling Skills” under K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Assam. Her area of expertise is in Counselling, Life Skills, Career assessment for children and adolescents, providing academic support to children with learning difficulties and geriatric care and support.
Ms. Sanjeevani Goswami: A counselling psychologist and faculty, she has worked majorly with young adults and adolescents since 2014 both in Assam and in Bangalore. She also conducts career assessments and workshops.
Namrata Pritom Das: She is responsible for all the front and back office work which includes the OPD, Admin, Record rooms, data entry, etc., since three years now. Apart from this, she is also pursuing her Masters in Social Work.
Debraj Newar: He is responsible for handling and managing our OPD, accounts, pantry and also works on field. He believes that MIND India has been a good learning experience, and wishes to continue learning more.
Deepak Barman: He is the go-to person in the MIND India centre since 19 long years. Starting from majority of work on the field such as purchases and dealings to regular errands, he takes care of it all.