MIND India is an endeavour by a group of professionals dedicated to the cause of ushering in the benefits of positive mental health & wellbeing to the general population at a national level. The group has been working relentlessly since its inception to meet its objectives especially in the North East region of India, comprising of the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
Mental health goes hand in hand with good physical health but more often it is the latter which is more emphasised. Issues related to mental health unlike physical health goes unnoticed in many cases as some of the symptoms are too subtle to be picked up even by the trained eye. Again, people in general associate lack of mental health to full blown psychosis. This is due to the strong under currents of the stigma that society harbours whenever social health issues throw up questions related to mental health.
Understanding the links between mind and body the felt need as expressed by various eminent social scientists, educationists, policy makers, politicians etc., is to bring about awareness on positive mental health and the methods and techniques that are required to be adopted to fulfil this need. Action can be taken to promote positive mental health for individuals and communities at the individual, community and system level. At the individual and community level, mental health promotion strategies focus on enhancing individuals’ empowerment and participation and can target a range of environments or settings, such as the workplace, home, school or community. These strategies primarily seek to strengthen factors that protect positive mental health, lessen risk factors for poor mental health and/or address the social determinants of health. At the system level, strategies focus on addressing the social determinants of health and must involve work across a range of sectors and policy areas, such as housing, employment, social assistance, settlement and others.
Positive mental health is about:
AREA OF EXPERTISE (workshops and projects tailor made to group/organizational needs)
OPERATIONS: Pan India