Categorised by "capacity-building"

In 'Voices'


    We're a grant-making and advocacy agency for innovative mental health initiatives, with a particu...Read More

  • 6-Day Course on Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice

    QACP has received an overwhelming response in the last two years and 200+ MHPs have been trained ...Read More

  • Creating innovative programs to strengthen the MH ecosystem

    Through the year, we launched initiatives targeting specific groups such as youth, entrepreneurs,...Read More

  • Guiding and growing MHI’s path to the future

    In February 2020, we got together with all our team members and advisory board members to discuss...Read More


    We're a funding agency for innovative mental health initiatives, with a particular focus on makin...Read More

  • 6- day Certificate Course on Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice (QACP) Online

    QACP has received an overwhelming response in the last two years and 150 MHPs have been trained a...Read More

  • Clinical Legacies and Counter-Narratives

    The fields of knowledge associated with mental health have come under scrutiny for human rights ...Read More

  • ‘I Get You’

    Strengthening Peer Counseling within the Queer CommunityRead More

  • Resilient Practices for Mental Health in Rural and Urban Uttarakhand

    Building on community resources in crisis and disaster This article outlines key practices for s...Read More

  • Creating Safe Spaces within Legal Settings

    A model for individual, couple and familial counseling for matrimonial litigationRead More

  • Teachers as Agents of Change

    Tealeaf: Mansik Swastha teachers renegotiate traditional roles and relationships as they become d...Read More

  • Communities of Practice and Women’s Mental Health

    Looking beyond geographically defined community as supportsRead More


    We're a funding agency for innovative mental health initiatives, with a particular focus on makin...Read More

  • Responding to COVID as a Mental Health Funding Organization

    Coronavirus is not just a public health issue but also an issue of livelihoods, food, security, ...Read More

  • How our approach has shaped the initiatives that we’ve invested in this year (2019-2020)

    At MHI we believe in a psychosocial approach to mental health – that there are critical social de...Read More

  • Challenging existing pathological representations of LGBTQIA+ lives & countering historical violence & discrimination, in mental health practice

    The edifice of mental health and psychiatry in India has been responsible for pathologizing non-n...Read More

  • We fund initiatives that are user-centered, and employ a human rights-based approach

    At the onset we knew that MHI would employ an intersectional and intersectoral approach to funding.Read More

  • Collaborating with others to bridge the mental health care gap

    If we want to influence social change, we must work in tandem with others. At MHI, we support and...Read More

  • Working with the Government to bolster mental health care services

    MHI signs an MoU for a Technical Support Unit that will support the Government of Bihar in streng...Read More


    We're a funding agency for innovative mental health initiatives, with a particular focus on makin...Read More

  • Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice, Bombay

    6 Day Course on Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice (QACP)Read More

  • The Need for a Rights-Based Lens in Education

    An enquiry into challenging existing pathological representations of LGBTQIA+ lives, and systemic...Read More

  • The Atmiyata Story

    Centering community as a resourceRead More

  • Safeguarding Client and Counselor

    Ethical dilemmas in psychotherapy in India. Exploring the foundations for ethical practice.Read More

  • Interrogating the Cut + Paste of ‘Recovery’

    This article challenges received wisdom on existing concepts of ‘recovery’ from mental suffering ...Read More

  • ReFrame: Editor's Note

    An Editor's Note on ReFrame, a journal by the Mariwala Health Initiative that challenges existing...Read More

  • Pathways to Mental Health

    Challenging the existing discourse around the ‘treatment gap’ that invisibilises the psycho-socia...Read More

  • Queering Mental Health Practice

    QACP interrogates and counters dominant approaches to sexuality in the mental health sector. It i...Read More

  • Does every Citizen have the Right to Vote?

    On voting as an issue of development, social justice, and human rights—an instrument by which we ...Read More

  • Peer Support Practice

    Peer support is based on support due to similar lived experiences. MHI recently launched a module...Read More

  • Fostering Resilience in the Wake of Disasters

    Despite evidence of the impact that disasters have on mental health, disaster response approaches...Read More

  • Mental Health Care Reaches Remote Villages in Yamuna Valley

    MHI partner Burans recently celebrated the launch of yet another community mental health program ...Read More

  • MHI's Quarterly Newsletter

    Read about our latest partners, innovative projects we've been funding and upcoming events throug...Read More

  • Professional Solidarity : What Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice Means To Me As A Mental Health Practitioner

    I’m a 25-year-old therapist with a background in Clinical Psychology. I have had roughly about 3 ...Read More

  • Arts Based Therapy Course By Bapu Trust: Healing Through Art Forms

    “Art is the meeting ground of the world inside and the world outside.” Elinor UlmanRead More

In 'Insights'