Youth Leadership with Mental Health Justice Residential Camp 2019

Anubhuti’s annual tradition of youth leadership residential camps continued this year on 1 & 2 November 2019 with 42 selected youth leaders, supported by Mariwala Health Initiative.  Youth from Kolegaon, Bamanwada and Raahi came together in this training based on the module created by Deepa Pawar. While the earlier camps focused on personal with socio-political … Continue reading Youth Leadership with Mental Health Justice Residential Camp 2019

Constitution Conversations Campaign in Communities

We had an amazing day this year on 26th November on occassion of Indian National Constitution Day at the communities of Netivali, Kalyan (E) and at Bamanwada, Vile Parle (E) in Thane and Mumbai districts of Maharashtra respectively. This is the day that the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949, laying … Continue reading Constitution Conversations Campaign in Communities

Mental Health Questionnaire

Interview schedule used during Action-Research with college youth on Mental Health Justice. This research was part of the Goalkeeper Youth Action Accelerator program in which founder Deepa Pawar is a 2019 advocate. The data collected from 1000 diverse youth will be used to advocate for institutional, administrative, policy-backed support to youth mental health. Page 1Page … Continue reading Mental Health Questionnaire

Constitution Literacy with Mental Health Justice for College Youth

Youth of India are our present and future leaders. While both civil society and government has many programs striving to provide them formal education, we still lack in making them ‘literate’ about our Democracy. That is, there is no syllabus in our education system to impart literacy about the basic processes, laws, systems – and most importantly, values – of … Continue reading Constitution Literacy with Mental Health Justice for College Youth

Sensitization and Advocacy with Stakeholders

Over the last few months, stakeholders in KDMC and K-east ward have been met with trainings and advocacy on issues of safety and mental health. Youth leaders of Kolegaon carried out an audit of cleanliness in their area - which they think is one of the major daily irritants affecting the community. They mapped the … Continue reading Sensitization and Advocacy with Stakeholders

Mental Health Justice & Empowerment in Higher Education

"I was utterly alone, guilty, confused, angry, dejected.. when I could not continue into college even after standing second in my school in class 12. For want of a few thousand rupees. No one could understand my humiliation then - not friends, not teachers. My family was struggling for basic needs in which a college … Continue reading Mental Health Justice & Empowerment in Higher Education

At ICSW – Biggest Assembly of Civil Society Activists Globally

The Goalkeepers 2019 cohort in Belgrade, Serbia (Deepa 4th from left, 2nd row) As announced earlier, founder Deepa Pawar is one of 26 Goalkeepers worldwide who are working with data to achieve SDGs in their countries. As part of this, she recently represented India as one of the delegates from our country to the International … Continue reading At ICSW – Biggest Assembly of Civil Society Activists Globally