I Exist, Therefore I Am.

Our Vision

An inclusive and humane world that promotes capabilities, equity and justice.

For seven years, my husband drank a lot and his mental health was badly affected but I dealt with it on my own. I couldn’t tell anyone outside because I felt it would reduce my respect. I brought him to The Banyan four years ago and he has not drunk a single sip since then.

I thought about all the people out there, who like me can’t tell anyone about their situation. I thought that I could share my example and help in some way.

a NALAM Mobilizer

CORE VALUES & BELIEFS

Enabling access to health and mental health care for persons living in poverty and homelessness through comprehensive and creative clinical and social care approaches embedded in a well-being paradigm. The needs of those who live in the margins are our collective responsibility.

Since 1993,  The Banyan has developed a variety of holistic mental health solutions that address multifaceted components of distress. This includes, emergency and acute medical, psychiatric and psychological care offered through our street based care and through our hospital settings, shelter based services, community based outpatient care and inclusive long term care options for persons with high support needs.  

 

 Person Centered & Recovery Oriented   Dignity, Agency & Participation   Social Justice & Inclusion 

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Our Impact

HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS RESCUED

3,000

RETURNED HOME

70%

IN AFTERCARE

233

OUTREACH

1M

NALAM MOBILISERS TRAINED

200

PANCHAYATS

50

CHILDREN IN YOUTH CLUBS

400

LAY WORKERS IN OUR WORKFORCE

500

CLIENTS ENGAGED IN WORK

60%

SUPPORT GROUPS

35

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A group of school friends volunteered together at The Banyan's Shelter for Men with Psychosocial Needs yesterday - they served them a home cooked meal, gave them pedicures and helped out in our tailoring unit!

A big thank you to these volunteers!
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Our Co-Founder, Dr. Vandana Gopikumar speaks about the state of women's mental health in India - and what we at The Banyan do to address these issues at the awardee speech for the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health.The Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health was established in 2012 by the Beatrice Renfield Foundation. This award and a prize of $...
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To build a society where everyone gets the required help, we all will have to come together to raise the #Awareness about #MentalHealth concerns and reduce the #Stigma associated with it.

Read the article to know how India perceives mental health: https://t.co/ia89IGvXMO

#Depression is more than just feeling sad? Help us fight the stigma by sharing this post and make everyone aware of what it's like #livingwithdepression.

Is making cosmetic breast alteration surgery free for all women a stride forward? Or a step in the wrong direction? https://t.co/0XEZQGBsxG

New @hrw video on access to justice for women and girls with disabilities highlights the inspiring work of Latika Roy Foundation in advancing accessibility and accommodation at the grassroots and the police. Great to have you here @JoChopra https://t.co/1dqLE7JCzd

Know your rights: A guide to responding to sexual violence.
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Our website just got a makeover... check it out: https://t.co/PDJvoqc1ju
Read about our projects & find out how YOU can get involved.

A huge thank you to #NissanRenaultFinancialServices for donating 2 BRAND NEW cars to The Banyan's Emergency Care and Recover Services Project. We appreciate your kindness & support. #partnerships @Nissan_India

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A student from @ACJIndia talks about her experience visiting The Banyan ECRC

TARSHI is delighted to launch our working paper 'Sexuality and Disability in the Indian Context, 2018'! Download it at https://t.co/JEuOluk5Bo. This short video explains what the working paper is about: https://t.co/Ffr79VkvE2 (accessible version here: https://t.co/5nvb73qmGg)

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