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

Have you noticed a homeless person in the Greater Chennai Area whom you suspect is suffering from mental illness?

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Shruti Hassan and her band perform at the 25th Anniversary of The Banyan#banyanturns25

Launch of the other identity foundation! #banyan25 #banyanturns25 #otheridentityfoundation

"This is one of the finest examples of human service. To provide health services to this kind of population is not easy. That's why I am proud to be associated with Banyan" - Dr.Parasuraman

25 years of banyan#banyanturns25 https://t.co/lA5wJihcdN

When a woman can plan her family, she can plan her life. #WPD2018 emphasizes that family planning is a human right. #WorldPopulationDay
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Due to a twist of fate, The Banyan team was able to reunite one of our long-term residents with her mother & brother after 35 long years!

We want parents to talk to kids about #mentalhealth.
Segue into the conversation by discussing this inspirational story of founders of @banyanbalm - Vandana Gopikumar & Vaishnavi Jayakumar. https://t.co/HEMHQilZH4
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