Raising awareness about mental health issues in India and empowering citizens to be the answer.
Why Mental Health?
In 2017, the World Health Organization ranked India the most depressed nation in the world, where every hour a student takes their life. Yet, the silence surrounding suicide and depression is deafening. At The Hangout we have begun to address this pressing issue of mental health through phased sessions that aim to begin these difficult conversations and create a community that stands up and helps each other when in need.
The Hangout Initiative is designed to meet
the following objectives:
a. Awareness of Mental Health & locally
available support system.
b. Break stigma for participants to voice
out and ask help.
c. Be a part of a Peer - Support system.
d. Help yourself by helping others.
Time: 1 Hour
Introduction to Mental Health
Interactive using storytelling, Multi-media, reflection exercises
100 - 250
Time: 1 Hour x 8 sessions
Structured activities with guided conversations
Interactive and immersive with 2 or more faculty
Time: 4 Hours
Leadership training to lead The Hangouts
Train-the-Trainer format with tool-kit
Over 1600+ participants from the following institutions have participated at The Hangout sessions:
St Andrews College
Holy Family High School
Chandrabhan Sharma College
Lala Lajpat Rai Group of Institutes
Mithibai College of Arts
M D Shah Mahila College of Arts & Commerce
Vivekanand Education Society's College of Pharmacy
St Annes High School
Whistling Woods International