To consider how creative methodologies and other participative arts-based approaches can promote mental health literacies programme
(MEntal HEalth Literacy Project)
Dissemination Conference 2021
Welcome to the MeHeLP India
As MeHeLP India project is reaching its closing, we invite you to take part in our final dissemination conference. Through the three years of MeHeLP project, under difficult circumstances due the COVID pandemic, we have been able to engage with urban, rural and tribal communities in Kerala and across India. Our project contributed to fearless talk on developing culturally appropriate mental health literacies using interdisciplinary and creative arts-based approaches.DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
To explore how public mental health and mental health literacy programmes can best be supported and developed, in ways that are practical, acceptable and appropriate.
To disseminate culturally appropriate mental health literacy perspectives from Kerala and the rest of India
To consider implications for research, policy and practice in developing mental health literacies in urban, rural and tribal India
Who is the online conference for ?
This conference is aimed at medical, health and social care practitioners, service providers, health and social care researchers including academics, psychiatrists, psychologists, community workers, social workers and students. It is also for policy makers, policy implementers, NGOs, employers, corporate and social responsibility (CSR) sector.
Dr. Rakesh Chadda
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry & Chief, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre
Dr. K.S. Shaji
Dean (Research) at the Kerala University of Health Sciences,
Professor and head, Dept. of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Kollam
Prof. Mohanan Kunnummel
Vice Chancellor Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur
President Association of Indian Health Sciences Universities
Dr. R. Mangala
Assistant Director Media and Communications at Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF) Chennai
Archana Jose Kavi
Popular film actor, digital content creator and television host
Dr. Vijay Nallawala
Founder, Bipolar India
CEO at the Mariwala Health Initiative
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
President, Public Health Foundation of India
Dr. Pratima Murthy
Present Director of the Institute, NIMHANS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
Lead for Mental Health, Tata Trusts
Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni
Co-Director, Addictions Research Group, Sangath Associate Professor of Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
Prof. Abha Singh
Director, IILM Center for Emotional Intelligence
Film director, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker, Kerala, India
Dr. Sangeeta Goswami
Counselling Psychologist, President, MIND India, Director Positive Wellbeing Foundation
Chief Medical Officer & Trustee, Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission, Attappady
Dr. Krishnakumar (imhans)
Director of the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS), Kozhikode, Kerala.
Dr. Kaustubh Joag
Senior Research Fellow and a project co-lead for Atmiyata
Dr. C J John
Chief Psychiatrist, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi
Peer support group co-ordinator, MHAT.
Dr. Varghese P Punnoose MD
Professor and HOD, Psychiatry; Govt. Medical College, Kottayam
Mr. Manoj Chandran
Founding CEO of White Swan Foundation for Mental Health
Dr. Akhil Manuel
Nodal Officer, Aditi Devo Bhava, National Health Mission, Ernakulam.
Associate Professor. Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Palakkad. Representing Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad.
Rajib Das Gupta
Professor and Chairperson at the Center of Social Medicine & Community Health, JNU.