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Geographic areas served: Tamil Nadu

The Banyan: Changing the face of mental health care in India.

The Banyan provides accessible services to those with mental illness who would otherwise fall through the State care cracks. It does this with health centres in communities that ensure access to social and medical care for the client and their family. With this philosophy of inclusive care for all at its heart, The Banyan also strives to raise awareness and dispell the myths that surround mental illness in order to sensitise families, communities and government, and instigate a real change in the profile and direction of the sector as a whole.

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I remember half way through my placement thinking, this is not what I came to do. However, it could not have turned out better. The Banyan not only brought me together with a lot of different people, but also gave me a great experience and insight into the challgenges that an NGO (especially one ... more »
It was such a privilege to serve the Banyan this summer. This charity is doing amazing things. The medical treatment, as well as the indepence and pracitcal skills the women at Adaikalam are receiving and learning is fantastic. The staff are committed and hard working. This charity is forward ... more »
I don't have any direct experience with The Banyan but from what I hear, they're doing a swell job. From a questionnaire that I helped translate for them, I could infer that they're doing some amazing work... more »
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