An initiative by Aditya Birla Education Trust
In India, it is difficult to change perceptions related to Mental Health. The challenge lies in repairing the innate conditioning, and encouraging people to seek help.
REALIZING THIS, MPOWER WAS STARTED IN 2016 BY:
How it started?
Mpower was born to be the movement to affect change; to promote mental health and well-being in the most holistic manner conceivable.
How can we help?
The need of the hour is to promote mental wellness, by providing mental healthcare solutions to all. At Mpower, we provide the following services through our clinical units:
MPOWER – THE CENTRE
At Mpower - The Centre, we provide holistic mental health care solutions to children, adolescents, young people, and adults.
MPOWER – THE FOUNDATION
Provides quality mental health care at a reasonable rate to underprivileged individuals, by empowering people living with psychosocial difficulties to lead meaningful lives, without social exclusion.
THE MPOWER CELL
Provides clinical interventions for specific target audiences. Mpower Cell is a small unit at BITS (Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad) and Kalyan campus providing counselling and Psychiatric consultations and workshops to the students and Faculty. The aim is to provide clinical care and a mental health-friendly environment at campus
A Psychiatric consultation is a comprehensive medical evaluation with a psychiatrist (a medical professional) of any past history of mental health concerns and the biological and psychological sources of emotional distress and may involve medication, depending on the severity of the concern.
Individual therapy is a collaborative process between a client and a trained mental health therapist which focuses on talking about a variety of mental health concerns (including but not limited to clinical disorders), self-exploration and dealing with life-stressors.
Couples counselling facilitates understanding between the two partners regarding their communication, inculcating healthy ways to deal with conflict and work towards a mutually agreed goal for the relationship.
Ocupational therapy aims to assess, identify and formulate a tailored therapeutic plan for the difficulties children may have during daily tasks in the areas of fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, cognitive skills and social interaction and communication.
Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication concerns that arise in childhood and/or any speech impairments caused by an injury such as a stroke or a traumatic brain injury.
Remedial therapy is designed to assist students to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills and bridges gaps in the areas of reading, writing, and math as well as building skills and strategies to improve comprehension, sustain attention, time management and organisational skills.
A Parenting consult is a meeting between the parents and the therapist to discuss the progress made by the child on the goals collaboratively decided as well as to focus on parenting styles and strategies.
Dance movement therapy is a branch of expressive arts therapy that uses movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration.
Music therapy is a branch of expressive arts therapy wherein a trained music therapist uses music to facilitate modulation of emotion, attention, cognition, communication, with various psychological concerns such as depression, anxiety, neurodevelopmental concerns (autism, downs syndrome), dementia, etc.
Nutrimentor sessions involve individualised nutrition plans by an expert in health and nutrition and focuses on understanding the biological relationship between food and mental health.
A Support group is a platform for individuals with similar concerns to come together and gain perspective about the various attitudes towards a similar situation, identify different ways of coping, and alleviate the feeling of isolation through mutual sharing and exploratory activities
A Psychoeducational evaluation consists of psychological and educational tests that identifies areas of strength and weakness in a student’s learning profile, identify Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc. which helps inform interventions to address these difficulties.
I didn’t feel like an outsider, it felt like someone was listening to my issues without being put off or frightened. Coming here gave me the help I’ve needed.
My therapist was excellent at remembering things said in previous sessions. I felt like my therapist understood me and was often able to put into words the things I could not. My therapist encouraged me to do a lot of work outside of the sessions and gave many suggestions on how to do that .
The comfort and professional care that was given right from the start. The fact that everyone I interacted with at Mpower were extremely forthcoming in providing information and answering all the questions I had.
Personal connection, convenience, nonjudgmental space, genuine listening to my thoughts. .
My son loves coming here. The therapist really understands the child and his needs.
The therapist listened to me and showed me things from the other person’s perspective which is really helping me a lot in understanding and handling people. The fact that I can share anything and everything with the therapist without being judged is great.
I feel that my situation was very accurately understood and gauged. And I felt supported. I feel that there is a direction that I am heading in with regards to my therapy now and overcoming each issue constructively.
The steps that were taken to arrive at the diagnosis of the issue to be dealt with was very interesting. All the home remedies were extremely helpful and simple to follow.
I think that the people here are very kind and the whole place in general has a good vibe to it. For example the waiting isn’t very stressful. The counsellor makes you very comfortable and is very understanding .