Mental Health First
How it started?
Mental health is a subject riddled with stigma, sensitive issues and concerns. The discrimination caused by stigma can only be eradicated through continuous efforts to create awareness.
This will encourage acceptance, and help those suffering from mental illnesses to gain freedom. We hope to reinforce the fact that most concerns are treatable, just like any other medical condition.
In order to empower professionals, teachers, parents and families of the community, we, at Mpower, work towards creating a body of knowledge, expertise and specialists in the field of mental health & providing those in need with
An initiative by Aditya Birla Education Trust
Mpower started as an ambitious dream. Then, it
became a solemn vow. Now, it is a passionately on-going endeavour to be the Movement to affect
change; to promote mental health and well-being in the most holistic manner conceivable.
We empower individuals and their families from all walks of life by creating awareness, fostering education and alleviating stigma vis-à-vis mental health.
We provide holistic care, interventions and treatments that are world-class and multi-disciplinary, so that individuals with mental concerns may lead meaningful and productive lives with the utmost respect and dignity.
Dr. Neerja Birla
Founder & Chairperson
Co-Founder & Vice-Chairperson
Although mental illness is just as common as
physical illness, it is surrounded by shame, stigma and fear which isolates people when they
need support the most. So many of our friends and family are having to suffer in silence.
Awareness of and support for those affected by mental health issues needs to be a priority. Everyone deserves a happy and wholesome life. Mpower is a fight for equality.
I want everyone with a mental illness to be understood and treated just like any other illness is treated. Great things can be achieved, if we all worked together to #StampOutStigma.
Our mission is to empower individuals with mental health concerns, and their families, by creating awareness and alleviating stigma; advocating prevention, fostering education, and providing world-class holistic services so that they may lead meaningful and productive lives with respect and dignity.
Mpower aims to help create a society where people with mental health concerns and their caregivers receive professional support, care and acceptance to facilitate their recovery, without facing discrimination or shame.
Mpower hopes to help in bringing about change in the public perception of people coping with mental health concerns, and facilitate recovery without facing discrimination or shame, whilst simultaneously bringing change to policy and public life.
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 .