Bapu Trust started by working in the slums of Lohia Nagar and Kashewadi by providing community based mental health care. We provide individual & group counselling services, nutritional & medicinal support, art based therapy, peer support, and other need based services. We believe that care and belonging is a very effective alternative to the institutionalization or Excessive drugging of people with emotional/mental health issues and psycho social disabilities. All these facilities & psychosocial support is provided free of cost in the bastis’ of Pune, through skilled & dedicated staff. Group therapy has benefited single woman, adolescent boys /girls, care givers of mentally retarded children, pregnant women, and victims of domestic violence.
Mentoring of adolescent boys & girls , adds value to their Life skills & helps them to optimize their potential & be more rounded. This adds to their academic performance. Our work is skill intensive & service is provided through a team of Clinical psychologists, social workers, Art based therapists. & grass root staff. Forbes Marshal was supporting our Therapeutic groups for a period of 3 years .