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Bapu Trust- Mental health Interventions at Grass roots in low income communities

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 .