Aims & Objectives

  1. To develop linkages with Government and Non-Government Mental Health Programmes already existing in Delhi.
  2. To help Sunder Nagari mentally ill people with Health promotion and Specific Protection through Community Based Organizations.
    2.1 Sadbhavna club (Khush-Haali mandal)
    2.2 Self Help Group & Federation
    2.3 Bal-Mandal
    2.4 Alcoholic Anonymous
    2.5 Community Based Rehabilitation through Home Based Care and livelihood.
    2.6 Anger management group


Key Points

  • The Hans Foundation and the Community Health Department, St. Stephen’s Hospital came together 2 years back and designed a wonderful project of “Community Mental Health program” .
  • In the past 1 and 1/2 years (from September 2014 to March 2016) immense work was done in the areas of awareness generation and stigma reduction related to mental illnesses.
  • We were able to bring into the fold of mental health services 1157 previously unrecognised patients requiring medical attention which greatly improved their quality of life.
  • 19 children started going to “ Manovikas Charitable society” for schooling different kinds of trainings.
  • 30 members have joined SHG and 11 for Federation.
  • 18 people have been enrolled for “ Sahyogi training”.

Case Study

Kamta Prasad, 20 years old boy, was adopted and then abandoned by his parents when he was 6 years old. He has no-one to care for him and has been living his life with great difficulty.
Inspite of financial and social troubles as he is all alone, he passed his 12th standard under CBSE board with good marks and wanted to pursue further studies.When we visited the “Manovikas Charitable Society” at Jagat Puri, we got to know about various courses and training programmes for the youth. They expressed their willingness to support Kamta Prasad for 2 years course of “Special Educator” and even waived off his fee. Now Kamta Prasad has been enrolled under the said course. We are very grateful to them for giving this boy a much needed boost in life.