Narrative Ideas Travel to Goa

Raviraj Shetty and Jehanzeb Baldiwala from Ummeed facilitated a two-day introductory workshop with Aileen Dsouza from Sethu on Narrative Ideas and Practices.

Hypochondria (the preoccupation with ones health)

Look! It’s here It’s there; I can feel it Why don’t you see it? I can feel it I can sense it I’m sure it’s there   Yet again, it has come back to bother me; That preoccupation with my health   Something is holding me back from leading a life of vigour Is it…

Diversity Shala: A Two-day workshop by Team Apni Shala on Gender and Sexuality

Amrita and Rohit from Apni Shala conducted a two-day workshop on “Gender and Sexuality” for the Mental Health professionals at Ummeed Child Development Center. During this workshop, participants explored their own gender and sexuality journeys, unpacked the gender binary boxes to explore the possibilities of gender spectrum, understood gender identity, expression, and transition, explored the…

Lovely article on being an ally to the Autistic Community by Prathama Raghavan

Prathama Raghavan, one of our MHTP – 7 participants is a Disability and Mental Health Practitioner consulting with children, young people, families, and schools for their well – being and working towards nurturing safe spaces for all ways of being. In her article, she explains how consulting with children and young people on the Spectrum…

Narrative Training in Kolkata – Block 1

Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Raviraj Shetty from the Mental Health Team at Ummeed Child Development Center recently conducted a short term training on Narrative Ideas and Practices in Kolkata. Here’s the five-day shift shared by Kolkata Group to describe their journey of exploring the first module of Narrative training in July 2018. The 5-day Shift Jittery,…

Collaboration with Sahyog

The Mental Health Team at Ummeed collaborated with community workers from Sahyog to understand mental health in their context through narrative practices. The first block of two days saw a rich exploration of ideas, practices in the community that may or may not support people’s mental health and the workers’ hopes for their communities.

We got featured yet again!

Prateek Sharma covered stories that attempt at shifting perspectives on mental health by viewing it as much more than a pathological entity. Here is the final piece where he talks about narrative therapy, which blooms this outlook and opens up a progressive approach to care. “The development of narrative therapy gained speed during the time…