‘हमारे जुगाड़’ – A collective document of mothers’ know-hows of taking care of themselves

हमारे जुगाड़/Our Jugaad is a collective document about different ways in which mothers take of themselves, their mental health. This Covid lockdown across India has been a particularly difficult time for caregivers of children with disabilities with restricted access to supportive spaces, everyday resources, medical and therapy services, change in everyday routine. The Mental Health…

Podcast: Therapists as Co-travellers on Caregivers’ Journey

The Mental Health Team at Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai has been facilitating a series of events in the month of June, as a way to advocate for the mental health of caregivers of children with disabilities. As a part of the series, the team is launching this podcast that is a conversation between the…

When Self-Doubt Visits

-Pooja Gate How Narrative Ideas helped me through my fellowship, and how can it help us to navigate the current pandemic? It is said that “your self-doubt does not define who you are or what you are capable of.” I understood what this meant more clearly only when I began facilitating Social Emotional Learning (SEL)…

Library of Hope – Raviraj Shetty and Dr. Riddhi Mehta

A fun pop-up library in Lower Parel makes reading exciting and accessible for all. Raviraj Shetty lives in Mumbai with his parents, sister and an amazing bunch of friends. He is an occupational therapist, trainer, supervisor and a manager at Ummeed Child Development Center, a non- profit organization which collaborates with children experiencing disabilities and…

Should I talk to my child about Autism? – Jill Sanghvi

Jill Sanghvi has been with Ummeed Child Development Center since 2009. She is currently a counselor and training manager at Ummeed. Jill holds a Masters Degree from Mumbai University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, New York. Jill has been drawn towards narrative ideas and practices since she started working at…