Making Emotions Tangible – Mithila Jariwala

About 3 years back, in order to understand and explore an estranged relationship I shared with my father, I started photographing him and life in my parent’s home. It was a very therapeutic process. Ever since I started using photography as therapy for myself. At the same time I also started consulting a therapist as…

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…

Workshop Series in collaboration with VConnect Foundation – Ahemdabad

The Mental Health Team, in collaboration with VConnect Foundation travelled to Ahemedabad and did a one-day sensitization workshop with parents of children with hearing differences. Along with initiating dialogues to co-create the parents’ know-hows on mental health in the community, the day went on to unpack and make visible what supports and doesn’t support their mental…

Narrative Ideas travel to Mexico!

Ummeed Child Development Center, India along with Colectivo de Practicas Narrativas, Mexico facilitated workshops on ‘ Narrative Practices and Children’s Literature’ in three different places in Mexico : Mexico City, Masters of Narrative Practices in Education and Community Work, Universidad Campesina Indigena en Red, Puebla and Instituto de Genero Familia y Comunidad A.C (IGEFAM) ,…

Pragati Ki Ummeed

As a part of his final presentation for Ummeed’s year-long Community Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy titled “Pragati Ki Ummeed”, Sumeet Gade shares his experience of using narrative ideas and practices into his work with young people he consults with.  

Exploring a Change to the narrative in ‘labeling’ mental illness.

As a part of her final presentation for Ummeed’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy titled ‘Exploring a Change to the narrative in ‘labeling’ mental illness’, Riona Lall shares her experience of using narrative ideas and practices into her work with young adults she consults with.

Narrative Ideas travel to Jalgaon!

The Mental Health Team at Ummeed did a one-day sensitization with the staff of Udaan Foundation at Jalgaon on what is mental health, what does it look like it the community and in the teams’ work with families. The Ummeed Mental Health Team and Udaan team explored together through games, activities and conversations to understand…

First Mental Health ECHO Program

The First Mental Health ECHO Program in using Narrative Ideas & Practices in the context of children and families commenced on 11th June 2019. This program consists of a series of 10 bimonthly sessions from June to October using the ECHO platform. The intention of these interactive skill building training sessions is to create an…