To collaborate with a range of stakeholders in the area of mental health in India in order to:

  • Create wider awareness of concerns
  • Support and enable quality services as well as ongoing research
  • Encourage innovative, culturally sensitive, community-based interventions
  • Work towards capacity building for individuals, organizations, communities, and institutions through training, network building, and knowledge sharing
  • Stimulate law and policy reforms


MHI will go beyond programme funding and organizational partnerships to help create a community-based, nation-wide mental health ecosystem that is flexible, continually evolving, and accessible to the most marginalized.

Summary of relevant work: 

MHI is the leading funding body in the field of mental health in India. Our goal is to improve the overall well-being in India. We conceptualize well-being as a combination of mental health and social factors and aspire to create a holistic mental health ecosystem in India that is accessible to everyone across social landscapes. We are a catalyzing and enabling force for organizations that strive towards this goal.

We align with a rights-based, psychosocial approach that considers mental health concerns as a disability. We expand on the narrow medical understandings of mental health conditions and look at it through a systemic lens. We understand caste, gender, religion, region, ability and sexually based oppression as major contributors to mental health distress. We encourage community-based interventions and actively promote deinstitutionalization of mental health services. We are a feminist, LGBTQ affirmative and user-survivor centered organization. 


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175, CST Road, Kalina
Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400098

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Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
Experts by experience/service users
Policy makers