Pattie Gonsalves

Job role: 
Public Engagement
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Pattie Gonsalves works in the areas of arts and mental health to improve health outcomes for adolescents and youth in India. Her background ranges from psychology, development and public health, that has given her opportunities to serve as a youth consultant to UNICEF and co-found the “Music Basti” project, which connects at-risk children with music and life-skills education. She has also worked with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and conducted research on arts and wellbeing in Tamil Nadu for Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Pattie presently leads a public engagement initiative, "It’s Ok To Talk” (www.itsoktotalk.in) at Sangath, a mental health non-profit in India, supported by the Wellcome Trust. The project aims to engage adolescents and youth with issues of mental health through digital interventions and community based activities.

Approach: 
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Regions of interest: 
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
School
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Country: 
India

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PRIDE (PRemIum for aDolEscents)

A personalized, stepped care, trans-diagnostic approach addressing the contextual factors associated with mental health problems through information technology.
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Social Media & Mental Health: What does mental health support look like in the 21st century?

Sweta Pal and Pattie Gonsalves recount their World Mental Health Day 2017 celebrations, in which It’s Ok To Talk, Sangath and The American Center, New Delhi, hosted a Panel Discussion and Workshop preceded by a Twitter chat.
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Project Report from PRIDE: Engaging young people with mental health in India

Project Report from PRIDE: Engaging young people with mental health in India