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.