Get to know Chhaanv ( छाँव ).

Safe space for people who want to navigate through the issues affecting their mental well-being. T


Basic Information

  • Fees Type: Free
  • City: Online Only
  • Facilitated By: Mix Of Professionals & Facilitators
  • Languages: English, and Hindi
  • Meets: Monthly
  • Participant Limit: 8

What is the group about?

"Chhaanv छाँव - A Mental Health & Well-being Support Group is an initiative to provide shade to people who want to navigate through the issues affecting their mental well-being. The theme of the support group is not limited to any particular area. Each month, a different theme is taken and addressed in the support group (like insecurity, stress, etc)."

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What is your founding story?

"The Yellow Umbrella is an initiative to work on the issues on Mental Health. Lack of presence of support groups in the city was one of the concerns that we always wanted to address since the start of the initiative. During the first mental health festival that we organized in 2019, we included a Support Group as a part of it. With the overwhelming response that we received, we decided to make it recurring. We then approached Ms. Bhumika Jain from …"

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Who is your group for?

"A support group that is not focused on any specific theme. It is open to all, and we have attendees from various backgrounds and from a variety of age groups (above 18). We welcome anyone and everyone, and talk about things they want to."

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How does one sign up? What’s the coordination process like?

"We release a registration form (a Google form) before each support group. The facilitator, along with Support group leaders, select the responders to invite. A confirmation mail with the link to the meeting is then sent to the selected participants."

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Walk us through the average format of your group session.

"Our sessions are an hour long. We invite no more than 13 people and aim for no more than 10. The facilitator starts the sessions with some prompts, like a comic strip or a personal story. Then there is discussion around that topic. Everyone is given a chance to speak, if they wish to share. The facilitator moderates the discussion and fuels it with more prompts, questions, or sharing from the group member is taken as base to build on the further …"

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What do you hope for participants in your group to take back with them after a session?

"Venting out safe space, acceptance, some quick tips related to the topic/theme in the end."

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