In the last few years, research has proven that mental illnesses are on the rise. The average individual, who feels unsettled and unable to cope, and whose daily life, relationships, professional status and even physical health are affected by this imbalance, needs a compassionate and empathic helping hand, expert advice, professional counselling, specific treatment and sustained support to overcome and attain optimum physical, mental and emotional well being.
The Institute for Psychological Health (IPH) is the sanctuary for people seeking such support. There are opportunities galore at IPH, beginning with the redress of their individual problems, gradually involving the family, and finally, the community towards healthy growth.
IPH Provides an ' Umbrella' approach, i.e. many services for many age groups, under one roof. This ensures holistic intervention of the particular problem.
Every service at IPH is linked with either a support group or a developmental workshop as a mental health sensitisation programme.
IPH provides a blend of Individual and Family approach, and also the integration of curative and developmental models.
This work is mostly done at the IPH activity centre. It includes work with individuals with problems, and their caregivers. It also includes groups for development and those dealing with disorders and distress.
It includes conducting public programmes for increasing awareness and promoting mental health.
It includes working with industrial houses, providing their work force with inputs related to mental health enhancement and effective interpersonal functioning.