Mental Health Matters!

If you are depressed, feel suicidal or have a question related to mental health, you can contact the Vandrevala Foundation on our helpline number

24/7 Mental Health Helpline - All India Telephone Number:
1860-266-2345 / 1800-233-3330
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Since we launched the Vandrevala Foundation Mental Health Helpline in India in 2009, our trained counsellors have responded to more than 225,000 calls from people across the country seeking urgent help, advice or support either for themselves or for a family member, friend or co-worker regarding mental health emergencies or problems.

Satyamev Jayate Makes an Impact

Hyacinth Pereira, Senior Vice President of the Vandrevala Foundation, reports on the volume and range of calls received after the Foundation's mental health helpline number was shared on the popular Indian television talk show Satyamev Jayate (English: Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by popular Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan.

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Vandrevala Foundation moves to improve Maharashtra mental health care

The Vandrevala Foundation, whose charitable activities include mental health care, has submitted a plan to the Maharashtra government to improve services in mental health institutions in the state. This move follows the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report which places India as the world's leader in suicides.

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With the support of respected Indian film actor and producer Saif Ali Khan, the Vandrevala Foundation leveraged its sponsorship of the India Turf Invitation Cup 2010, India’s most prestigious equestrian event of the year, and the media attention it garnered to raise awareness about mental health issues, influence public opinion about mental health and mental illness, and generate action to address mental health in India.

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