Mind Matters Wayanad

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Remedial Education Centre

Under the aegis of Foundation for Social Health, Thrissur (R-343/2006)

Welcome to MindMatters Wayanad

MindMatters Wayanad is a Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy situated at Kalpetta in Wayanad district, established under the aegis of Foundation for Social Health, a registered voluntary organization (NGO) headquartered at Thrissur. As a team, MindMatters deal with various problems ranging from academic difficulties in children up to family counselling, treatment of psychological disorders and de-addiction. We provide those services in a family atmosphere, where the clients come and get healed in an ambience of love, warmth and personal care.

Since ancient times, India has given importance to the health of people and has highlighted the need for a physically and mentally healthy society. Health is pivotal for the growth, development and productivity of a society and is vital for a happy and healthy life anywhere in the world. The World Health Organization’s definition of health, includes physical, social, spiritual and mental health, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The maxim, “there is no health without mental health” underlines the fact that mental health is an integral and essential component of health. Mental disorders affect everyone, irrespective of age, gender, residence and living standards, even though some groups are at a higher risk for certain illnesses; only the impact varies. From a cultural perspective, mental disorders are associated with a considerable amount of stigma in Indian society, leading to neglect and marginalization. Persons with mental illness are unable to receive quality care due to limited awareness, availability, accessibility and affordability. Persons with mental disorders are also known to be associated with a wide range of social and societal problems if their illness is unrecognized or inappropriately managed. Some mental health conditions are implicated not only in lower productivity and earning potential, but also in a number of antisocial behaviour, crime, domestic violence, alcohol and drug use. Undoubtedly, mental health care is an important issue to be addressed.

MindMatters Wayanad serves as a community resource to people, families, educators, and social agencies to educate and advocate for the affected individuals. Putting forward a holistic vision on health, MindMatters Wayanad also serves as the Information Centre for Vipassana Meditation in Kerala.

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