The Health Collective 


The Health Collective aims to be a safe space for conversations, information and resources, especially for those here in India. We start with Mental Health, where India is traditionally under-served.

Working with trusted mental health experts, we will list out the basics you need to know. We are aggregating a list of helplines available in the country, and are creating a database of vetted psychologists and psychiatrists, so that when you need someone, you'll be able to find someone trusted close to you.

Some of you are kindly sharing your first-person accounts, and we salute your courage and thank you for sharing your stories... as we collectively look to raise awareness, lift the stigma, and ensure our loved ones get help when they/we need it. More about us and our advisory team is on here.

We will need to do this step-by-step and are counting on many of you to share of your time, your stories, your expertise. For the moment, we request your patience and good vibes as we strive to do justice to the idea.

Who's part of The Health Collective? 
Well, you, yes you, more than 100,000+ of you!
Be assured we'll be going full steam ahead. You can read about us on the global Mental Health Innovation Network and find out more on our About Page and do follow us @healthcollectif on Twitter.

  • Get regular updates: Sign up for our monthly newsletter here





You will find Information across the site on mental health. We update at least twice, if not three times a week, so please keep an eye out for regularly updated *original stories, reporting and comics.
Look no further than our
Blog Page for:

  • FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS: Your Stories on living with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, overcoming an eating disorder* anxiety and depression, learning to heal, self-harm*, living with post-partum depression, How Therapy Works
    (*Trigger warning)
  • EXPERT VIEWS: On Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Depression, The Need to Pause, Myths about Child Abuse and Boys, How Therapy Works, How to be Kind to Yourself, Family Therapy, Losing a Pregnancy: Allowing Yourself Time to Grieve; Domestic Violence; Dealing with Break-ups; Understanding Mental Health
  • REPORTER'S DIARYMental Health, Tech and the Workplace, What's Animal Care Got to Do with Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and India's Data, Mental Health in the News, Workplace Stress and the Need for Me Time
  • *NEW*: 'Sadventures' by Solo, Sticks and Stones by Kishore Mohan and more original comics on mental health 
  • *NEW*: Posts in Hindi (thanks to our friends at 
  • *NEW*: Video! VOICES on The Health CollectiveWhat is Stressing Out Delhi's Girls
  • *NEW*: Video! Ask the Experts With Dr Achal BhagatMental Health 101
  • Information on Mental Health, including Infographics:
    Myths and Facts on depression
    - Understanding Panic Disorders
    - Understanding Anxiety Disorders
    - Post-Partum Depression
    - Myths on Child Abuse

  • For more info/ resources, please look at our Resource Centre (on the right)
  • For India: suicide helplines (being re-verified for 2017)
  • For Emails/ Numbers of Psychologists and Psychiatrists across India, check our Contacts page
    *Work-in-progress. Please note: 
    Our primary aim in creating a database is to provide information on TRUSTED and GOOD mental health practitioners, based on peer- as well as client recommendations, but The Health Collective cannot be held liable for any issues arising from your using these independent third party services.
  • Suicide Prevention: Warning signs that you or a loved one should get immediate help
  • Simple Terms of Use: Sharing/ Re-posting/ Re-publishing: With Attribution and appropriate credit, and a link-back
  • Please email for clarifications  
  • Permission must be taken from the relevant parties to re-use any and all third-party content

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License