Traditional Mental Health Services
Most mental health services operate on a purely medical model which is ineffective in dealing with the broader mental health needs of the population.
Initial MHAT Model
Till now, the involvement of MHAT started only with the identification of mental disorder in an individual. This is often random, guided by and entirely dependent on the local partners.
The Samagram model is an effort to bridge this gap
“Stakeholders working in the social development sector have for long, expressed the need for mental health interventions to supplement social initiatives.
In the Samagram model, MHAT will have direct access to the community allowing the introduction of preventive initiatives amongst the vulnerable groups and better detection of individuals who need care”
– Dr Manoj Kumar, Founder and Clinical Director
The Samagram model has evolved from MHAT’s continual efforts to provide comprehensive mental healthcare services to the community.
Multi level engagement
This will involve mental health related activities amongst school children, youth, women’s groups and people abusing alcohol and substances.
Engagement is Key
Samagram marks a departure from the model followed so far in that many initiatives are envisaged to engage with vulnerable groups in the locality, even before mental illness is detected.
It will feature continuous supportive work with vulnerable groups, use of arts for engagement, programs to improve mental health literacy, early intervention when problems emerge and improved management of existing morbidity.