Neerja Birla and Sourav Ganguly jointly unveil Mpower, the Mental Health Centre in Kolkata

Rajkumar Das: In an endeavour to make high quality psychological well being companies extra accessible to folks throughout the nation, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder & Chairperson, Mpower, at the moment inaugurated a brand new Mental Health Centre in Kolkata. The state-of-the-art centre situated on Sarat Bose Road, won’t solely cater to the wants of almost 1.5 Cr robust inhabitants of the metropolis but additionally of the Eastern & North-Eastern states of India. The centre is headed by Dr. Preeti Parakh, (M.D. Psychiatry) who’s in the area of psychological well being for greater than a decade. She is ably supported by a extremely certified and skilled staff of psychological well being professionals; Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Special Educators, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. The scientific companies at Mpower – The Centre, Kolkata could be availed through each on-line and offline modes. Lending his assist to the reason for psychological well being was Cricketing Legend, and President of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, who jointly unveiled the centre together with Mrs. Neerja Birla. Since inception in 2016, that is Mpower’s seventh world-class centre of excellence after Mpower Centres at Mumbai & Bengaluru, Mpower Foundation Mumbai and Mpower Cells at BITS Pilani, BITS Goa and Birla College, Kalyan, all devoted for alleviation of psychological well being considerations.

Speaking at the digital inauguration, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Mpower stated, “At the onset, I am really grateful to Mr. Sourav Ganguly for supporting an issue like mental health to create the right awareness among the citizens. Last year has been exceptionally tough on everyone, and has thrust the spotlight on how delicate our mental health really is. Furthermore, the prevailing deep-rooted stigma within the society often prevents people from reaching out and seeking the help they need. Hence, there is a strong need to create awareness about the same so that we as a society can work together to build a better tomorrow. With the launch of Mpower centre in Kolkata, we carry on with our missionary zeal to make mental health facilities accessible, and deliver holistic solutions to all. It is my sincere appeal to families, youth and working professionals to reach out, and seek help from our team of extremely skilled and experienced mental health professionals at The Kolkata Centre.”

Present at the launch, Shri Sourav Ganguly, President BCCI stated, “Having played and witnessed a highly competitive sport like Cricket over three decades, I understand how important it is to build and maintain mental resilience for survival and success. This also applies to every other field we work in. Mental health is one of the biggest issues we face today as a society, which only got worse, as stress levels increased due to pandemic. Mrs. Neerja Birla and her movement Mpower have been doing some stellar work in the area of mental health. The launch of Mpower Centre in my hometown Kolkata is a brilliant step in the right direction towards creating awareness about mental healthcare in India. I am pleased to have been a part of this important discussion with Mrs. Birla, to understand the on-ground realities and what we as citizens can do to start fighting the stigma associated with mental illness, and seek timely help from the mental health experts.”

Ever since the pandemic struck, Mpower has intensified its efforts to alleviate the stigma round psychological well being, by numerous initiatives corresponding to Mpower 1on1 toll-free psychological well being helpline (24×7), Mpower eClinic for tier two cities, ‘Minds Matter’ – psychological well being literacy curriculum for faculties, and Mental Health Counselling and structured remedy to the frontline heroes corresponding to Mumbai Police and Healthcare Workers and their households. In this era, Mpower has been dedicated to supply uninterrupted scientific intervention utilizing teleconsultation companies. Earlier this 12 months, Mpower inaugurated its latest Cell at B Okay Birla College, Kalyan, and together with Kolkata it endeavours to develop its scientific footprint in cities like Pune and Hyderabad as effectively.

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