One Future Collective, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, spoke to The Indian Millennials podcast on the topic of Mental Health. Vandita Morarka, Founder and CEO of One Future Collective (henceforth: OFC) and Shruti Venkatesh, Program Director at the Queer Resource Center at OFC spoke on the importance of mental health in India and its various aspects. Following is the transcribed interview of the podcast:
For its October read, Sanskaari Girls Book Club was joined by the Queer Resource Centre, One Future Collective in reading Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar.
On World Mental Health Day, October 10th, One Future Collective came up with a host of initiatives to commemorate the global celebration of self care and mental health awareness. This is brief report of all our initiatives conducted that day.
On Thursday 10th October, on World Mental Health Day, we held a Twitter chat on the topic of Self Care for Caregivers. The chat was moderated by Vini Doshi, Psychologist and Research Associate with us.
Brushing teeth, taking a bath and maybe hitting the gym – we do a bunch of things for self-care without blinking an eye. But seldom do we pause and dive deep into other aspects of our well-being. This Mental Health Day, One Future Collective organized a self-care workshop to start conversations around different branches of holistic well-being.
On Monday 2 September, we held a Twitter chat on the topics of feminism and justice. The chat was moderated by Nishma Jethwa our Program Director for Feminist Justice and coordinator of the FemJustice Legal Centre, launched last month.
Last month, our Sanskaari Girls Book Club collaborated with Bibliotherapy, a monthly book club for mental health related books and a safe space for sharing run by Apurupa Vatsalya and Sneha Rawlani. We hosted a workshop and dialogue around a book exploring female rage. Two participants, Rishika Agarwal and Sasha Patel share their reflections from the day.