One Future Collective is an organization that works towards building compassionate youth social leadership through the use of art, education, community intervention and policy advocacy – across verticals of gender justice, mental health, legal reform and development policy.

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One Future Inspire | Richa Vashista: Gender, Mental Health and Advocacy

One Future Inspire is a series of interviews with young people across countries, borders, spectrums of work and being. These people share a common quality — they inspire us. Our aim is to bring their work to the fore with the hope that it might ignite a spark in someone, somewhere.

Team One Future interviewed Richa Vashista, an ardent gender rights activist and a mental health specialist.

The Mental Health Institute 2018 — Day 4

MUMBAI- On 16th of December, an early Sunday morning, we all geared up, aware and alert at the final day of the Mental Health Institute. Ms. Havovi Hyderabadwala, co-founder of Mind Mandala and a clinical-forensic psychologist, was our first speaker and she shared her views about Mental Health and the Law, importantly focusing on The Mental Health Act. Participants were divided into groups to read the act and debate amongst each other. The...

The Mental Health Institute 2018 – Day 2

MUMBAI -- Day two of The Mental Health Institute was full of information and discussions. We started with a lecture by Dr. Kersi Chavda, psychiatrist, who covered multiple dimensions of adolescent mental health, focusing on depression, aggression the increasing rate of suicides in the country. He also discussed the Blue Whale issue which continues to take many lives around the world. Dr. Chavda stressed on the need for mental health professionals to focus...

Ed-Innovate I Innovate to Include

Educational Innovations Series #2 (This article is a part of the Educational Innovation series, by Pukhraj Ranjan, which explores global innovations that are helping solve critical issues in K12 education with the hope to spread it to the Indian education landscape and beyond.) “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” — Muslim Origin As an Indian growing up, I have heard the phrase "unity in diversity" a million times. However, I am often surprised by the absence...

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War and Menstruation

Often, the deepest casualties of war are the ones that don’t find words. Silenced, we believe they don’t exist, as they surreptitiously mock human rights, etching stains forever. Menstruation. Imagine your fifteen year old self (yes, men too). Idealism, passion and dreams of the future. You were probably studying in a school, with fans at least and single gender bathrooms, with latches and running water. You probably had a group of friends and evenings...

Mental Health And Sports

Throwing light on the challenges and anxieties sports persons go through. The mental health awareness month in May 2018 saw some large sports personalities open up about their mental health struggles over the course of their career. Sports giants like Olympic Gold-medallist swimmer- Micheal Phelps, NBA legend- Jerry West, NFL player- Brandon Marshall have shared their stories and have thus started the slow and steady process of destigmatizing mental illness in sports. Behind the success...

Academic Stress in Students

Cues to ensure and assure a stress-free academic environment for students.   School education is a very important part of an individual’s life and is also a turning point in their academic life. At this stage, the academic performance of a student plays a crucial role in deciding the next stage of their education, which in turn shapes their career. An excess of academic stress during this stage can result in adverse effects that are...

How inclusive of Trans Persons is the Mental Health Care Act of 2017?

First published at NewsnViews. “Sex is what you are born with, gender is what you recognize and sexuality is what you discover.” Being trapped inside a body that doesn’t feel like your own, experiencing gender and sexuality in a completely different manner from what is expected of you, and the constant fear of being ridiculed, discriminated and outcasted from society — the life of a trans person in India is no less than a daily battle...

The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

Its key features and challenges. The Mental Healthcare Act which was passed on 7th April, 2017 seeks to replace the Mental Health Act, 1987. The 1987 Act failed to acknowledge the agency of those with mental illnesses and adequately safeguard their rights. Initially introduced in the Parliament in August, 2013, the bill was finally passed last April. The Act mainly aims to protect the rights of persons with mental illnesses and promote and provide mental...

The Need for School Mental Health

Nurturing and sustaining a healthy future. The youth of today spend more time in schools than they do anywhere else except their homes. This makes the school one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health problems and illnesses. The mission of school mental health programmes is to promote healthy social, emotional and behavioural development of the students. Health concerns must be addressed in schools itself...

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