Kiku Namita Paul is currently serving as the Associate Executive Director for NNDC- India Foundation. Her mission is to wholeheartedly participate in the efforts being made to tackle the epidemic of mental illness, as well as to help provide solutions through communication to effectively counter and eradicate the stigma around mental illness. She is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and she has conducted workshops for the Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and READ India for grassroots school teachers in collaboration with NNDC-IF. She has also worked as an instructor, conducting training workshops for corporations- including big names in the pharma and travel industries. Additionally, Kiku has developed content for and conducted Happiness and Emotional Wellness Workshops as part of an outreach program for villages in rural Haryana, organized by the Pranab Mukherjee Foundation. Kiku has spent years building an experiential understanding of mindfulness and the positive impact it can have in our lives. She is a strong advocate for a routine practice of meditation, and believes it is essential for promoting positive mental well-being.
Dr. Aastha Sachdeva
Dr. Aastha Sachdeva is a Counseling Psychologist with over 16 years of experience in counseling and psychology education. She conducts trainings and workshops for the development of soft skills and emotional intelligence to enable her clients to deal effectively with concerns in their social, professional and personal lives. She provides both online and one-to-one counseling for stress, anxiety, relationship concerns, conflicts among family members, career planning, college admissions, interview preparation sessions, and more. She has spoken about mental health awareness on NDTV, and is the recipient of an award from MHRD for her contributions in psychology education.
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Dr. Aayam Gupta
Dr. Aayam Gupta is a multifaceted talent with more than 15 years of experience in AYUSH, public health policy and management, medical law and ethics, and yoga. His core skills include management and administration, epidemiology, biostatistics and IT tools, medicine (both Indian and western), health promotion, dietetics and nutrition, yoga, medical anthropology, gender studies, law and ethics in healthcare and medicine, environmental health, health technology, and communication. He has extensive experience in promoting yoga in different countries like Peru and Fiji. In fact, he was appointed Cultural Ambassador of India to Fiji in yoga studies.
Dr. Alok Jyoti Sahoo
Dr. Alok Jyoti Sahoo is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 18 years of experience in the field of mental health. At present, he is serving as a Consultant Psychiatrist at District Head Quarter Hospital in Orissa. He seeks to work in a challenging atmosphere which provides opportunities for learning, growth, skill utilization, and the potential to provide the best medical outcome.
Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur
Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur is a Psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is currently working as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Antahkarana Clinic in Karnataka. He served as a Resident Fellow in child psychiatry at the University of Utah in the US. He is experienced in adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, sleep and sexual disorders, addiction medicine, and adolescent and child psychiatry.
Weekdays: 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. (subject to availability);
Sundays: 10 AM- 8 PM
(subject to availability)
Abdul Gani Punjabi
Abdul Gani Punjabi seeks to create positive change in the world. He hopes to accomplish this by tuning the mind-set of the young to the old, so that they will understand the message and purpose of the organization. From fighting depression for five years to realizing his true potential, he has become a true motivation to others. Abdul is a professional in the fields of marketing, public relations, event management, and public speaking who believes in following the core values of humanity through which businesses, events, and organizations can achieve the right environment and culture to grow.
Mrs. Rupali Gwalre Mohbe
Mrs. Rupali Gwalre Mohbe has over 19 years of experience being a Psychologist & Counselor, NLP Trainer (ABNLP), a Certified Hypnotherapist, and an Advanced Life Coach. She is also the Director of “YOUNG BUZZ” in Goa, which is a center for mental health and well-being. She has a specialization in psychometric testing, adult and adolescent issues, mental health, corporate training, career counseling, life skills, and learning disabilities and its remedies. She is an RCI-registered Rehabilitation Psychologists and has conducted over 100 programs for participants like educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate offices. These programs ranged from communication skills, counseling skills, stress and anger management, emotional management, etc.
Mon, Wed and Friday:
1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Mrs. Sadhna Prashar
Mrs. Sadhna Prashar is a counselor in Birmingham, United Kingdom with over 15 years of experience. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society. Being an Integrative Counselor, she has experience in primary care, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and various other modalities. She also provides counseling services for adolescents, elders, parents, and anger management.
Mrs. Prashar is also a mindfulness expert and holds mental wellbeing workshops. She specializes in bereavement counselling, having 15 years of experience working with the Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service at NHS Solihull Hospital. She has worked with adolescents and children in schools and has her own private practice.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
4:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Dr. Ankita Kar
Dr. Ankita Kar has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from the Dr. Abhin Chandra Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Sree Chitra University, Kerala.
Dr. Shambhavi Samir
Dr. Anjula Siddartha
Anjula Siddartha, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist living in Canada. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick, Canada. Currently, in private practice, Dr. Siddhartha is offering pro bono services to frontline workers, and offers an eclectic approach to treating depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, chronic pain, addiction, and those who have special needs or are intellectually disabled.
Dr. Siddhartha provides individual, family, and group therapy for addiction and suicidal behaviors among teenagers, behavior modification programs with the intellectually disabled, and psychotherapy for serious mental illnesses. She also conducts therapy for lifestyle, anxiety, and anger management, as well as workshops and webinars. She practices cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and mindfulness.
Dr. Siddhartha serves as a board member of the Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick, John Howard Society, and a member of Chatham Rotary Club. She has also published various articles in Canadian newspapers, where she writes about mental health guidelines individuals can use in their daily lives.
Through NNDC-IF, she hopes to serve fellow Indians. She can be reached for consultation regarding programs for the incarcerated population, suicide prevention, and anxiety management.